The RTS Link is a new 4km cross-border railway will connect the Bukit Chagar Station situated next to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru with Woodlands North Station in Singapore. Light Rail Transit (LRT). The RTS Link will utilize a standalone Light Rail Transit (LRT) System with the capacity to serve up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction during peak periods. The project includes the construction of a station and Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Building in Bukit Chagar, a heavy maintenance depot in Wadi Hana, and an elevated bridge over the Johor Straits.
The objective of the RTS Link is to create an efficient public transport system that connects Malaysia with Singapore. When completed, the RTS Link will ease traffic congestion at the Causeway and support economic growth in Johor Bahru.
Parties of the RTS Link project
The Malaysia and Singapore governments will be responsible for developing, constructing and maintaining the civil infrastructure and stations within their own countries. The Malaysian government has appointed Malaysia Rapid Transit System Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd. as the Malaysia Infrastructure Company (InfraCo), while RTS Operations Pte Ltd, a joint venture company formed by Malaysia’s Prasarana Malaysia Bhd and Singapore’s SMRT Corporation Ltd will operate the RTS Link.
The RTS project is currently in the implementation phase. Construction of the RTS Link is expected to begin in 2021 and service commencement is targeted by the end of December 2026.
The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project will connect the two major cities of Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The original 335km HSR alignment will pass through Bandar Malaysia, Sepang-Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Puteri and Jurong East, Singapore. With the HSR, travel time from KL to Singapore can be reduced to 90 minutes.
The Malaysia and Singapore Governments have agreed to postpone the construction of the HSR until the end of 2020. During the suspension period, MyHSR Corp and the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), Prime Minister's Department will review commercial and technical aspects of the project.