Malaysian Railways

Welcome to the subsection for the railways in Malaysia.  Most of the railway network lies in the peninsular, hereinafter “Malaya”.  Apart from Malaya,  the Borneo-an state of Sabah is the only other state of Malaysia that runs its own railways.

The railways in Malaysia can be divided into 2 categories: the mainline Intercity service and the urban rail systems.  As of now only the capital Kuala Lumpur features a well developed urban rail network with 2 commuter lines, 3 Metro lines, 1 Monorail line, 1 Bus Rapid Transit line and an Airport train service;  The mainline and commuter services are run by KTMB (Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad/ Malayan Rail ltd).  KTMB has a rather mixed reputation among Malaysians but for the most part, the services that they run are actually relatively dependable.  Urban services on the other hand, are run by Prasarana under the brand rapidKL.  An exception is the Airport train, run by ExpressRailLink.

This section will be updated as more posts come in.  As of now I have two posts about KTMB, so feel free to have a look at them.  Simply click the images or the text links:

KTMB website comparison with Irish Rail website


Travelling to Singapore via train





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