KUALA KRAI – The Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) railway service on the East Coast route, especially in Kelantan, which was severely disrupted by floods last December is expected to resume service in February next year.
KTMB president Sarbini Tijan said repair works on railway lines were not only running smoothly but also progressing much faster than scheduled.
“The works started on May 11, but within a month or so, most of the badly- damaged lines like from Kemubu to Manek Urai here are passable.
“Right now, only the 1.5km route between Manek Urai and Kuala Krai remains while the collapsed bridge in Kemubu is undergoing repairs.
“The repair works are expected to be completed by Chinese New Year (February, next year) and when completed, train services in Kelantan, from Gua Musang to Tumpat stations will fully resume,” he told reporters at a communal work programme at the Manek Urai railway station here Saturday.
Sarbini said railway service in Kelantan would commence in stages with the first phase on July 10, for Gemas, Negeri Sembilan to Gua Musang and Kemubu to the Bukit Abu routes.
“Gua Musang station will become transit point and KTMB will help to provide bus or taxi services for passengers to continue their journey,” he added. – BERNAMA