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 include the new high-speed Electric Train Services (ETS) as well as the older and slower Intercity Services.
Most 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 KL Sentral to Ipoh route stop here, but
some of the newer longer distance Gold and Platinum ETS Services do not.
Please Note : All Intercity Express Trains are now cancelled.
All of the remaining three Intercity services in Peninsular Malaysia stop at Tapah Rd Station and can be used to travel long distances, much more cheaply than on the much faster ETS Trains.
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 up to 60 days in advance of you departure date.
You can also book tickets online for a very small additional administration fee.
Advance booking for all Intercity Trains is highly advisable as they tend to run full most of the time and sleeping berths quickly sell out during busy periods of the year.
You may also want to book your ETS tickets in advance, especially if you plan to travel long distance.