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KKKL Express has launched thrice-daily services between Singapore and Melaka from October 6th, 2012. One way fares starts at SGD23 and its appointed agent in Singapore is 99 Coachland Express. Online ticketing is also available at BusOnlineTicket.com.
Newcomer One Express has launched once daily services between Shah Alam and Melaka. This new service marks a new entry to the south by the operator. The double-decker executive coach is operated on this route that departs Melaka at 1.30pm. One-way adult tickets are priced at RM15.
Konsortium Bas Ekspres Semenanjung (KBES)
Taiping-based operator, KBES, have further cemented its position in Melaka with the launch of new direct services from Kuala Lumpur. For a start, it intends to operate five return trips daily. Utilising a fleet of brand-new Bonluck CNG coaches, the service will run between Jalan Imbi and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Kuala Lumpur, and Melaka Sentral in Melaka. Buses leaves at 8am, 10.30am, 2.30pm, 5pm and 9pm. One-way tickets for adults costs RM11 per person, among the cheapest for the sector. The coaches are fitted with 30 seats in a luxurious Super VIP-class configuration.
Jengka Liner introduces a new service linking Bandar Pusat Jengka with Melaka. The service will call at several points along its route, including Temerloh, Bahau and Alor Gajah. The service leaves Bandar Pusat Jengka at 8.30am daily and the return trip from Melaka Sentral leaves in the late afternoons. The new service begins on March 2nd.
Lionstar Express/Transtar Express
Transtar Express, through its affiliate Lionstar Express, has revived the Classic coach service between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. AGP9666, a former Golden Diamond Premium double-decker coach has been refitted with an economy class layout with a ‘2+2′ seating configuration. The new configuration allows a maximum capacity of 62 passengers, one more than the previous Classic coach. The once-daily service leaves Transtar Express office at Jalan Imbi at 9.30am, before proceeding to Pudu Sentral (formerly known as Hentian Puduraya) and Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). The service will also stop at Larkin in Johor Bahru before arriving at Golden Mile Complex, Beach Road Singapore at approximately 2.30pm. The return service to KL leaves Singapore at 3.30pm via JB. Notably, F&B service was discontinued. 6 LCD monitors were retained for passenger’s entertainment during the journey. One-way tickets starts at SGD12 and can be purchased online at http://transtar.travel and http://www.busonlineticket.com.
Melaka welcomes a new operator to the state. Beginning June 30th, Sri Maju operates 3 new services from Melaka Sentral to Ipoh and Lumut in Perak, as well from Melaka Sentral to Johor Bahru and Singapore. This is the first time ever Sri Maju entered Melaka. On a side note, the Lumut-Ipoh-Melaka service will also call at Seremban in Negeri Sembilan. All services are operated on Sri Maju’s latest Super-VIP class buses that seats 26/27/28 passengers in a ‘2+1′ configuration.
The schedules are as follows:
- Lumut-Melaka | 8.15am | RM38
- Lumut-Seremban | 8.15am |RM30
- Ipoh (Jalan Bendahara)-Melaka | 9.45am |RM34
- Ipoh (Medan Gopeng)-Melaka | 10.15am | RM34
- Ipoh (Jalan Bendahara)-Seremban | 9.45am |RM25
- Ipoh (Medan Gopeng)-Seremban | 10.15am | RM25
- Melaka-Lumut | 4.30pm | RM38
- Melaka-Ipoh (Jalan Bendahara) | 4.30pm |RM34
- Melaka-Johor Bahru | 1.30pm | RM23
- Melaka-Singapore* |1.30pm | RM23
Causeway Link Express
The Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh route will welcome a new operator come Sunday, 22nd May 2011. Causeway Link Express has announced on its website and Facebook page that it will operate on the route from Sunday. 4 return trips will be operated daily – 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm from both destinations. The service will call at Hentian Puduraya in Kuala Lumpur whereas in Ipoh, the service will terminate at Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal.
