Proposed stops for KL-Singapore high-speed rail
KL-S'pore will take 2 1/2 hours, taking into account waiting time and transfers
Published on Jul 3, 2014 6:05 AM
The prospect of dinner in Kuala Lumpur's Jalan Alor, supper in Malacca's Jonker Street and a return to Singapore before clubbing hours is looking more likely, going by published details of the planned high-speed rail (HSR) link between KL and Singapore.
According to Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission, its equivalent to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) here, the rail service is proposed to have stops in Seremban, Ayer Keroh (Malacca), Muar, Batu Pahat and Nusajaya in Johor, not far from a motorsports hub being built by Singapore tycoon Peter Lim. Passengers will take 21/2 hours to go from KL to Singapore, said the commission. This includes time for waiting, transfers and immigration clearance, and is shorter than the five hours by car and four by plane.
Actual travel time between the two cities is estimated at 90 minutes.
Besides an express service, the line will also have transit trains that stop at the cities in between.
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