Shuttle KTM1, also known as the KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service on the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector connecting KL Sentral and Sentul KTM Komuter stations with no intermediate stops since 3 February 2018 as there are no train services running between Putra and Sentul stations.
This parallel-line shuttle bus route is in place due to the portion of the line between Simpang Batu and Sentul Railway Station being closed for the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT) track maintenance and renewal work.
To access the shuttle bus, follow the signs placed on the KTM Komuter concourse or on the pillars leading up to the bus boarding platform at KL Sentral.
The KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus departs from the same level as the buses heading for KLIA, klia2 and Awana Genting.
Instead of heading straight on to the coaches for KLIA, klia2 or Awana Genting, make a u-turn to the former boarding spot of RapidKL bus U82.
Continue straight on to the end of the platform.
The waiting RapidKL buses are for the KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus.
Get on the first bus with the door opened. The bus may not show the route information on the electronic destination signage (EDS) if its still early before departure.
The interior of the KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus.
The KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus will depart according to its schedule.
Heading out of KL Sentral via Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
The KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus heads from KL Sentral to Sentul via Jalan Damansara and Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar.
Heading down Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah to access Sentul Railway Station.
Turning right to Sentul Railway Station.
Bypassing the row of KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Buses on standby at Sentul.
The journey time from KL Sentral to Sentul on a weekend took just 13 minutes – 5 minutes faster than the running time of 18 minutes based on the former through-service KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector timetable. Maybe KTM should just cease operations of their train services and convert to a bus company instead.
Head up the stairs to access the concourse area.
Touch in at the faregates with your KomuterLink card or at the side gate for Touch ‘n Go users. For cash payment, buy your token at the vending machines first.
Through tickets between KL Sentral and Sentul are not accepted if you are travelling on this route. Purchase a ticket from your origin to KL Sentral, and buy a new ticket at Sentul to continue on to Batu Caves. If you buy a ticket from your origin station to Batu Caves directly, the portion between KL Sentral and Batu Caves will be forfeited once you exit the system to transfer onto the KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus, and you will have to buy a new ticket at Sentul to continue onwards to Batu Caves.
Get on the KTM Komuter train at Platform 1 for Batu Caves.
For the return journey, follow the signs back to the bus waiting area.
A fleet of KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Buses are ready to depart from Sentul back to KL Sentral. The KTM1 KL Sentral – Sentul Free Shuttle Bus will depart according to its schedule.
You can also take the KTM2 KTM Sentul – LRT Sentul Free Shuttle Bus Service from Sentul KTM Komuter Station as an alternative to get to the city area and Bandar Tasik Selatan.