Saturday, August 6, 2011

Raya bus, train tickets nearly sold out

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 -- Train tickets to east coast destinations for the Aidilfitri holidays have been sold out while tickets for the north and south destinations are still available.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) Corporate Communications senior officer Mohd Fazil Ismail said KTMB was providing a total of 124,608 tickets in the three directions for the festive season.

He said the number of additional coaches for east cost routes would be announced next week.

Meanwhile, a Bernama survey found that bus tickets to Kuala Terengganu by the Mara Liner bus service and to Kelantan by Adik Beradik Express at Hentian Putra have been sold out.

Adik Beradik Express bus ticket seller, Siti Zubaidah Ismail, 26, said people started to buy bus tickets to Kelantan since July 26 and the company planned to provide additional buses.

At the Jalan Duta Bus Terminal, Mara Liner bus service ticket seller, Mohd Sobri Mohd Shahid, 25, said tickets to the north destinations from Aug 25 to 27 had been sold out while tickes were still available on Aug 28 and 29 to certain destinations only, including Kuala Nerang and Sungai Petani, Kedah.

Pancaran Matahari Express bus ticket seller, Hanizah Rafian, 46, said people could still get tickets to the north destinations at their counters.

At Hentian Puduraya, Konsortium Express Bus Kuala Lumpur's branch manager, Chia Nyi Foo said nearly 90 per cent of bus tickets to Taiping, Johor Baharu and Perlis had been sold.

"Since July 11, people began to buy tickets... we will consider having additional buses for the safety of our passengers," she said.

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