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Old August 7th, 2013, 09:24 PM   #241
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Also not great to take your luggage from high speed to mrt in peak nice to be taken from one centre to the next not dropped 15km out of the centre
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They'll never be extended and the trip takes 35-40 minutes at best. Trains are always packed. Not the best incentive to use the HSR.
Isn't the North-South line built with 8 cars in mind, like the East-West line?

And remember the HSR is competing with the airport transfers in KL and Singapore - which have worse transfers.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 06:29 AM   #243
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Isn't the North-South line built with 8 cars in mind, like the East-West line?

And remember the HSR is competing with the airport transfers in KL and Singapore - which have worse transfers.
Both North South, East West and North East Lines are all designed for 6 cars. There was some debate in the Land Transport Authority regarding adding one or two more carriages per trainset but the general feasibility was limited not only by platform sizes (impossible to extend on underground stations) but also the tracking of the servicing depots. So unfortunately, however insufficient that formation is, its here to stay.

Circle Line and the upcoming Downtown Line are designed with truly pathetic 3 cars. The future Thomson Line (Marina Bay to Woodlands) is designed with 4 cars in mind and presumably Eastern Regional Line (from Marina Bay through the entire East Coast) will be the same. In the more distant future, before 2030, another 6-car line, the Cross Island Line will be developed. But as you can see, there are no plans to run more than the max of 6 per train.

We are expecting that tomorrow, on the National Day Speech from the PM, the large expansion of Changi Airport will be unveiled and most likely the details for ERL will be released as well. I personally hope the line will include a dedicated airport express that would make the trip to Marina Bay (and the HSR terminal) a breeze, but we'll see about all that.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 01:32 PM   #244
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The development minister of Singapore has said that it is unlikely for northern areas i.e Woodlands to host a high speed train there. More likely, it will be either the western side or the eastern side of Singapore.

http://ride.asiaone.com/news/general/story...h.f5IKGylN.dpuf

In my opinion, Tuas is most likely place for the HSR station in Singapore.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #245
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It doesn't matter where the railway line entered Singapore, as long as it reached Singapore CBD, that's fine!
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Both North South, East West and North East Lines are all designed for 6 cars. There was some debate in the Land Transport Authority regarding adding one or two more carriages per trainset but the general feasibility was limited not only by platform sizes (impossible to extend on underground stations) but also the tracking of the servicing depots. So unfortunately, however insufficient that formation is, its here to stay.

Circle Line and the upcoming Downtown Line are designed with truly pathetic 3 cars. The future Thomson Line (Marina Bay to Woodlands) is designed with 4 cars in mind and presumably Eastern Regional Line (from Marina Bay through the entire East Coast) will be the same. In the more distant future, before 2030, another 6-car line, the Cross Island Line will be developed. But as you can see, there are no plans to run more than the max of 6 per train.

We are expecting that tomorrow, on the National Day Speech from the PM, the large expansion of Changi Airport will be unveiled and most likely the details for ERL will be released as well. I personally hope the line will include a dedicated airport express that would make the trip to Marina Bay (and the HSR terminal) a breeze, but we'll see about all that.
I remember hearing from people and also reading in journals that the East-West stations were designed for 8car operation in the future.

What gives?
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I remember hearing from people and also reading in journals that the East-West stations were designed for 8car operation in the future.

What gives?
Sadly I'm sure they were not, I was there at the LTA dialogue session when they said running extra cars on EWL/NSL/NEL was unfeasible and they'd rather invest more in new lines rather than patchwork solutions that could generate their own problems.

Even if we included the staff-only edges of the platforms, they're still not long enough to accommodate 2 or even 1 extra cars. I'm not sure where did you get that info from but its simply inaccurate.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #248
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The most likely terminus for HSR in Singapore appears to be Tuas. However, it seems pretty silly that passengers need to transfer to the already overcrowded EW line for another 40-45min journey in order to reach the CBD.

I'm hoping they could still reuse part of the disused rail line for HSR to the CBD and perhaps even connect on with the Eastern Region line all the way to Changi Airport.
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MALAYSIA: Malaysia is finalising details of the technical engineering and feasibility studies of the proposed high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri revealed in parliament that a full report is expected to be ready by the end of July.

The government is expected to put it up for tender by the end of the year.

The project, which was agreed in principle between Malaysia and Singapore in February, is targeted for completion by 2020.

At least three bidders have shown interest in the project, which is estimated to cost some US$12 billion.

