Starting from March 1, Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) says that passengers utilising an Electric Train Service (ETS) or Intercity train service will face a surcharge of RM100 if they are found to be riding without a valid ticket, Bernama reports.

The rail operator says that imposing the surcharge – which will be enforced under Seksyen 117(9) and 117(10) of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 – is an effort to educate the public, especially passengers, to ensure they had a valid ticket before coming on board the train.

Valid tickets are important to determine the comfort and safety of passengers, because passengers with a valid ticket have insurance coverage, KTM said through a statement.

Passengers who wish to use Intercity and ETS services can buy tickets at KTM counters or through online services provided via the internet through using the KTMB MobTicket or through agents appointed by the rail operator.