New KTM Rail Link Lets You Travel To Subang Airport From KL Sentral In 28 Minutes


Cover image via Transport Cinematic / Harian Metro

Good news for travellers who regularly frequent the Subang Skypark a.k.a Subang Airport!

After a long wait, the KTM rail link connecting KL Sentral to the airport has finally opened for business yesterday, 1 May.

The RM521 million project was initiated by the government in 2013 with expected completion in 2016. Due to unforeseen circumstances, it was given a time extension until June 2018. 

The link offers an alternative mode of transportation for passengers to the airport, which houses airlines like Malindo Air and Firefly. KTM said the entire journey from KL Sentral to Subang Skypark is estimated to be around 28 minutes.

Image via Metro Blog

After aligning at Skypark Terminal, passengers can make their way to the airport terminal - which is 300 metres away - through covered walkways and travellators.

There is only one stop at Subang Jaya along the way.

The first train departs from KL Sentral daily at 5.30am, with the last train at 9.25pm. From Subang Skypark, the first train leaves at 7.50am and the last train at 11.20pm.

New trains for the KL Sentral-Subang Skypark link.

Image via ASEAN Infrastructure Post

"The frequency will be at 60-180 minute intervals until 31 May. From 1 June, the frequency will be at hourly intervals," Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) general manager for procurement Mohd Hider Yusoff told FMT

And now for even better news – the service is free throughout May 2018!

Image via Harian Metro

It is unclear how much KTM will be charging after the free trial period is over.

Harian Metro reported that the new rail link has been well received by Malaysians. A rider said it has helped him save time and money as he can now head to Subang Skypark without a car. 

Meanwhile, Sarawak is expected to have its own rail system by 2024, with coverage throughout major cities in the state:

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