They are UEM, which is controlled by government investment arm Khazanah Nasional, MMC Gamuda, which is led by Malaysian tycoon Syed Moktar Al-Bukhary, and YTL Corp, which built and operates the express rail link to the KL International Airport.
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KL-Singapore rail tender open to international bidders
By Roziana Hamsawi Published: 2013/07/30
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz2ahXohvpL

HIGH-SPEED LINK: Malaysian and Singaporean governments deciding on modality and procedure

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday confirmed that the tender for the high-speed rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be opened to international bidders.

He said the Malaysian and Singaporean governments are in the process of deciding on the modality, way forward and procedure for execution.

“We expect this to be a very transparent, open bidding system in which companies from all over the world are free to participate,” he said at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, here, yesterday.

On the rail industry in Malaysia, Najib said Malaysia is embarking on extensive rail development, such as the multi-billion Klang Valley mass rapid transit project and the HSR project, which is targeted for completion by 2020.

The rail link is expected to cost around RM40 billion, including RM10 billion to buy high-speed bullet trains.

Earlier, Najib and Ayrault witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysian Industry-Government
Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and Thales, a global technology leader for aerospace and transportation markets, for the development of the country’s rail industry.

With more than RM160 billion government investment expected in the industry until 2020, the MoU will address human capital competency issues.

In a statement yesterday, MIGHT said the MoU is aimed at supporting the government’s commitment to the development of Malaysia’s public transport system via the Rail Centre of
Excellence (RCOE).

It said Thales is one of the first original equipment manufacturers (OEM) that will contribute to the development of the RCOE.

“MIGHT is taking the lead to undertake the implementation of the RCOE by way of engaging rail entities for the purpose,” it said.

Other content providers for RCOE are Spanish Railways Foundation for the main line and high speed rail, and Metro Madrid for the urban rail. The MoUs with these entities are planned for September during the launch of the National Rail Industry Development Roadmap.

RCOE will also house and integrate activities such as research and development, small and medium enterprises and OEM production facilities.

Meanwhile, Thales senior executive vice-president Pascale Sourisse said the company is delighted to support the industrial initiative in Malaysia.
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By Sharen KaurPublished: 2013/09/23
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LONG-TERM TARGET: Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail link project to create new economic zones, industrial hubs and townships

The Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) is optimistic that the high-speed rail (HSR) link between Malaysia and Singapore will be profitable in the long term.

Its chief executive officer Mohd Nur Ismal Mohamed Kamal said the key is to ensure that the ridership level is sustainable economically.

“The first two years of operation is going to be challenging. We expect ridership to build up after the second or third year of operation,” he said recently.

A two-prong strategy has been planned for the HSR to be a sustainable development and value-creating.

Mohd Nur Ismal said the builder will first need a template to establish new economic zones along the corridor and create industrial hubs like oil and gas, energy, biotechnology and palm oil, among others.

“The builder must also provide the conditions to attract people to live, work and play in the new townships developed along the corridor,” he said.

Mohd Nur Ismal said Spad has conducted a study on ridership levels.

The 350km rail link may have up to seven stations located, among others, in Seremban (Negri Sembilan), Ayer Keroh (Malacca) and Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Malaysia (Johor), before heading to Singapore.

He said although structured on a public-private partnership, the government will play a key role to help fund the HSR project.

"We are not going in with a set of rigid ideas. We have several ideas on how we want the HSR to be implemented."

Meanwhile, Mohd Nur Ismal was tight-lipped on the project cost, which is believed to be between RM40 billion and RM50 billion.

He said alignment, design and technology choices will determine the costs.

"Rolling stock and the systems are big ticket items, but the civil portion will cost a lot more. We have an indication as to how much it will cost, but it will depend on what the bidders can offer."

Mohd Nur Ismal said the company operating the HSR line will benefit as it will have a 30-year concession and the investment returns are government-guaranteed.

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BERLIN: Siemens, a global expert in rail technology, is keen to take part in Malaysia's proposed high-speed rail project linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and RM36 billion mass rapid transit (MRT) system for Greater Kuala Lumpur.

The two projects are being considered by the government as part of a larger plan to transform the country into a developed nation by 2020.

They are among 131 projects proposed under the government's 10-year Economic Transformation Programme.

