PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Singapore-Malaysia High-Speed Rail (HSR) project was signed by the neighbouring countries on Tuesday (Jul 19). With the 2026 target set for the High Speed Rail service to be up and running, Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Prime Minster of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong witnessed a key milestone for the project with the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) together.
The 350km line is expected to reduce travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to around 90 minutes. Many economic activities can be emerged with this dramatically improved connecitivity . It would bring economic benefits that would come from being “next door to one another, one and a half hours away”. Apart of it, HSR line will helps to
create the opportunities for business people, tourism, opportunities for people from other countries. People can get both destinations for the price of one.
The HSR line will run 350km with 335km in Malaysia and 15km in Singapore. Najib shared his vision of what travelling on it would be like – breakfast in Kuala Lumpur before travelling to have lunch in Singapore and back in time for dinner in Kuala Lumpur.
The HSR service will comprise eight stops; Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Puteri and Jurong East in Singapore.
Source from: channelnewsasia.com & thestar.com.my