KL-Singapore high-speed rail could depart once every 30 minutes: Report

Commuters at KL Sentral railway station in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia one of the terminals for the high-speed rail (HSR).
The Straits Times

A high-speed express rail service (HSR) planned for Kuala Lumpur and Singapore by the year 2026 could be deployed as often as twice an hour.

According to The Star, developer MyHSR Corp intends to run a service from KL to Singapore every 30 minutes, with the fastest non-stop service able to complete a single journey within 90 minutes.

The HSR which runs between KL’s Bandar Malaysia and Singapore’s Jurong East is expected to drastically facilitate commute between the two major cities.

According to a MyHSR Corp project delivery director, commuters boarding in KL will be able to clear Singapore’s immigration before boarding.

The director also said that the proposed frequency is based on the fact that there are currently around 60 flights operating between KL and Singapore every day.

The company also plans to run a regular service that will stop at eight stations along the 350km route. These stops are Bandar Malaysia, Bangi-Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Puteri and Singapore’s Jurong East.

This service will be significantly more time consuming, with a trip from Bandar Malaysia to Iskandar Puteri lasting 120 minutes.

Passengers headed for Singapore can then board a shuttle train service at Iskandar Puteri for a 15-minute ride to Jurong East.

MyHSR is currently conducting a public inspection exercise to gather public feedback on the service.

According to New Straits Times, it is expected to submit its final proposal to the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) by the first quarter of 2018.