Concurrently, Causeway Link Express will also open its new ticketing counter at Hentian Puduraya (Counter KT24) and Medan Gopeng Bus Terminal (Counter KT1). The counter at Hentian Puduraya is now opened for business from 21st May 2011.
For more information, please call the Causeway Link hotline at tel: +607 358 2244, or online ticketing at http://www.causewaylink.com.my/.
S&S International Express has also launched twice daily services between Melaka and Seremban. Buses departs Melaka Sentral at 4pm and 4.30pm.
S&S International Express has become the latest entrant in the Singapore-Malaysia express bus market segment, with the launch of its new Singapore-Melaka service earlier this month. Operated with a fleet of 30-seater Hino RK coaches, the service operates three times daily between Keypoint near Jalan Sultan in Singapore, and Melaka Sentral. The direct service will utilise the Second Link.
Departures from Singapore is at 8.45am, 1.30pm and 7.15pm and one-way tickets are sold at S$23 for adults. Golden Coach Express & Tours Pte Ltd has been appointed as the sole agent in Singapore. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.busonlineticket.com/.
This is S&S International’s first foray into Singapore since their establishment. Apart from interstate express services to major towns across Peninsular Malaysia, S&S International also operates a number of local bus services on Johor. You can also purchase tickets to other destinations in Malaysia via the online ticketing portal at http://www.ssinternational.com.my/.
Transnasional has amended its nightly Melaka-Kota Bahru route. The service has been re-routed to call at Kuala Lumpur (Hentian Putra), Gua Musang, Kuala Krai and Machang before proceeding to end in Kota Bahru. The previous route passes through Muadzam Shah and Kuantan.
Another new operator, Seranas Ekspres, has also started services between Johor Bahru, Shah Alam and Klang. They are also the launch customer for sksbus’ new SA12-380HD high-decker coaches, which are deployed on this route that also departs from Terminal Larkin in JB, Seksyen 17 Terminal in Shah Alam and Klang Sentral in Klang. The company is a subsidiary of the Seranas Group, which is an established travel agent and tour bus operator. For bookings and enquiries, please contact the ticketing counters at:
- Larkin, Johor Bahru (Zaman Indah Sdn Bhd) at tel: (607) 224 7868
– Shah Alam Seksyen 17 at tel: (603) 5638 9896
– Klang Sentral, Terminal A, 1st Floor, Counter 3 at tel: (603) 3323 8888
You may also visit their website at http://seranasgroup.com.my/.
This information was received courtesy of our reader, Sze Wei Sam.
Kwok Ping Ekspres
The express coach arm of the Kwok Ping Travel & Tours Group recently launched a new service from Johor Bahru to Shah Alam and Klang. Newly-commissioned Super VIP-class coaches with 28 seats are deployed for this service that departs from Terminal Larkin. For bookings and enquiries, please contact the ticketing agent at Larkin (Zaman Indah Sdn Bhd) at tel: (607) 224 7868.
This information was received courtesy of our reader, Sze Wei Sam.
A member of the Transtar Express Group, Lionstar Express, recently launched new express services from Johor Bahru. The new services are:
- Johor Bahru to Resorts World Genting, departs at 9.00am daily
– Johor Bahru – Kuala Kangsar – Simpang – Parit Buntar – Bukit Mertajam – Kulim, departs at 10.ooam and 10.00pm daily
Single-deck Premium-class coaches are operated on the new services. Please contact it’s JB’s authorised agent, JB Transliner & Tours Sdn Bhd (also a member of the Transtar Express Group) at tel: (607) 276 8991 for more information.
SwarnaBumi? Bangkok’s airport now ventured into express buses in Malaysia? Well, not really. Inspired by Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi (pronounced soo-wan-na-poom), SwarnaBumi is among the latest startups that began operations in the second half of 2010. And like most of the new entrants, the operator has opted for sksbus’ CP11-LW integral coaches. However, a handful of Hino RKs are also operated. The Kulim-Butterworth-Kuala Lumpur service is one of the pioneer routes operated by SwarnaBumi. It also has services from Penang to Kuantan in Pahang. The executive class coaches by sksbus (photo above, WTV5833) are also fitted with massage seats, perfect for long-distance journeys.
