Recently I took an ETS train from KL Sentral to Batu Gajah. The ETS train pretty much serve the city of Ipoh-Kuala Lumpur-Seremban.
This is probably the best train ride one can get in Malaysia. Its arrival and departure time is so punctual that I thought I was taking a Swiss rail.
ETS train basically has 3 types of schedule (Platinum, Gold and Silver). The difference between these 3 types of train is the stations in which they stop. The Platinum train serve only KL Sentral, KL (Old Railway Station) and Ipoh which made the journey slightly below 2 hours. The Gold train on the other hand make 9 stops from KL Sentral en route to Ipoh while the Silver train stops at all the train stations en route.
Once purchasing the ticket, one will need to know which coach they will be seating as indicated in the ticket. The train platform will have the coach letter on it so passengers can stand in the correct position and board the train quickly as it arrives.
The coach is clean, spacious and comfortable. All the coaches are equipped with overhead luggage racks for easy luggage stowage.
The staffs here are neat and friendly. I kind of like their uniform attire as it reflect well on the company. F&B Bar is also available onboard, usually located at Coach C. However, the train staff will still walk around and taking orders from the passengers.
The LED TV mounted in front of each coach will show the time and the train speed. I noted the highest speed the train achieved in my recent ride was 152km/h
Even the toilet onboard impressed me. It is very clean and comfortable to use. It also has a dedicated toilet for the disable.
I arrived Batu Gajah from KL Sentral slightly over 2 hours onboard the Gold Train (RM34) and I definitely fancy another ride on this train in the future