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waiting for the 3:10 to Yuma

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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
January 23, 2010 5:28pm

No sure about 3:10 Yuma. Only know Ekspress Rakyat leaves KL Sentral at 3.10p.m. and arrives at Ipoh Station at 6.15p.m. Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,823
September 30, 2010 1:53am

Blue Grass took a ride on the newly launched Ipoh/KL electric train recently. Here are some pics Smile Thanks Blue Grass!


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain10.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain11.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain12.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain13.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain14.jpg


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics6/etrain15.jpg
Jim Joyce

Registered: July 2008
Posts: 432
September 30, 2010 4:28am

I have an intention,that the next time I travel in Malaysia,will be by rail from South to North and by Road,the Old Roads,from North to South and see the Real Malaysia.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
September 30, 2010 6:23am

As for me, I will take take advantage of the RM30 one way fare from KL Sentral to Ipoh before it expires in February. Thanks the pics, Blue Grass!


I think the gentleman on the front left of the 1st. pic. is our cartoonist Datuk Lat.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
September 30, 2010 7:39pm

Nice pics, Blue grass. I think I should try it too. I've always loved trains since I was a kid. Do they have a buffet car?
blue grass

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 995
October 1, 2010 10:42pm

Thanks Joe. Comfortable quiet ride. No buffet car though, but some buns and cakes are sold by RTM staff who go from carriage to carriage during the journey. Our carriage started off nearly empty but it filled up after numerous stops between Ipoh and Sentral,KL.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
December 10, 2010 1:06am

This Pusat Urut is located at the train station. Train station is the place where everyone is rushing either to board a train or rush off after alighting from the train. Each urut takes nothing less than half an hour. Wonder what is the response from the passengers .....
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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April 14, 2013 1:36am

http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/ipohapril76.jpg
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 15, 2013 4:55am

KTM intends to increase the ETS train services from Ipoh to KL due to popular demand. It's good news indeed! Thumbs Up! Ipoh friends and relatives always compliment the services provided by ETS. It's convenient and hassle-free as ETS stops at KL Sentral. From KL Sentral, you can reach KLCC by taking LRT. If your destination is Mid Valley, Komputer trains from KL Sentral bring you direct to Mid Valley. If you still prefer Bukit Bintang area, just take Monorail from KL Sentral and Golden Triangle is within reached. If your KL friends or relatives are too busy to fetch you from KL Sentral, you can always take LRT, Monorail or Komputer to these places to while away your time while waiting for them. Brilliant!!


For we out-of-towners, we prefer to drive back to "kampung" as whenever we are back in Ipoh, there are always errands to run or visiting to do. No LRT or Monorail go to "Chi Moh", "Mun Tong", "La Pa San Chin", "Kow Tong" (Jelapang or 9 holes) ..... Smile
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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September 22, 2014 7:03am

Night train.


http://penangnewspaper.com/pics8/nighttrain.jpg
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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October 18, 2014 11:08am

The yellow color scheme of the electric train reminds me of the 'Eurostar' bullet train that departs St Catherine Train Station in London, reaching Paris in just two and a half hours. Traveling under the English Channel, the ride was smooth and quiet.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 19, 2014 4:03pm

Hi Ken,


Enjoyed the one and a half hour journey from Dover to Calais. The ferry was spacious and comfortable unlike the hovercraft from Hong Kong to Macau. Is it true that they have stopped the hovercraft service years ago? Love and miss the fish & chips served in the P&O Ferries.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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October 19, 2014 6:57pm

Hi Orange,
You are absolutely right. The hovercraft service from Calais to Dover ended in 2000 and the last vessel crossed the channel on October 1st that year. Since then, hovercrafts were replaced by a fleet of ferries called the 'Seacats' that can carry twice as many passengers and vehicles. However, ferries take at least 45 minutes to cross the channel whereas the average commuting time of the hovercraft is about 35 minutes.
The jet-foils that ply between Hong Kong and Macao are usually packed like sardines but they are still more popular than the ferry service because it is quick and reliable.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
October 21, 2014 8:48am

Thanks Ken for the info. We used the hovercraft service from Hong Kong to Macau and for the return trip from Macau to Hong Kong. Many suffered motion sickness during the both journeys.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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October 21, 2014 2:45pm

Hi Orange,
The hovercrafts that criss-cross the seas between Hong Kong & Macau are fast but they are not as steady and stable as the ferries. In fact, when the sea is rough, the vessels bounce with the waves or roll with the punches so to speak. That is why passengers are more prone to motion sickness. Nevertheless, they are still popular in fast-paced Hong Kong because everyone is always in a hurry.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
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July 9, 2015 1:30am

ETS from Ipoh to Padang will start tomorrow - 7th July 2015. With the speed of 140 Km per hr., it takes only 3 hours to reach Padang Besar from Ipoh. Now, travelling to K.K., Taiping and Butterworth is very convenient. Steady, comfort, silence and with air-conditioning. Thumbs Up!
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
July 9, 2015 8:17am

Timing is just right as next week is Hari Raya. Balik kampung by ETS - no jam and no time wasted. Perfect!
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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July 9, 2015 4:54pm

hi Orange, for those people who reside on Penang Island, the news of the ETS brings some joy but quite a bit of inconvenience remains if you are to travel by train. There is no railway station on the island and you need to board the ETS in Butterworth. After you arrive at the departure point on Penang Island (which is the ferry terminal in Weld Quay), you plus your heavy luggage will have to travel about 200m to board the ferry. If it is not rush hour, you will find a seat on the ferry. Once you get to the Butterworth side, you will need to walk down a flight of steep steps and another 300m or so before you get to the railway station. I heard there are plans for a "walkalator" but nothing's done yet. For the moment I still prefer to drive to either Taiping or Ipoh to board the ETS.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
July 10, 2015 1:58am

Hope the relevant authorities are aware of these inconveniences. Wonder what is the maximum number of days we are allowed to park at the station's car park?
kayes

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Location: Penang Malaysia
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