This Penang-based startup has also jumped into the growing list of the sksbus CP11-LW coaches. Economy Express began operations a couple of months back, linking Penang with Kuala Lumpur, as well as Temerloh and Kuantan in Pahang. It also operates a handful of Hino RM2KSKAs with Yohan and Wah Huat Coachbuilders bodyworks.
Starting with a fleet of 2 sksbus SA12-380 (CP11-LW380) high-decker coaches, Intercity Coach is another new start-up in Malaysia. Although the bus sports the traditional Malay kite known as Wau, it is currently serving points in the north such as Alor Setar, Butterworth, Kangar, Kuala Perlis and Changlun with Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. Nonetheless, the operator has plans to launch routes linking the north to the east coast states. All coaches are fitted with executive class cabin configuration, capable of seating a maximum of 31 passengers. For more information on Intercity Coach, visit their website at http://www.intercitycoach.com.my/ or call their hotline at tel: (604) 733 8688.
A new startup has launched services between Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands, with an intermediate stop at Tapah in Perak. They are the fourth operator to provide express bus services between the two localities, after Unititi Express, Ekspres Kurnia Bistari and CS Travel. For more information on the services, please call Goldstar Express at tel: (03) 3323 1111.
Launched last week, Johor-based Maju Ekspres is the latest to attempt to have a slice of the pie in the increasingly-crowded Johor Bahru-Melaka sector. Maju Ekspres’ trip number 97 is currently operating 4 times daily between the two points – 9am, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. An extra departure at 8pm are available on weekends. From Johor Bahru, buses departs at 9am, 11.30am, 2pm and 6pm. Two brand-new Hino RK1JSLL coaches fitted with ultra-comfortable Super-VIP seats are deployed. Tickets are priced on par with the other operators, at RM19 per passenger. Maju Ekspres is poised to launch a new service between Kluang and Johor Bahru in the near future.
A brand-new startup operator has begun services to the north of Peninsular Malaysia. Adorned in the bright red livery, Mystar Express is now operating on the Kajang and Kuala Lumpur to Changlun route, with stops at Butterworth, Alor Setar, Kangar and Kuala Perlis. Two trips are served daily, one each at 9.30am and 10.00pm. The sksbus CP11-LW coaches can seat a maximum of 30 passengers, configured in the Super-VIP ‘2+1′ seating arrangement. For more information, please call Mystar Express’ counter at Hentian Kajang at tel: (019) 777 1929.
Melaka Sentral seems to be getting crowded as a new operator inaugurates a new service from the state. The Perak-based operator has begun once-daily services from Melaka to Lumut in Perak, with intermediate stops at Seremban, Tanjung Malim and Ipoh. Jom Naik Bas! understands that different coaches may be deployed on different trips, including the new high-decker Super VIP-class coach from MASDEF. The service will depart Melaka at 10.30am daily.
Launched on 1st September 2010, Aerobus now operates 6 daily return services between the Low Cost Carrier Terminal at KLIA (LCCT-KLIA) and Genting Highlands. To boost passenger’s convenience in using the service, the operators has also launched an online ticketing service on the website at http://www.aerobus.my/.
Jebat Express (City Express)
Jebat Express is the latest player in the increasingly competitive Singapore-Melaka sector. Four trips are served daily – 8.45am, 9.45am, 1.30pm and 5pm. Two additional trips are operated on Fridays only and departs at 6.30pm and 7pm. 28/31-seater Super-VIP coach (2+1 seating) are deployed on this service that departs from the Lavender Street Bus Station. All trips will proceed direct to Melaka via the Tuas Second Link. One-way tickets for adults are now sold at an introductory price of S$21. The Singapore appointed agent for this service is Hasry (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
Hasry (Singapore) Pte Ltd, which was handed over to a new management recently, has also launched a new website which also offers a new online ticketing system to selected destinations served by Jebat Express, Cepat Sedia Express and Hasry Express, including those to Batu Pahat, Muar and Melaka. The new website can be reached at the following link – http://www.hasrytravel.com/.