"The high-speed rail project from KL to Singapore is something that has always been a priority for us in looking at the Malaysian market. It is clear that if this project develops further, we would be very interested to take part in it," said Axel Muench, head of the mobility division at Siemens Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

As a turnkey supplier, Siemens - which has done high-speed rail projects for countries like Spain, Russia and China - typically provides the rolling stock and signalling and electrification systems.

"That's the kind of package we would be going for here as well," Muench told Business Times on the sidelines of Innotrans 2010, the world's largest rail exhibition, held every two years in the German capital.

The four-day event, which attracted about 1,900 exhibitors from around the world and some 90,000 visitors, ended last Friday.

The event saw Siemens introducing the Velaro D, its new high-speed train for Germany's railway operator Deutsche Bahn.

The group is keen to use the Velaro for Malaysia's high-speed rail project.

The typical speed for such projects these days is about 350km an hour, Muench said.

Competition to secure the job will be stiff, with a handful of other global suppliers such as France's Alstom also likely to be keen. Adding to the rivalry will be Chinese suppliers.

"My view is that the price of all the suppliers will be very similar. I think with this one (project), it will come down to a trusting relationship between consortium partners ... and the emotional aspect," he said.

According to Muench, the YTL group is still one of the major promoters of the project.

"And then there are two Chinese consortiums, as I understand, that are declaring their interest," he said.

Conglomerate YTL had proposed the project a few years ago, but it failed to take off.

As for the MRT project, Muench believes the long-talked-about line linking Damansara and Cheras will form a vital part.

According to reports, the MRT will consist of three lines running a total of 150km and covering an area within a 20km radius of central Kuala Lumpur.

Its estimated RM36 billion cost excludes land acquisition and rolling stock.

Suppliers for this project, unlike the high-speed rail, will likely be picked based on "hard-core price-based competition", Muench said.

"Being focused on providing quality transportation solutions, we're hoping we can contribute to both projects," he added.
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PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia: Japan Thursday offered Malaysia technology to build a multi-million-dollar high-speed railway and other infrastructure, as its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began a regional tour.

"Malaysia and Japan agree to cooperate in high technology with Japan providing the technology in the construction of high-speed rail, water and waste treatment," Abe told reporters at a press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak.
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Published: Saturday October 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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PUTRAJAYA: China has expressed interest in participating in Malaysia’s 330km-long Kuala Lumpur-Singa*pore high speed rail (HSR) link project.

China President Xi Jinping said the project, together with port development and other connectivity projects, were on top of their overseas investment ventures.

He said they were also ready to consider participating in the Nor*thern Economic Corridor development projects.

“The Chinese government will continue to encourage Chinese companies to participate in Malaysia’s railway, port and other connectivity projects.

“The Chinese government is ready to give positive consideration to participate in the Northern Corridor development projects in the appropriate ways,” he said yesterday at a joint press statement with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak after their bilateral meeting at the Perdana Putra Building here.

Earlier this year, Malaysia and Singapore announced plans for the rail link, which is expected to cut land travelling time between the two countries to just 90 minutes.

The project, targeted to be completed by 2020, is reported to cost about RM40bil. Several local and foreign firms have been reported to have started talks to form consortiums to bid for the project.

The firms are MMC Corp Bhd, which may team up with Gamuda Bhd and Chinese and European system integrators and YTL Corp Bhd with Spanish bullet train maker Talgo or CAF.

Other firms are UEM Group Bhd, which is working with Ara Group to form a consortium with European companies that may also include Talgo, while Global Rail is said to be talking to Canada’s Bombardier Inc and Chinese firm China Railway Group.
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France expresses interest in KL-S'pore high-speed rail, MRT expansion
Updated: Wednesday October 30, 2013 MYT 6:15:59 PM
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SINGAPORE: France has expressed interest in participating in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail link, reported Channel NewsAsia (CNA).

In a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday, French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also expressed French interest in Singapore's expansion of its MRT network, the local television news network said.

During the third day of his official visit to France, Lee had a two-hour meeting with Ayrault at his official residence in Paris, CNA said.

Both Lee and his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced their agreement to embark on the project at their Leaders Retreat here in February this year.

Upon completion in 2020, the high-speed rail will cut travelling time between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to only 90 minutes.

In his Facebook posting, Lee said he had a very good meeting and dinner with Ayrault. "We reviewed our partnership across all fields. PM Ayrault expressed France's support for the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA), and expressed French interest in Singapore's expansion of the MRT network.

