KL-Singapore HSR: Not end of the road

Alternatives to enhanced KL-Singapore connectivity exist, such as a high-speed electric bus system

An artist’s impression of Bandar Malaysia station that was part of the now-aborted Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project. Beneath the shiny veneer lies a grimy truth – HSR lines are extremely costly to build, operate and maintain.PHOTO: EDELMAN

Early in March, Malaysia paid Singapore $102.8 million as compensation for failing to go ahead with the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project.

That closed a chapter on the latest attempt by the two countries to build a cross-border HSR.

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