For more information on their services, please contact:
Hasry (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Lavender Street Bus Station
Junction off Kallang Bahru
Tel: +65 6294 9306
Fax: +65 6392 7476
Meridian Holidays Express
Meridian Holidays Express has begun daily shuttle services between Larkin Sentral Terminal in Johor Bahru, and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore. Special package are being offered for visitors that includes two-way bus tickets Larkin-MBS and MBS-Larkin, meal vouchers as well as token chips at the casino – all for only RM110 per person. For more information on this service, please contact Meridian Holidays at Tel: +607 5214 986.
Equipped with a fleet of 10 sksbus CP11-LW coaches, Penang-based Mesra Liner is agressively launching new routes to across Peninsular Malaysia. The latest routes introduced by the operator includes Penang-Kuala Terengganu via Kota Bharu and Padang Besar-Kuala Lumpur.
A new start-up based in Kuala Lumpur is operating daily services between the points in Klang Valley and the northeastern state of Kelantan. 6 units of Sumai Engineering-built coaches on the M.A.N 18.310 chassis are now operating, configured in a ‘2+2′ seating layout with capacity for 40 passengers.
A brand-new start-up has begun coach services in the south of the peninsula. A-Class Express is currently operating 2 Nissan UDJA452S coaches assembled by Master-Defence Technologies (Masdef) on services between Johor Bahru, Seremban and Genting Highlands. We’ll be updating this page with more information on their services as we receive it.
The Johor-based operator has launched daily services from Melaka to Johor Bahru and Singapore. With 7 departures a day, Meridian effectively became one of the operators with the most trips between JB/Singapore and Melaka. Although all trips are served on the Super-VIP class 2+1 seater buses, tickets are priced according to industry standards, comparable to the other competitors, RM19 to Johor Bahru and RM22 to Singapore.
With assistance from Meridian Holidays Melaka, Jom Naik Bas! is pleased to announce the scheduled departure timings and the operating details.
Melaka to Singapore via Johor Bahru
- 3 daily departures – 7.30am, 1.30pm, 7.00pm
- 7.30am departure will also call at Marina Bay Sands before terminating at Kallang Bahru Bus Station
- Additional departure on weekends at 4.30pm
- Meridian will launch departures on other published timings as and when demand picks up
Ekspres Pancaran Matahari
Months after its quiet entrance to Melaka in February, Ekspres Pancaran Matahari has officially launched its own ticketing counter at Melaka Sentral. With this launch, the company have also announced the commencement of twice daily services between Melaka, Changloon and Alor Setar. Buses will depart at 9am and 9pm. The enhancement will greatly benefit commuters heading up north as Pancaran Matahari, ironically enough, did not offer return trips to the northern town even as the buses arrived in Melaka from the aforementioned departure points. For enquiries, please contact the Melaka Sentral counter at tel: 06-288 3188.
The long-awaited Mersing service has finally been launched on the 24th of June. With the arrival of its latest coach, Sepakat Liner is now able to offer the nightly service between Lumut and Teluk Intan to Mersing, with an intermediate stop at Kuala Lumpur. The launch was announced on Sepakat Liner’s Facebook page.
The Johor Bahru-Seremban-Johor Bahru service has been extended to serve Putrajaya and Puchong Prima with effect from 19 May 2010.
A new nightly service was launched earlier this month between Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan. The service will connect towns such as Kota Bharu, Rantau Panjang, Pasir Mas and Gua Musang in Kelantan, with the state capital Seremban in Negeri Sembilan. Mesra Liner is expecting to add a new morning departure in the near future.
