Travelling with ETS from KL to Butterworth
I only had several months left to finish my last semester in Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, I struggled to find a company where I can do my internship. I went to several interview sessions and finally, a company at Kuala Lumpur offered me to join the team. Before I start, they gave me 1 week opportunity for me to get well prepared.
Thus, I decided to visit my family at Butterworth. Usually, I would use the bus and buy my bus ticket at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). Thankfully, my housemate introduced me to ETS.
Getting to ETS Train Departure Point, KL Sentral
I was advised to reach at the waiting area 30 minutes before the train arrived. The waiting area was very spacious and people can put their luggage and get some rest at the place. It was located at Gate B which is at the second floor of KL Sentral. I still had some time before the departure so I decided to grab some meals to eat while waiting for the train.
10 minutes before the ETS train arrived, there was an announcement for the passengers to go to Gate C for the departure. We were called by a staff to follow him to the first level to reach Gate C.
Board the ETS Train
Yeay! After waiting for a while, finally the train arrived at 11 AM and passengers slowly walked into the train to find their seat. It was the time to board the ETS Train Platinum to Butterworth!
There were many seats and my seat was 8D which was beside the window. Along the journey, I really enjoyed the greenish view during the day while listening to my MP3.
Comfortable Seat and Spacious Coach
I was excited and slept well in the coach as the seats and the coach were very comfortable and spacious.
Train ETS Platinum Facilities
In the train, there were many facilities for the passengers. Passengers can put their backpacks and luggage in the luggage compartments and other available area in the coach.
The other facilities were prayer room and the food and beverages (F&B) bar beside the prayer room. Both of them were in Coach C. Toilets were available in Coach B and E while handicap toilet was in Coach D.
Ticket Checking and Snacks
Along the journey, the staff came to check the ticket one by one. They provided us with the complimentary snacks after the ticket was checked. Complimentary snacks are only available for passengers taking the Platinum ETS train.
Arriving at Butterworth
Wow! I did not feel the length of 3 hours journey because it was so comfortable. Also, it was cold and that made me sleepy. Finally, I arrived at my destination safely. I went to the bus station located just in front of the train station and catched the Rapid Penang bus to get to my parent’s house.
Tips: As the journey for ETS from KL to Butterworth is quite long, passengers should remember to bring your sweater or coat to prevent from getting cold due to the air-conditioner.