KL studies high-speed S’pore rail link

September 22, 2010
Singapore Democrats

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Malaysia’s government is studying the viability of a high-speed rail system to connect greater Kuala Lumpur to Singapore with a traveling time of two hours, according to an exhibition in the capital.

The study will be led by the Land Public Transport Commission and the Economic Planning Unit, which will present the results to Malaysia’s cabinet in early January, the display shows.

The Cabinet will consider a study on a mass rail project for Kuala Lumpur by the end of this year, according to the exhibition.

The scheme could cost a total RM45 billion, comprising RM36 billion of infrastructure and RM9 billion of operating assets including trains, the display shows.