"We both look forward to celebrating 50 years of our diplomatic relations in 2015," the prime minister said.

Lee said he also had several meetings with business leaders on his trip to France.

"One of their main concerns was Singapore's long-term foreign talent strategy," he said, adding he assured them that Singapore will always be open to foreign expertise but the inflows must be sustainable in the long run and not overwhelm the Singaporean core - Bernama.
Italy eyes opportunities in high-speed rail link project
By Francis DassPublished: 2013/12/10
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz2n2q5Cnuk



COOPERATION: Vice-minister says country’s expertise in the industry can benefit Malaysia

THE Italians are keeping a keen eye on the proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail link.

Italian Vice-Minister for Economic Development Carlo Calenda, who is leading a business delegation to Malaysia, said Italy has solid experience in high-speed rail network and this could benefit Malaysia.

"We can help you understand how high-speed railway can be developed. It is expensive and difficult but the results, in terms of business and tourism, are fantastic. At this stage, the government-to-government approach is the right one," Calenda told Business Times yesterday.

He said Italy has invested heavily in the sector in the last 20 years, building three high-speed rail networks linking major cities such as Naples, Rome, Milan, Turin and Venice.

Italy has two major operators, a public railway company and a private firm, and was the first country in Europe to liberalise the high-speed rail sector.

"So, we have the know-how. We are interested to see if there are ways to cooperate in the preliminary stage. We are strong in the industry and we are the fifth-largest country in terms of industrial trade surplus in the world."

He said Finmeccanica, an Italian conglomerate that owns companies with expertise in the rail business, is ideally placed to share its expertise in the high-speed rail link project.

Calenda is leading a delegation of 100 Italians on a two-day mission.

Earlier, Calenda said he was impressed with the presentation by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

He said Idris has outlined the milestones Malaysia has made in its efforts to become a high-income country by 2020, as well as its due diligence in free trade agreements (FTAs).

"We need to speed up the FTA between the European Union and Malaysia. Italy will take over the presidency of EU in the second half of next year and the agreement with Malaysia will be a priority," Calenda said.

Trade between Malaysia and Italy in the first eight months of this year skewed in favour of the latter.

"Our exports to Malaysia are going well, at almost 700 million (RM3.09 billion) during the period, up 9.8 per cent from last year. Italy imported ?470 million of products and services from Malaysia, a decrease of 9.6 per cent from last year."

He attributed this to the robust consumption in Malaysia compared with Italy's flat consumption.

On another matter, Idris said Malaysia wants more Italian technology here.

"Italian companies are tops in terms of technology. If we can find a way to put the money and the opportunities together, we can go beyond trade and into more investments together," he added.
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I could probably find this out elsewhere, but currently the only international HSR lines are in Europe, i.e. the Schengen area, to ease travel. Do Malaysia and Singapore currently have a similar system for travel, or is one in discussion?
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I could probably find this out elsewhere, but currently the only international HSR lines are in Europe, i.e. the Schengen area, to ease travel. Do Malaysia and Singapore currently have a similar system for travel, or is one in discussion?
Eurostar, between the UK, France and Belgium is a HSR service, and the UK is not in the Schengen area, so it can and does work. An advantage is that there would only be one stop in Singapore, so all immigration could be handed there, meaning no stop at the border itself - similar to the Amtrak Cascades services that run to/from Vancouver.

What interests me is that given the line is expected to be profitable, then why is the government funding construction (costly), only to turn over operations (profitable) to the private sector? It should be publicly run, so the government can use the full profits to cover the repayments on the finance used in construction, and also ensure the service is affordable and accountable. Ideally it should be operated through a joint venture between KTM and a publicly owned Singaporean component (LTA?).

If a private operator wants to run a KL-SG HSR, then they should be free to build one, 100% at their own expense, without favours. If they are willing to do that, then they can charge whatever they want, and run it as frequently as they want.
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By M. Hamzah Jamaludin | 12 December 2013| last updated at 09:17PM
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TOKYO: Three companies from Japan have expressed their interest to participate in the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link project, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.

During his meeting with the captains of industry from Japan here today, Najib said the matter was raised by the top executives from Mitsui Co Ltd, Sumitomo Corp and Toshiba Corp.

"All of them are interested to take part in the project and they can participate in the international bidding process," he told the Malaysian journalists here today.

However, Najib said the project was still being studied and required the consent from Singapore.

