MALAYSIA: Pilgrims and tourists wanting to visit the Batu Caves and temple complex north of Kuala Lumpur can now use the KTMB Komuter service from Sentul following the opening of Batu Caves station at the end of July.

The 520m ringgit project to double-track and electrify the existing 7·5 km branch line between Sentul and Batu Caves, including construction of three intermediate stations at Batu Kentonmen, Kampung Batu and Taman Wahyu, started in November 2006. The journey from Sentul takes about 15 min. Estimated ridership is 10000 passengers/day.