High Speed Rail To Run Every 30 Minutes Between Kuala Lumpur And Singapore
For folks planning your next KL getaway, you may want to note this down.
It’s official. The KL-Singapore high-speed express rail service will run every half hour from Bandar Malaysia to Jurong East.
This according to Mark Loader, a project delivery director from MyHSR for the high-speed rail project. He made the comments at a media briefing on Friday (8 Dec), and said that the construction of the high-speed rail should start by end 2018 and reach completion in 2026.
Non-Stop Express Service
Passengers can expect the express service to reach Singapore within 90 minutes.
If you choose to board at Bandar Malaysia, you’ll be able to clear Singapore Immigration before boarding.
This proposed frequency is based on the consideration that 60 trips will run per day between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
A 120-min domestic service will run every 30 minutes and stop at every station en-route to Malaysia, running from Bandar Malaysia to Iskandar Puteri.
A 15-min shuttle train service from Iskandar Puteri to Jurong East will be available for passengers as well.
Do note that if you board the regular domestic service from Seremban or Melaka, you’ll have to clear Singapore Immigration at Iskandar Puteri station before taking the train back into Singapore.
The line will span 350km, and comprise of these 8 stations:
- Bandar Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
- Batu Pahat
- Iskandar Puteri
- Jurong East (Singapore)
Fingers crossed. We rail-y hope this will turn out well.
Since most Singaporeans are extremely serious about getting our KL fix within 90 minutes, more disappointment is strictly out of the question.
Featured image from MyHSR.