The first scheduled express coach service between Kuala Lumpur and the new Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Integrated Resort in Singapore was launched earlier this month. Operated by Compass Coaches, the once-daily service connects visitors from Berjaya Times Square in downtown Kuala Lumpur direct to MBS.
Transnasional has started a new route linking Melaka, the administrative capital Putrajaya and Puchong. Four trips are served daily on the Economy Club Class coach; 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm. Tickets can be booked online at http://www.ticket4u.com.my.
Popular holiday destination Cameron Highlands just got more connected to the capital Kuala Lumpur as a new operator begins scheduled services between the 2 cities. CS Travel has started a once daily return trip using a single coach. The service leaves Cameron Highlands at 8.30am, and departs Kuala Lumpur at 2.30pm. Adult tickets starts at RM35 one-way and can be purchased at Counter 37 at Terminal Bukit Jalil. For more information, please call CS Travel at Tel: +605-4911 200. Website: http://www.cstravel.com.my.
Seremban-based Sistem Kenderaan Seremban-Kuala Lumpur or SKS-KL has launched a new service between the coastal town of Port Dickson and Kuala Lumpur. The special express service effectively provided residents of the town with a direct connection to the capital, easing travel inconveniences and concerns for residents working in Kuala Lumpur. The peak-hour only service which began on 1st April departs from Ten Ten Supermarket at 5.30am before calling at Glory Beach Resort at 5.45am. The service will proceed to Kuala Lumpur via the Port Dickson Highway and the North-South Highway. Passengers can choose to disembark at either Pasar Seni (Central Market) or at KLCC (Petronas Twin Towers).
In the evening, the service departs from Wisma Rubber (KLCC) at approximately 6pm and then at Pasar Seni at around 6.30pm, before heading straight to Port Dickson via the highways. Promotional one-way tickets are priced at RM9.50 but passengers may choose to buy the monthly pass at RM350. Please contact the service representative, Mr Tay Eng Chew at Tel: 013-347 0515 or the SKS-KL counters at Tel: 06-763 0866 / 06-767 5660 for any enquiries.
SP Bumi Ekspres
Terengganu-based stage and express bus operator, S.P. Bumi, has expanded their interstate services to the south with the latest addition to their network. The operator recently launched a new service to Melaka, which is the second destination in the south after Batu Pahat. The service which runs from Kuantan, Kemaman, Dungun and Kuala Terengganu, is operated daily. The new 30-seater Super-VIP class CP11-LW coach from sksbus is deployed on this service.
SP Bumi has added a new trip to this service. The new morning trip will leave Melaka Sentral at 9.30am.
With two brand-new double-deckers, Cepat Ekspres now operates a daily service between the coastal town of Mersing in Johor to the Kedah’s state capital Alor Setar. The Super-VIP class double-decks departs at 7pm from both points and will make stops at Kluang, Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Butterworth and Sungai Petani. For more information, please contact Cepat Ekspres at Tel: (07) 799 7400.
88 Lapan Lapan Express
88 Lapan Lapan Express is the latest operator to launch direct services between Singapore and Melaka, operated only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. More information can be found on the following page – http://www.jomnaikbas.com/88-Lapan-Lapan-Express-to-Melaka.
Guests from Kuala Lumpur to Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore will be able to breeze through to the resort directly as Transtar Travel introduces its daily service to the resort from Kuala Lumpur. More information can be found on the following page – http://www.jomnaikbas.com/Transtar-to-RWS.
Suasana Edaran Express
Suasana Edaran Express has launched an enhancement of one of its existing Singapore-Kuala Lumpur trips, with a stop at Melaka. More information can be found on the following page – http://www.jomnaikbas.com/Suasana-Edaran-to-Melaka.
Odyssey Prestige Coaches
Odyssey Prestige Coaches has become the first express bus service operator to launch twice daily services between Kuala Lumpur and Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in Singapore. More information can be found on the following page – http://www.jomnaikbas.com/Odyssey-to-RWS.
