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KTM Has Launched A KL-Perlis Business Class Coach That Comes With A Free Onboard Meal

It comes with WiFi, onboard dining, USB charging ports, and many more dedicated facilities.

Cover image via KTM Berhad/Facebook

A photo of the new Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) business class coach has gone viral

"Have you gotten your hands on the Electric Train Service (ETS) business class tickets?" KTM wrote in the viral post.

The post received over 2,500 reactions in less than a day.

Besides having larger seats, the new business class coach has a number of new facilities

Passengers will get to enjoy on-demand audio and video entertainment, WiFi, USB charging ports, onboard dining, travel kits, and 45-degree reclining seats.

According to Paul Tan, there will be dedicated stewards or stewardesses serving these passengers too.

Out of the total 36 seats, 12 of them are non-adjoining seats, while the remaining 24 are couple seats.

However, there is only one business class coach out of the new six-coach ETS2.

The business class coach is currently available on the KL Sentral - Padang Besar, Perlis route

The service will be expanded to other routes in stages, KTM stated in its frequently asked questions (FAQ) section.

Bernama reported that the first business class-equipped train will make its maiden journey on 11 October

In conjunction with the launch, adults can purchase a one-way ticket at the promotional price of RM50 for the KL Sentral - Ipoh, Perak or RM112 for the KL Sentral - Padang Besar, Perlis.

Senior citizens, government retirees and their wives, people with disabilities, and children aged four to 12 years are eligible for a 50% concession discount.

The ticket price is inclusive of an onboard meal, reported Paul Tan.

KTM chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin revealed that ETS is very popular in the nation, serving a total of 3.91 million passengers last year

Image via Malay Mail

"As of July this year, 2.15 million people have boarded ETS, on average of 10,400 passengers a day," said Mohd Rani.

"The introduction of the new ETS2 train coaches is in line with the government's desire to increase the use of rail-based public services."

You can find more information about the new service on KTM's website or its 24-hour call centre at 03-2266120.

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