The new Segamat KTM station starts its operation today


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Everyone in Segamat is in for a treat. Recently, KTMB has already announced the transfer of operations from the Segamat temporary station to the (New) Segamat station which started at 7 AM this morning (15 May 2024). That said, what should you know about it?

According to the Paul Tan website, the transfer of operation of the temporary Segamat Station to the (New) Segamat Station is important to facilitate the migration of the Gemas Electric Double Track Project - Johor Bahru. The new train station is located on Jalan Stesen, close to the bus station. You can refer to the map below for a more accurate picture.

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Last month, KTMB released a teaser regarding the ETS train service in Segamat, Johor which will start on July 1. For now, ETS services range from Padang Besar in the north to Gemas, Negeri Sembilan in the south. So, this is the first time ETS will operate in Johor.

In addition, it was reported that the Gemas-Johor Bahru Electric Train System (ETS) Double Track Project could be fully operational by April 2025. This ETS service connects the Padang Besar, Perlis route to Johor Bahru, Johor. The Gemas-JB route involves a distance of 192 kilometres and will pass through 11 stations. That includes Segamat, Kluang, Labis, Bekok, Paloh, Rengam, Layang-layang, Mengkibol, Kulai and Kempas Baru.

Furthermore, it will be equipped with a 25,000-volt power train that travels 140 kilometres per hour. The estimated travel time from KL Sentral to JB Sentral is three hours 30 minutes. From Segamat station to JB Sentral takes an hour and 30 minutes.

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