Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link on track to be operational by end-2026

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The Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is on track to be completed by the end of 2026.

Johor Bahru - Singapore Rapid Transit System Link Construction Photo
When the 4km rail shuttle service is ready, it will take five minutes to travel from Woodlands to Johor Bahru and vice versa. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

17 JANUARY 2023 – The Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link is on track to be completed by the end of 2026, as the foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia noted the good progress in the project. The 4km rail shuttle service, once operational, will enable passengers to travel from Woodlands to Bukit Chagar in Johor Bahru in five minutes. It can serve up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction.


During the meeting on Monday, both foreign ministers also discussed expanding bilateral collaboration, especially in new areas such as the digital and green economies. Reaffirming the bilateral ties, Dr Balakrishnan invited Datuk Seri Zambry to make an official visit to Singapore.


Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority reported that more than a million travellers passed through the land checkpoints during the year-end holiday season in 2022, with about 361,000 crossing daily. In December 2022, Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit Corp CEO Mohd Zarif Hashim disclosed that the RTS project was not affected by the recent change in government, and that it was more than 20 per cent completed.


Dr Balakrishnan is on a four-day visit to Malaysia till Wednesday. He will meet Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and also call on Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Economy Minister Rafizi Ramli, Defence Minister Mohamad Hasan, and Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad. The Singapore minister will also be meeting other Malaysian politicians and personalities.

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