KTM's ETS, Komuter and Cargo services affected following train derailment

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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): A cargo train carrying cement derailed near the Rawang Station today, affecting the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad’s (KTMB) ETS, Komuter and Cargo services.

KTMB chief executive officer Mohd Rani Hisham Samsudin said the cargo train which was heading from Tasek, Perak to Sungai Buloh, Selangor, overturned at KM356.016 of the tracks at 5.38pm.

"The single track between Rawang and Kuang was completely disrupted following the incident, however, the driver and assistants (of the cargo train) did not suffer any injuries.

"Eight of the 30 cargo cars with cement loads were derailed, while the remaining 22 and locomotive remained on the track," he said in a statement today.

"KTMB is actively carrying out the work of moving the cars off the track to ensure that the single track can be used by other trains as soon as possible," he said.

Meanwhile, Mohd Rani said for KTM Komuter passengers on the Port Klang and Tanjung Malim routes, the service stop at the Sungai Buloh and Serendah stations respectively.

"There will be no train service between the Sungai Buloh Station and Serendah Station," he said.

He said KTMB would provide buses for all passengers to continue their journey to Sungai Buloh, Rawang and Serendah.

"ETS passengers who are heading to destinations between KL Sentral Station and Tanjung Malim Station will also be provided with the bus service to continue their journey," he added.

Members of the public can get more information via KTMB’s official website at www.ktmb.com.my or Facebook page ‘KTM Berhad’ or through the KTMB call centre at 03-22661200.