Shuttle KTM3, also known as the KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus Service, is a Rail Replacement Service on the KTM Komuter Klang Valley Sector connecting KL Sentral and Segambut KTM Komuter stations with no intermediate stops since 3 June 2018 as there are no train services running between KL Sentral and Kepong stations.
This parallel-line shuttle bus route is in place due to a portion of the line between KL Sentral and Kepong 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 signs at KL Sentral, however, are not updated to reflect this new Rail Replacement Service. Nevertheless, the waiting area is the same as the KTM Komuter Rail Replacement Service KTM1 from KL Sentral to Sentul KTM Komuter Station.
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.
The waiting RapidKL buses are for the KTM1 and KTM3 free shuttle buses. Look out for the destination of the bus before boarding.
You are most likely to see the rear of the KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus first.
The KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus waiting at KL Sentral, operated by a MAN 18.280 HOCL-NL.
The interior of the MAN 18.280 HOCL-NL bus.
At 4.30pm, the bus departed KL Sentral right on time. This is an improvement from the KTM Komuter train service as trains are usually at least one minute late.
Passing by the cause of the Rail Replacement Services at Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Heading back to KL Sentral to get on to Jalan Damansara.
Coasting along Jalan Damansara.
Passing by the Semantan Portal of the MRT Sungai Buloh–Kajang Line.
Getting off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim to Segambut.
Turning left onto Jalan Segambut.
Arriving at Segambut Railway Station.
The KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus drops off passengers under the Jalan Segambut viaduct.
The journey from KL Sentral took just 14 minutes, which is 3 minutes faster than the 17 minutes it takes on the KTM Komuter train. Perhaps KTM should seriously start to consider running buses instead.
Walking back to Segambut Railway Station.
Lots of KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Buses parked under the Jalan Segambut viaduct.
There are currently very limited train services (3 a day in each direction at peak hours only) at Segambut Railway Station.
For onward travel around Segambut area: From the bus stops outside of Segambut Railway Station, you can change to RapidKL T190 to get around Taman Segambut or to RapidKL 190 to get to Mont Kiara or Desa Sri Hatamas.
For onward travel to Kuala Lumpur without using the KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus: You may use RapidKL 190 to get to Chow Kit, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Jalan Yap Ah Loy and Hab Medan Pasar in Kuala Lumpur if the next KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus departure is taking quite a while more.
For onward travel to Kepong by public transport: There is no logical connection from Segambut to Kepong. Get a Grab.
For onward travel to Kepong Sentral by public transport: There is no logical connection from Segambut to Kepong Sentral. Get a Grab.
For onward travel to Sungai Buloh by public transport: There is no logical connection from Segambut to Kepong Sentral. However, if you really want to, you can use the KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus to get to KL Sentral to change to the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Muzium Negara MRT Station. Or just get a Grab.
For onward travel from the Pelabuhan Klang – KL Sentral Line to the Sungai Buloh – Tanjung Malim Line by public transport: You should not use the KTM3 KL Sentral – Segambut Free Shuttle Bus, but rather, alight at KL Sentral to change to the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line at Muzium Negara MRT Station. Two separate tickets need to be purchased for each section of the KTM Komuter travelled on.