KTM Komuter fares to be increased, effective Dec 2

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According to a report by the New Straits Times, the KTM Komuter fare increase will be implemented soon – a new fare structure has just been announced with changes to come into effect next month, December 2. The new structure will see a maximum increase of up to RM7.10 per trip, affecting both the Tanjung Malim-Sungai Gadut and Batu Caves-Port Klang line.

“The new fare structure will cover operating and maintenance costs that have been on the rise every year,” commented KTM Bhd (KTMB) president, Lt Col (Rtd) Sarbini Tijan. “The purchase of spare parts has become increasingly expensive with the drop of the ringgit, not to mention KTMB had also been subject to commercial rates of the electricity tariff over the years,” he added.

This will be the first fare revision for the KTM Komuter service since February 2003. The new fare structure, which will see an increase of four sen per kilometre, will see students receive a 50% discount on the affected lines. “The new structure will benefit primary and secondary school children and college and university students whereby they will now be eligible to receive concession fares at a 50% discount,” added Sarbini.

In an earlier report, KTMB chairman, Datuk Nawawi Ahmad, stated that the increase from 11 sen per kilometre to 15 sen was required to prevent further losses incurred by the company. According to him, fares are supposed to cost at least 20 sen per km and that the 9 sen difference from the outgoing rate has resulted in a loss of around RM100 million per year.

“Our cost per km is at 20 sen but our ticket price per passenger only covers 11 sen per km. Right now, our operating revenue cannot cover our operating cost,” he stressed. Ahmad has also made it clear that the company no longer wants to rely on the government for subsidies in covering its operating costs.

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  • xxxxxxx on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Tahniah ….. what else not increase, please keep coming !!!!

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    • don’t complain. Not happy leave Malaysia. BN has run this country so well. Thank you BN

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  • EdmundW on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Bravo. BN done it again. Keep going! We shall support BN for the next GE to OUT!!!!

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    • Proton achieving 15% TIV in 2015 on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Useless lah! Too many stupid mak cik and pak cik living in kampung edy. These ppl never use toll, never read internet news, and never take public transport. Give them BRIM, they will kneel down and bercukur “terima kasih BN, Malaysia masih aman”, they will vote BN no matter what.

      And looking at how our voting system is gerrymandered, 10 urban votes = 1 rural votes, how to win? BN will be return to power with 39% popular vote where opposition need more than 65% to win! We can never vote BN out unless we can change the voting system entirely, which will never happen.

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  • EdmundW on Nov 02, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks BN. We do appreciated what you’ve done for us. GST, TOL, PETROL, TAXIS and even now Komuter. Thank you very much…

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  • George Abdul on Nov 02, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Must thanks BN Government for making more burden to Rakyat !!! Yesterday say “may” increase near future… One day later as for Today immediately increase price???

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    • George Abdul on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:50 pm

      Alright at least give users 1 month notice… not like reduces car price no where to be seen.

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  • tokmoh. on Nov 02, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Tol naik, jangan bawa kereta, naik public transport.

    Public transport naik, jalan kaki?

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  • cendol (Member) on Nov 02, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Malaysia towards high-income nation.
    Start by increasing prices of almost everything

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  • Evedlab on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    From today or Dec 2nd ? Other news site says Dec 2nd.

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  • Lan akleh on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    aduihh Minyak, Tol, LRT, KTM, BR1M semua naik. Kayuh BMX lama aku pegi opis lah jawabnyer..

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  • Vincent on Nov 02, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    More like High-Price nation than High-income nation.

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  • Rakyat muflis, Menteri Kaya

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  • Battu on Nov 02, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    well, to be fair, nowadays rate is the same as during my study time, which is 10 years ago. a raise is due already, just hope it is reasonable. also, better service as per price increase please.

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  • ben yap on Nov 02, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I used to sit KTM commuter…. too many bangla inside.

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  • Naik tambang warga asing 100%. Biar warga Bangla Diutamakan. KTMB pasti untung berganda tahun depan. Lagi Rakyat happy tambang kekal. Win-Win kan?

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  • Public Transport User on Nov 02, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Will support the hike if they can revamp the entire LRT service as good as Singapore or the Republic of Korea. But I guess we already know the answer that even after those hikes we can only expect minimal improvements.. KTM would still be a 2 stars rated mode of public transport.

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  • Mrs Chong on Nov 03, 2015 at 8:39 am

    We don’t mind KTM to increase the fare if they are able to improve their service also. Look at their services at all their ticket counters, the staffs just take their sweet time to issue the tickets no matter how long the Q is. Look at those NEW Ticket Machines which have been laid down at all the stations for more than TWO Years and is yet to be function. Both OLD and NEW MACHINES CAN’T be used. You can see how bad is their management!!! Do you think we should pay for higher fare and continue to accept their bad service? ??

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  • Venice on Nov 06, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    KTM service like shit. but increase the fare. WTH

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  • Katherine on Dec 02, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Upset and angry train fare increased so much today. Can’t afford please think of the lower income group.

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