Free KTM rides for students and persons with disabilities
By: Patrick Beech
Persons with disabilities and school students from Year One to Form Six will be able to enjoy free rides following the introduction of the MyRailLife free-ride pass.
The pass was implemented jointly by the Transport Ministry and Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) and will be applicable to school students and persons with disabilities registered with the Social Welfare Department.
Transport Minister, Anthony Loke said MyRailLife will assist those who mainly use KTM Komuter as a mode of transportation.
"This pass can ease transportation costs for 900,000 people annually. The benefit also applies to people living in rural areas such as Kelantan or Pahang," he said.
The average savings per user is estimated at RM240 per month for East Shuttle service and RM234 per month for KTM Komuter Klang Valley and North services.
MyRailLife is a free-ride pass that is eligible for the KTMB Eastern Shuttle service which involves 14 routes between Gemas up to Tumpat, Klang Valley Sector KTM Komuter service (Island Route Sebang – Batu Caves & Port Klang – Tanjung Malim) and North Sector Komuter (Padang Rengas Route – Butterworth & Padang Besar – Butterworth).
Loke said that eligible users must register with KTMB to obtain a Passenger Name Record (PNR) number.
Registration can be done through the KITS application (KTMB Mobile) or the KTM website.