Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail to have seven stops in Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The high-speed rail (HSR) project connecting Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will have seven stops in Malaysia, namely Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, and Nusajaya.

While several of the proposed stations had been announced earlier, the location of the stations were confirmed on Wednesday by Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission chairman, Syed Hamid Albar.

Mr Syed Hamid said that Malaysia has completed its feasibility study for the link, which is targeted for completion in 2020, and has shared the report with Singapore.

Singapore's own feasibility study for its section of the proposed 320km to 340km rail started in August and is currently ongoing.

Giving an update to reporters on the sidelines of a HSR conference in Tokyo, Dr Syed Hamid said details such as the exact locations of the terminus in Singapore and KL have to be decided, before the project can proceed.