Cargo train derails in KL, KTM services disrupted

An aerial view of the cargo train that derailed near Bank Negara station today, Nov 23, 2017. — Sunpix by Ashraf Shamsul
The cargo train that derailed being inspected on the tracks near Bank Negara sattion today, Nov 23, 2017. — Sunpix by Ashraf Shamsul

PETALING JAYA: All Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) train services will be disrupted today due to a derailed cargo train.

In a statement on Facebook, KTM said the derailment occurred at 2.58am at KM386 on the tracks between the Kuala Lumpur and Bank Negara stations.

Following the incident, the KTM Komuter train service will experience a 30 to 45-minute delay while the Electric Train Service will be delayed by 30 minutes to an hour.

On Twitter, KTM announced that only the Tanjung Malim-Kepong, Port Klang-KL Sentral, Tampin/Seremban-KL Sentral and Batu Caves-Sentul routes are operational.

Passengers were advised to take the MRT to their respective destinations.

Commuters on the ETS will be taken to and from the Sungai Buloh station via MRT before continuing their journey via ETS to their respective destinations.

Bus services are provided at the Sentul and KL Sentral stations for those on the Batu Caves-KL Sentral-Sentul route.

KTM said restoration works are in progress and train services are expected to return to normal within two to three days.

"We apologise for the inconvenience caused," it added.

For more information, log on to its Twitter @ktm_berhad or contact the KTM Call Centre at 03-2267 1200.