Good news for residents of Nilai and Seremban commuting to KL for work daily. The Seremban-Nilai-KL Sentral Komuter Express Service by KTM is back and services will start this Wednesday, July 25. The service will be offered only on weekdays, once from Seremban to KL Sentral in the morning, and the return trip to Seremban in the evening.

“The train will leave Seremban at 7.08am, arriving at Nilai at 7.25am for a-minute stop for passengers before expected to reach KL Sentral at 8.19am. In the afternoon, it will depart KL Sentral at 5.55pm, arriving at Nilai at 6.50pm and expected to reach Seremban station at 7.10pm,” said transport minister Anthony Loke, reported by Bernama.

He said that the fare for the revived express service, which was cancelled several years ago, will be the same with the regular KTM Komuter service – RM8.70 from Seremban to KL Sentral, RM7 from Nilai to KL Sentral and RM3.60 from Nilai to Seremban.

“I met the management of KTMB a month ago and asked them to bring back the express service as there are more Seremban residents working in KL. The train would be an additional train and will not disrupt the normal train schedule,” Loke said, adding that the service can accommodate 1,118 passengers at one time, with 328 seats and 790 standing passengers.

“I will try to make sure that the express train is always on time and I have also asked KTMB to create a web and mobile application to facilitate passengers to check the travel times without having to wait at the stations,” he said.