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Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR)

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore High Speed Rail (KL-SG HSR) is a planned high-speed rail connection between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Jurong East, Singapore. When the rail connection is finished, travellers can enjoy a short 90-minute journey between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

In 2015, the Malaysian government has set up MyHSR Corp, a private company wholly owned by Minister of Finance Incorporated. MyHSR Corp is the project delivery vehicle for the KL-SG HSR, being responsible for the project’s development and implementation.

History

2010: The Malaysian government has introduced the Economic Transformation Programme. The objective of the programme is to transform Malaysia into a high-income nation by 2020. In order to improve accessibility and connectivity in the region, KL – Singapore High Speed Rail is identified as one of the contributing components.

2011-2012: Malaysian Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) has conducted a feasibility study for the KL-SG HSR project. The feasibility study aims to identify the needs of all stakeholders, especially local conditions and needs.

2013: During Leaders’ Retreat 2013, the Prime Ministers for Malaysia and Singapore have jointly announced the agreement to build a High-Speed Rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. They have also formed a Joint Ministerial Committee to look into the details and modalities of the project.

2015: After Leaders’ Retreat 2015, the leaders have announced the following: 1) Dual co-located Customs, Immigration and Quarantine configuration, 2) Frequency bands to be reserved for the HSR operations 3) Locating the depot and stabling facilities in Malaysia 4) Singapore HSR terminus will be at Jurong East.

2016: MyHSR unveiled its official corporate logo. A legally-binding bilateral agreement has been signed by both governments during 2016 Leaders’ Retreat

2017: MyHSR Corp has awarded the Ground Control Point (GCP) Survey Works to Jurukur Perunding Services Sdn Bhd and Teraju Ukur after an open tender exercise launched in January 2017. MyHSR Corp of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority of Singapore have jointly awarded Joint Development Partners (JDP) contract to a consortium comprising WSP Engineering Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald Malaysia Sdn Bhd and Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd.

 

Stations / Stops

Bandar Malaysia

Sepang-Putrajaya

Seremban

Melaka

Muar

Batu Pahat

Iskandar Puteri

Jurong East, Singapore

 

Fare Information

No fare information is made available to the public at this time.

 

Rolling stock

No information is available about the rolling stock at this time. What we know is the operational speed of the train will be at 320 km/h, covering 350 km of rail track.

 

Future plans

The Malaysian government estimates that the KL – Singapore High Speed Rail service will commence its operation by end of 2026.

 

Accidents and incidents

coming soon

 

Sources

  1. MyHSR Official website (http://www.myhsr.com.my)