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Singapore-Kuala Lumpur High Speed Rail: Full Speed Ahead to Real Change

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Improving transportation opportunities between two areas is one of the best ways to give residents and visitors the ability to see different parts of the world. An idea that was first made in 2013 has quickly come into play between both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, making it one of the most interesting developments within the last 3 years between Malaysia and Singapore. Once the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been completed, the rail link will come into play.

With the help of the railway there will be a heightened level of connectivity and better economic ties between the people of both Malaysia and Singapore.

Known as the HSR (High Speed Rail) project, the HSR is going to be in operation by at least 2026. The countries hope to implement at least 8 stations on the rail line, 7 of which will be in Malaysia. You’ll be able to find the 8th station around Jurong East, near the Jurong Country Club which intends on providing some of their land to the project. The stations in Malaysia will include: Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Iskandar Puteri, Putrajaya, Ayer Keroh, Batu Pahat, and Muar.

It will be a brand new rail line that is created with tracks that are solely dedicated to the project. In order to ensure that the rail line is as efficient as possible, the train will be able to read up to speeds of 300 km/h. The majority of the track will be in Malaysia (335 km) as there are most of the stations in that area, with only 15 km of track in Singapore. With the heightened speeds, the HSR will get passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and back within 90 minutes. This is a incredible reduction from the average of 5 hours that it takes to travel by road.

Within the railway there will be different services that passengers can use to their advantage, Express, Shuttle, and Domestic. With the Express service passengers can  travel from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. The Shuttle service will stretch from Iskandar Puteri to Singapore. Finally, the Domestic service will operate within only Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar Puteri.

Finally it’s important to note that international passengers will be responsible for going through 3 separate checkpoints that are monitored by both Singapore and Malaysia Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine. The 3 locations for border crossings include: Singapore, Iskandar Puteri, and Kuala Lumpur. The only time that you’ll have to get cleared by Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine is at your point of departure, helping to add to the convenience of travel.

Each country will be responsible for the infrastructure on their land, meaning that Singapore will need to build and maintain their own railways as well as Malaysia being responsible for their stations and infrastructure. The Land Transport Authority in Singapore and the MyHSR Corportation in Malaysia will be the different agencies responsible for the railway infrastructure.

With the implementation of the High Speed rail, residents now have the ability to take an express line from Singapore to Malaysia for an affordable cost and at their convenience.

About the Author:
Morris Edwards writes the blog content for Singapore Company Incorporation Consultants Pte Ltd. If you want to register a company in Singapore visit CompanyRegistrationinSingapore.com.sg for more info.

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