"It will attract a lot of interest including from China and Europe," he said, adding that Malaysian companies could also participate in the project through a partnership with foreign companies which had the expertise in the industry.

Earlier, on his Twitter Najib said the proposed Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link would be finalised next year.

"Insya-Allah (God willing), we will be able to finalise the proposed Singapore-KL high-speed rail project next year," he said.

Najib and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong have announced the proposed US$12 billion (RM40 billion) 330km project in February.

When completed in 2020, it will help shorten travelling time between the two cities to just 90 minutes.

It was also reported that Malaysia would have negotiations with Singapore before the tender process could be done in the second half of next year.



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Japanese firms eye Malaysia's key projects
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JAPANESE firms have expressed interest in helping to develop some of Malaysia's key infrastructure projects, including the high-speed rail (HSR) link.

Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry Malaysia (Jactim) president Shuichi Yoshida said Japan is keen to participate in the HSR development.

"We would like to bring in our expertise and transfer our technical know-how in the development process," Yoshida said here, recently.

Japan was the first country to build dedicated railway lines for high-speed travel. It introduced bullet trains, or Shinkansen, to the world in 1964,

It is currently building the Tokyo-Osaka line at a cost of US$111.4 billion (RM366.51 billion) using the magnetic levitation, or maglev, technology.

Malaysia plans to build the HSR link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, which is expected to cut land travelling time between the two countries to just 90 minutes.

The project, which was agreed to in principle between Malaysia and Singapore in February last year, is targeted for completion by 2020.

Business Times has reported that the 400km project is estimated to cost some RM40 billion. The amount includes the purchase of locomotives and high-speed bullet trains.

The Chinese, Arabs and Europeans are also eyeing a share in the HSR development.

Several Malaysian and foreign firms have started talks to form consortiums to bid for the project.

They include MMC Corp Bhd, which may team up with Gamuda Bhd and Chinese and European system integrators; and YTL Corp Bhd, which partners Spanish bullet-train maker Talgo or CAF.

Other firms are UEM Group Bhd, which is working with Ara Group to form a consortium with European companies that may also include Talgo and Global Rail Sdn Bhd, which is talking to Canada's Bombardier Inc and Chinese firm China Railway Group.

Meanwhile, Yoshida said Japanese companies are also interested to build water-treatment plants and power-plant projects that are being implemented under the Economic Transformation Programme.
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KL-S'pore high speed rail link will take off
Published: 2014/02/13
http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_New...#ixzz2tCcllTre

SINGAPORE: Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussien says the High Speed Rail Link (HSR) between Kuala Lumpur-Singapore will take off although it will take some time to be realised.

He said the massive project was an economic initiative that not involved the Transport Ministry but also the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister's Department.

"That's what I say...things that we thought impossible, and only a few years back, the two prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore have reached such a good level of working arrangement and relationship to come up with the iconic project to bind us, that I think will go ahead," he said.

Earlier, Hishammuddin, who is also Defence Minister, attended a ceremony in honour of fallen World War 11 hero, Lt Adnan Saidi and his team from the Malay Regiment, who were killed in a battle defending Singapore from the invading Japanese 71 years ago.

Also present was Malaysia's High Commissioner to Singapore Datuk Husni Zai Yaacob.

At the the Leaders' Retreat here in February 2013, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the 330km project at an estimated cost of US$12 billion.

The project, expected to be completed in 2020, will shorten travel time to just 90 minutes between the two cities.

It was an idea initiated in the 1990s but never took off.

Hishammuddin said the completion of the HSR would bring enormous economic benefits to both neighbouring countries.

"I am just looking around what's happening in the world, (if) you see the train that comes from London to Paris..the benefits that come from it..and imagine the train coming from Singapore to KL...what are the benefits, but it is still some time away before we can get there," he said, adding that it would take place.

The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia has been tasked to look into the details and the modalities of the HSR to improve connectivity and linkages between Malaysia and Singapore.

A HSR Work Group was then formed and it has made good progress since its formation in December 2013.

Discussions have started with a working session held last month. The work group has identified matters for joint deliberations.-- Bernama
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Terminus station will be located at Bandar Malaysia (the redevelopment of the old Sungai Besi airport)
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Confirmed. Terminus station will be located at Bandar Malaysia (the redevelopment of the old Sungai Besi airport)
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Terminus station will be located at Bandar Malaysia (the redevelopment of the old Sungai Besi airport)
And what about KL Sentral? It has been ruled out?
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