Singapore-KL High Speed Rail: Seamless travel for commuters with co-located CIQ facilities

The Jurong East site plan for High Speed Rail Terminus (HSR). PHOTO: ST FILE
The High Speed Rail between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur is targeted to be up and running around 2026. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Commuters using the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail (HSR) will be able to enjoy more seamless travel, as they can clear customs and immigration checks for both countries at their departure point.

For example, commuters taking the express 90-minute service from Jurong East to KL will be able to clear the Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) checks of both countries' authorities, before they board the train.

There will be co-located CIQ facilities at the KL terminus in Bandar Malaysia as well, for those departing from KL.

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Details of the CIQ clearance processes were revealed on Tuesday (July 19), as part of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both countries.

The co-located CIQ facilities will offer "swift and seamless" travel, both countries said in a joint statement.

Along with an express service plying between Singapore and KL, there will be a domestic service stopping at six stops in Malaysia: Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri.

There will be co-located CIQ facilities at Iskandar Puteri, for commuters using the domestic service to clear customs and immigration checks before crossing into Singapore.

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