They’ll have to travel 10 km to get to school and it takes 25 minutes by car.
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Kelantan is in Phase Four of the National Recovery Plan, and it’s the first day of school today, 9 January.
However, students in Kelantan who were excited to get back to school were left disappointed today morning.
The train was supposed to arrive at Kuala Gris Station at 7 am to get them to school.
After 30 minutes of waiting, about 100 students at Kampung Kuala Gris went home when no other trains arrived to pick them up.
These students depend on the train to get them to school fast and on time.
To get to school, students have to travel for about 10 km, and it takes 25 minutes by car while it only takes 17 minutes by train.
A student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Dabong, Siti Masitah Mat Nasir, 18, told Sinar Harian she was excited for school and woke up as early as 5 am to get ready.
Sadly, the day didn’t go as planned for her, and she had to go back home.
It’s difficult for me to go to school because my parents are already at work so I’m forced to go home.Siti Masitah told Sinar Harian.
Kuala Gris chief Badrul Shahudin said he had contacted KTMB regarding the situation today.
I’m shocked by what happened this morning because this has never happened before. The old trains can make a reverse but the Diesel Multiple Unit trains (DMU) can’t do so.Kuala Gris chief Badrul Shahudin
He hopes that the issue will be resolved soon so students can get to school.
KTMB confirmed they have received the report and will be carrying out investigations.
“Oh, the poor students”
Netizens felt sorry for the students and said maybe the train driver forgot it’s the first day of school after a long school holiday.
A few netizens joked that school teachers will have a headache when they hear a new excuse from students for skipping school.
Despite the light banter, some blame KTM for another level of poor service.