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Malaysia, Singapore ink RTS agreement

  • Leaders of both countries witness the signing of agreement on the 4km Rapid Transit System Link between JB and Singapore. Photo courtesy: Sin Chew Daily
  • Leaders of both countries witness the signing of agreement on the 4km Rapid Transit System Link between JB and Singapore.

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 (Bernama) -- Malaysia and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement on the 4-km Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Johor Bahru and Singapore at the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat today.

The cross-border MRT system, first announced in 2010, will run from Bukit Chagar in Johor to Woodlands North station in Singapore.

The RTS Link will be able to carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction once ready in 2024.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witnessed the signing of the agreement by Singapore Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysian Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan at the Istana here.

The RTS is expected to shorten the travel period between both countries to 30 minutes from more than one hour currently.

 

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