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.
Segambut KTM Komuter Station currently offers very limited train services, with 3 trains to KL Sentral and Pelabuhan Klang at one peak hour in the morning and another 3 trains to Tanjung Malim at another one peak hour in the evening only.
On my day of travel, one of the trains to Tanjung Malim seems cancelled, and there’s somehow another train to KL Sentral, not in the published schedule, in the evening. But if you’re not willing for trains to come once a day, you should avoid it altogether.
There, I fixed the sign on the TV. Looks better and less confusing now.
The ticket counter is closed when there are no trains running, with a sign telling you to use the KTM3 Segambut – KL Sentral Free Shuttle Bus instead.
A similar sign is also pasted on the Ticket Vending Machine telling you to take the KTM3 Segambut – KL Sentral Free
Shutter Shuttle Bus.
The KTM3 Segambut – KL Sentral Free Shuttle Bus will be waiting outside Segambut Railway Station.
The exterior of the Scania K270UB bus.
The interior of the Scania K270UB bus.
The KTM3 Segambut – KL Sentral Free Shuttle Bus departed Segambut KTM Komuter Station right on time at 5.00pm, a vast improvement from the KTM Komuter trains.
Heading to KL Sentral via DUKE Highway.
Approaching KL Sentral.
KL Sentral station is just behind, but because the bus alighting point is at the Ground Floor where the coaches for KLIA, klia2 and Awana Genting depart, the bus turns to Little India first.
Turning to Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
Turning into KL Sentral.
Bypassing the coaches for KLIA, klia2 and Awana Genting.
Arrived at KL Sentral.
The journey from Segambut to KL Sentral took only 10 minutes – that’s 7 minutes faster than the 17 minutes it takes on the KTM Komuter train. KTM should seriously consider running buses instead.
From here, get the escalator up to the trains.
You can change to the KLIA Transit, LRT Kelana Jaya Line and KTM Komuter at KL Sentral, or walk ahead to Muzium Negara MRT Station to change to the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line.
There are currently very limited train services (3 a day in each direction at peak hours only) at Segambut Railway Station.