22 JANUARY 2018


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Article from BTNews 22 JANUARY 2018

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore rail link

The long-awaited high-speed train service between Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore looks like it is finally on. 

An agreement has been signed between the Malaysian and Singapore governments to build a rail link along the current Singapore Causeway, a bottleneck for traffic between the two countries.  This opens up the strong possibility that by 2024 a high-speed line can be built between the two capitals.  This would reduce travel times to just 90min for the 360km (210 mile) journey.  The present flight is one hour but one must add the airport transit procedures and access from respective city centres.

The signing of the agreement was witnessed by the two prime ministers – Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (Malaysia) and Lee Hsien Loong (Singapore). 

Passengers travelling in either direction will clear both Malaysia and Singapore immigration authorities at the point of departure and need not go through immigration clearance again at the point of arrival.


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