The KTM Tapah Road Railway Station (Stesen Keretapi Tapah Road) is located in the state of Perak in Malaysia and connected to the west coasts KTMB North - South Railway Line.
Train services to Tapah Road Station are by the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) as all the older, slower Intercity Services have now been replaced by these newer, faster trains.
Many of the new faster ETS services make a stop at Tapah Road, so you can easily and quickly travel by train to places like Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral), Ipoh, Butterworth Penang, or all the way to the Malaysian / Thailand border station at Padang Besar.
All the trains on the older ETS KL Sentral to Ipoh route stop here, but some of the newer longer distance Gold and Platinum ETS Services do not.
In the past, Tapah Road was a popular place to take a train to if you wanted to travel from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands (and from other towns to the south of KL) as the old, scenic, winding road up to the highlands started from near Tapah town.
Now, with the newer and much wider road up to the highlands that starts from near Ipoh, people now use Ipoh Station as a transit point, so now at Tapah Rd, it can be quite hard to find any onward transport connections to CH.
Please Note : All Intercity Express Trains are now cancelled.
All of the remaining three Intercity services in Peninsular Malaysia
that used to stop at Tapah Rd Station are now all cancelled.
The Intercity Trains consist of the :
Peninsular Express : is a night train that travels between JB Sentral Station in Johor Bahru, all the way up the west coast and into Thailand, terminating at Hat Yai Junction Station.
Senandung Sutera : is another night / sleeper train that travels between Ipoh and JB Sentral.
Rakyat Express : is a daytime service between Butterworth in Penang and JB Sentral
All Intercity Trains have been cancelled from 19th May 2016.
To continue on to Singapore by train, you now have to take one of the Shuttle Trains from JB to Woodlands Station.
To view the full timetables for the Intercity trains, please see the following pages on our site :
Train tickets can be purchased from the KTM Tapah Road Station or any other mainline KTMB railway station in advance.
You can also book tickets online for the same price as you would pay at the station.
Advance booking for all ETS Intercity Trains is highly advisable as they tend to run full and quickly sell out during busy periods of the year.