MRT service to link JB and Singapore by 2024

mrt-singapore-jbPETALING JAYA: An MRT system is to connect Singapore and Johor Bahru by December 2024, Channel NewsAsia reported today.

A bilateral agreement on the Singapore-JB Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link will be signed by December this year.

This was revealed in a joint statement after the 13th meeting of the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia, the news portal said.

The meeting was co-chaired by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Khaw Boon Wan and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

The RTS terminus in Singapore will be located at the Woodlands North station, along the Thomson-East Coast MRT line.

Malaysia has chosen Bukit Chagar as its main terminal for the RTS.

Once it begins passenger service, the existing KTMB Tebrau shuttle will cease operations.

In the meantime, the KTMB Tebrau shuttle has increased its initial 14 daily trips in 2016 to 26 daily trips as of June to cope with increasing demand.