Malaysia-Singapore HSR likely to be inked by this year

Dec 2, 2016

Malaysia-Singapore High Speed Train

The High-Speed Rail (HSR)’s Bilateral Agreement (BA) between Malaysia and Singapore could be signed on Dec 21 this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan said he had met Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Khaw Boon Wan on Nov 29 to discuss the remaining details of the agreement.

“Both sides are now taking the necessary follow-up action to comply with their respective internal procedures and legal requirements for the signing of the Agreement,” he said in a statement today.

The 350km HSR project will link Kuala Lumpur with Singapore, and cut travel time between the two cities to just 90 minutes, as trains will run at a top speed of more than 300kph.

In Singapore, the HSR terminus will be located in Jurong East, while Malaysia will have seven stations, namely Bandar Malaysia, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri.

Construction for the project is expected to begin in 2018, with trains running in 2026.