Starting from October 2015, there is a new high-speed Electric Train Service running between Butterworth (Penang Sentral), to the town of Gemas in Negeri Sembilan.
This will make Gemas the southern most point for the new ETS Train services, with the final section on Malaysia's North - South Line, between Gemas and Johor Bahru, yet to have the electrified double track laid.
New ETS Timetable valid from the 29th of July 2020.
To see the full new ETS schedule for southbound trains click here >
New Butterworth to Gemas ETS Timetable valid from 29th July 2020:
|Train No||Departs Butterworth||Arrives Gemas||Operating Days|
These ETS Platinum Services operate daily.
To view the full timetable for this service with all the stops:
For travel further south on the N -S Line, you will now have to take the new Shuttle Train service from Gemas to Johor Bahru's JB Sentral Station.
From JB you can then take a Shuttle Train to Singapore.
Gemas is also the junction station where the Jungle Railway Line up to the north-east of Malaysia joins the N-S Line
Train tickets in Malaysia become available for sale as and when KTM decide to release them.
This can be a few months in advance or just a few weeks in advance, depending on timetable changes (which are fairly frequent).
Tickets can either be booked directly from any mainline KTMB Railway Station or online.
Booking ETS tickets online, you have a choice of booking direct from the KTMB official website or by using an online ticket agent (a much easier booking process).
If you are staying in George Town on Penang Island, you can take a walk down to the jetty where the ferry leaves for Butterworth, where you will find a small KTM Ticket Office open from Monday to Saturday.
Here you can buy your ETS train tickets, saving you a journey over to the mainland.