The high-capacity double-deck Xtreme service will be expanded come 1st March 2010. Plusliner is introducing a new route between Kuala Lumpur and Kroh in Perak. The service will also call at Kulim, Baling and Pengkalan Hulu.
- From Kuala Lumpur, bus will depart at 6 pm and 10 pm.
- From Kroh, bus will depart at 10.30 am and 3 pm.
Cityliner (Syarikat Rembau Tampin / Negeri Sembilan)
Cityliner Negeri Sembilan, operated under the Syarikat Rembau Tampin permit, has launched a new route and enhanced another. They are:
- A new semi-express service between Seremban and Melaka Sentral via Alor Gajah.
The service will utilise the North-South Highway (PLUS) on the Alor Gajah-bound trip. It will then use the Lebuh AMJ to Melaka Sentral, via Paya Rumput, Melekek, Cheng and Malim. Passengers may board the service at both Terminal 1 and 2 in Seremban. Tickets are sold over the Transnasional counters. The service has commenced operations from Saturday, 20th February 2010.
- Enhancement of Service 818 to Kuala Lumpur
Service 818 which previously operates between Seremban and Kajang, has been extended to Kuala Lumpur with additional stops at Cheras Batu 9, Lebuhraya Grand Saga and Jusco Maluri. It will terminate near Kotaraya Shopping Mall which is adjacent to Puduraya and Mydin Store. The enhancement took effect from 1st February 2010.
Star Coach Ekspres
Star Coach Express is part of the Bintang Group of Companies, which is among the largest provider of trucks and other heavy vehicle services in Malaysia. Star Coach is also an affiliate company of Star Shuttle which operates scheduled services between Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and KLIA/LCCT. Recently, Star Coach expanded its operations to Singapore, with the introduction of a service from Lumut in Perak. The service will also make stops at Manjung, Sungai Siput and Kuala Lumpur. For more information, please contact the Singapore agent, Golden Coach Express Pte Ltd at Tel: 6392 3623.
Ekspres Pancaran Matahari
In an email sent to Jom Naik Bas!, the Customer Communications Division has confirmed that they will be launching a new route between Melaka and Changloon, via Seremban and Kajang. The service is expected to commence from February 2010, although the specific date was not stated. Tickets are now open for sale at any of its ticketing counters. The service will be operated by the new executive class double-deckers launched recently.
Update: Ekspres Pancaran Matahari has confirmed that the new service will commence operations on Monday, 1st February 2010.
Jom Naik Bas! has received tipoffs that the Xtreme service has been launched to Penang. We will update this space as we receive it.
Five Stars Tours
Five Stars Tours recently launched a new service between Singapore and Kluang in Johor, with a stop at Johor Bahru. The Nissan JP251S is operating on this service.
Ekspres Sepakat Liner
A new operator, Sepakat Liner, has launched services between Teluk Intan in Perak to the capital Kuala Lumpur. More information will be updated as we receive it.
Ekspres Durian Burung
Ekspres Durian Burung has revamped its corporate image, with the recent launch of its Skyliner double-deckers. Adorned in the operator’s new red-white livery, the Skyliners were put into service on the new Kajang-Kota Bharu service.
Another large operator of express buses, Plusliner, will also begin a selection of services, some of which were re-introduction of previously-terminated routes. All services will be operated by the single-deck coaches, which were displaced recently as the new Xtreme double-deckers entered service.
- 7 times daily service between Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu. This route was previously operated by Kuantan-Kuala Terengganu Express, a company of Park May Berhad. Park May was the parent company of Plusliner, before being consolidated into Konsortium Transnasional Berhad (KTB).
- 3 times daily service between Penang and Padang Besar, via Butterworth, Alor Setar, Kangar and Kuala Perlis. This route was previously operated by EBBAN Express, also a company of Park May Berhad.
- The existing Ipoh-Shah Alam-LCCT service will be split into two services; Ipoh-Shah Alam-Klang and Ipoh-LCCT. 8 trips will be served daily.
