Starting from the 10th October 2015, there is a new high-speed Electric Train Service (ETS Gold Service) running between Butterworth in Penang, 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 from 1st August 2017 :
|Departs Butterworth Penang||07.33|
This ETS Gold Service operates 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
Fares for travelling all the way to Gemas on this ETS Train cost :
Adult : 83 MYR
Child : 46 MYR
Train tickets in Malaysia become available for sale 60 days before the departure date.
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 (there is a small fee for booking online) or by using an online ticket agent (usually slightly cheaper).
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 train tickets, saving you a journey over to the mainland.