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Johor-Singapore RTS link extended by three months for the final time

Singapore has agreed to further extend the suspension of the Johor to Singapore rapid transit station (RTS) link by three months to 31 July 2020 at Malaysia’s request.

“The RTS link project has been suspended since 1 April 2019 to allow Malaysia to review the project and to suggest changes for Singapore’s consideration,” said Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Minister of Transport.

“Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO) and Singapore’s circuit breaker have indeed affected the pace of our discussions. Like Malaysia, we are optimistic that the discussions on the outstanding matters can be concluded within three months, using teleconferencing and other means of communication,” said Singapore’s Ministry of Transport in a media statement.

The RTS link project has been suspended numerous times since 1 April 2019. It is a planned cross-border rapid transit system that would connect Woodlands, Singapore, and Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

It is expected to carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour. The construction was expected to be completed by 2024. However, it is now behind schedule with Malaysia consistently delaying its confirmation of the project.

– Construction + Online

Source: Singapore Ministry of Transport

 

 

 

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