08 April 2014

3 Locations is considered for SG-KL high-speed rail terminal in Singapore - April 2014

Tuas West or Jurong East is likely to be one end of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail that is due to roll out in 2020, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday.

The city centre will also be considered as an alternative terminal station for the S$15.6 billion ($12.38 billion) project that is tipped to cut land travel time between Singapore and Malaysia to just 90 minutes, though it is a less likely option.
Source: http://link.reuters.com/fer38v

My View

This is good news for Singapore as well as Malaysia. I hope that Jurong East would be the terminal for high speed rail in Singapore as it is envisaged to be another "Tampines" in east side and it definitely would bring value to both citizens.

However, I hope that both governments could quickly give a confirmation of RTS system as it supposed to be confirmed the detailed plan by last year but postponed to this year. I personally think that it may take at least 4 years to build the link from Johor Bahru to Singapore (e.g. look at the example of KLIA2).

As the security check is getting stricter after some incidents lately, it takes at least 1 hour to clear both customs during peak hours.

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