" KTMB has always been the nations established player in the land transportation sector, moving passengers and goods throughout the railway network in Peninsular Malaysia. "
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) is the main rail operator in Peninsular Malaysia incorporated in 1992 and is wholly owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated, Ministry of Finance. The principal activities of KTMB are to operate railway transportation and the provision of related railway services in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. KTMB operates these activities pursuant to a licence issued by the Ministry of Transport.
In history of 135 years, KTMB has undergone a revolution from conventional to modern train which is from diesel locomotive to modern train. In 1995, the first electric train namely KTM Komuter was introduced in Klang Valley area. The Electric Train Service (ETS) was introduced in 2010 plying between Kuala Lumpur (KL) Sentral and Ipoh. In 2015, the KTM Komuter was introduced in the Northern sector from Padang Rengas to Padang Besar and Southern sector from Seremban to Gemas and the ETS Services has been extended up to Padang Besar after the completion of electrified double track Ipoh – Padang Besar in 2014. Moreover, in 2015, the Shuttle Tebrau service that operates between Johor Bahru (JB) Sentral and Woodlands, which is a cross border service was introduced.
As of March 2019, KTMB’s track length is 2,783 kilometers and route length is 1,655 kilometers with track gauge of 1,000 millimeters. The route length of 782 kilometers is electrified double track from Gemas to Padang Besar, 681 kilometers is single track from JB Sentral to Tumpat and the remaining of 192 kilometers is being upgraded to the electrified double track from Gemas to JB Sentral. The number of stations and halts is 167.
Currently, KTMB provides four (4) rail services namely KTM Kargo, ETS, KTM Intercity and KTM Komuter. KTM Kargo provides containerized and bulk cargo carrying commodities such as landbridge, sugar, cement and urea. ETS and KTM Komuter utilize electric train set that operate on the electrified double track in the Northern, Central and Southern sectors. KTM Intercity is a conventional train utilizing diesel locomotive, coach and power generating car (PGC) and operates on the single track in the Southern and Eastern sectors.
To be a preferred and affordable rail transport provider for people and goods.
Providing safe, reliable, comfortable and sustainable rail services on time and every time.
The rail operating business is an essential and integral component of the service industry, which has great potential for further growth. KTMB has always been the nations established player in the land transportation sector, moving passengers and goods throughout the railway network in Peninsular Malaysia. Our rail network strategically links the industrial growth centres in the hinterland to the sea ports such as Pelabuhan Pulau Pinang, Pelabuhan Klang, Pelabuhan Pasir Gudang and Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas. It also serves as the backbone for Landbridge services that connect cross-border movements of cargo between Malaysia and Thailand. Complementing the rapid development of other modes of transportation, such as road, sea and air, KTMB continues to focus on providing safe, efficient and reliable rail services for passengers and goods.
KTMB will continue its efforts to become a viable business entity at the operational level and increase its efficiency. Towards this end, KTMB will continue to manage its core businesses effectively.