Rail service provider KTM has announced that from January 18, it is introducing 12 new services on its Electric Train Service (ETS) to meet passenger demands – all tickets for the new services are currently available. The company also said it will be offering a 25% discount on fares for rides on certain routes, Bernama reports.

Seven new daily services will be introduced for the Gold Class, and these are made up of four trips from Ipoh to KL Sentral, departing at 7.30 am and arriving at 9.50 am, a Butterworth to KL Sentral run, which departs at 3.00 pm and arrives at 6.52 pm, as well as two trips from KL Sentral to Butterworth (one at 9.15 am, arriving at 1.07 pm, and the other, at 8 pm, arriving at the destination at 11.52 pm.

For the ETS Platinum Class, three new daily services will be introduced. These are from Butterworth to KL Sentral, departing at 5 am and arriving at 8.35 am; Padang Besar to KL Sentral, departing at 9.30 am and arriving at 2.25 pm); and KL Sentral to Padang Besar, departing at 11 am and arriving at 3.55 pm.

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It also announced a new service, available from Monday to Thursday, and this is for a Gold Class trip from KL Sentral to Ipoh, which will depart at 5.30 pm and arrive at 7.50 pm.

Evening trips from Friday to Sunday are also set to be introduced for the Gold Class, namely from KL Sentral to Ipoh (11.40 pm, arriving 2.00 am); KL Sentral to Butterworth (5.30 pm, arriving 9.30 pm); Padang Besar to KL Sentral (5.15 pm, arriving 11.05 pm) and Butterworth to Ipoh (9.45 pm, arriving 11.24 pm).

As for the 25% discount on ETS ticket fares, the offer will be available from January 18-30, and is applicable only for adult passengers. The discount is for the Platinum Class ticket from Butterworth to KL Sentral, which will be sold at RM62 (originally RM79); Bukit Mertajam to KL Sentral at RM60 (originally RM77) and Nibong Tebal to KL Sentral at RM57 (originally RM73).