- Twice daily services between Kepala Batas and Kuala Lumpur with an intermediate stop at Butterworth.
- A new daily service between Ipoh and Penang will be introduced, using the single-deck coach. Service will commence from Tuesday, 26th January 2010. **Latest**
Malaysia’s largest interstate bus operator has introduced even more routes in the New Year. Two new weekend-only services will commence operations on 1st January 2010 and operates only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
- Between Segamat and Kangar, with stops at Gemas, Gemencheh (Boarding point in front of Kedai Runcit Ceria), Tamping, Rembau (Bengkel SRT), Seremban (Terminal 2), Sungai Petani and Alor Setar.
- Between Tampin and Kuala Lumpur via Rembau (Bengkel SRT).
The 38-seater economy-class coaches will be deployed on these services.
Eskpres Mesra Liner
A new operator, Ekspres Mesra Liner, has introduced its latest route between Seremban and Kuala Perlis, with stops at Butterworth, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar, Changloon and Kangar. This is a new addition to its current route between Kota Bharu and Penang. The service will depart Terminal 2 Seremban twice daily at 11.30am and 11.30pm. The new sksbus P11C Super-VIP single-deck coach is deployed on this route.
Transnasional expands its domestic interstate services with several new and enhanced routes commencing 1st December 2009:
- A new service will operate between Teluk Intan and Alor Setar, via Kampar, Ipoh and Sungai Petani. The Club Class coach will be deployed on this service.
- A new route operating between Kangar and Kuala Terengganu, with stops at Kuala Perlis, Alor Setar and Sungai Petani. The new service will be served on the Business Class coach.
- Also operated by the Business Class buses is the Kuala Perlis to Kuala Terengganu service, which will also stop at Kangar, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani and Jerteh.
- The Kuala Lumpur – Taiping service will be enhanced with stops at Changkat Jering and Simpang.
- A new service between Batu Pahat and Klang via Muar and Shah Alam, on the Economy Class bus.
- With immediate effect, all trips on the Melaka – Johor Bahru service will be operated by the new Daewoo Club Class buses which runs on CNG. These environmentally-friendly buses will also be operated on the Kuala Lumpur – Kluang service which was re-introduced recently.
- The Club Class CNG coaches will also be serving the new Batu Pahat to Kuala Lumpur route, which will begin operations from 7th December 2009.
- The Lumut-Kuala Kangsar-Butterworth service has been extended to Sungai Petani with immediate effect.
The existing Batu Pahat – Kuala Terengganu route has been enhanced with an extension to Kota Bharu in Kelantan. Other operating details remains unchanged for now. The service will still make stops at Muar, Segamat and Kuantan, served by the Volvo B7R single-deck coach.
Introduction of a new service between Kuala Lumpur and Sungai Petani, from 1st December 2009.
Airebus Platinum Cruiser by WTS Travel
The planned refurbishment of Airebus’ existing coaches are on track with the completion and commissioning of the second refurbished double-decker. The refurbishment project will standardize facilities and equipments on the Airebus, similar to existing WTS Travel buses. The first of the remaining two unrefurbished high-decker coaches have just entered a workshop for conversion. Airebus’ coaches exclusively serves the Singapore (Grand Central Hotel)-Kuala Lumpur (Crowne Plaza Hotel) route.
The Xtreme double-deckers have been launched on the Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route, becoming the latest of Plusliner services that has received them. Two Xtreme buses are currently operating on the route.
Cosmic Mesra Rakyat Express
Another new double-deck coach operator has begun services between Alor Setar and Kuala Lumpur. Cosmic Express is the first operator in Malaysia to operate the Scania K380IB 6×2 chassis, of the fifth generation of Scania’s K-series. 3 such coaches have been in operation and Cosmic Express expects to launch new routes in the coming weeks.
Meridian Holidays Express
A new trip at 11.30pm has been added to its daily Singapore-Kuala Lumpur service. This will replace the 7.30pm trip, which has been terminated.