Grab Malaysia and Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) have signed a memorandum to provide a convenient “first and last mile connectivity” service for passengers on the country’s main rail network. According to theSundaily, Grab Malaysia country head Sean Goh said the partnership is about providing first and last mile connectivity for KTM passengers.

According to KTM CEO Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin, the partnership with Grab, which dates back to about a year ago, will provide an excellent transportation option for KTMB commuters. “The last mile is important for commuters which we call connectivity, and Grab provides an alternative option for the commuters.”

“Apart from establishing a network with local authorities, bus and taxi operators, Grab also provides the middle connectivity between our stations to public transport users,” he told the press at a conference.

The partnership will also see Grab providing discounted rides to and from the KTM Kuala Lumpur railway station for the upcoming KTMB Skypark Link Run on April 15. This is in conjunction with the opening of a new KTM station called the Terminal Skypark, as well as a new train service, the Skypark Link.

The Skypark Link – scheduled to begin operations in May 2018 – is a train service that will cater for passengers who require transportation to the Subang-Skypark Terminal.