JB-Singapore rail link on track for completion by end 2026, says MRT Corp

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project has already surpassed 20% progress, says Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Zarif Hashim (pic).

He added that the joint project between Malaysia and Singapore governments, which linked Bukit Chagar in Johor Baru and Woodlands in the island republic, was on schedule to be completed in four years time.

"The progress of RTS construction is more than 20% already where it will finish by December 2026, which is in four years' time," he said.

Mohd Zarif said this when met during a seminar on RTS and its impact on the Johor property market, which was organised by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia at University of Reading Malaysia in EduCity here on Friday (Dec 9).

He added that construction was also underway in building the RTS depot, which is located at Wadi Hana in the city area.

"This elevated depot, which is located on the Malaysian side, will be the only depot for the RTS where it would carry out maintenance and service work on the train," he said.

The RTS Link is on track for completion by Dec 31, 2026, where it would commence operation on Jan 1, 2027.

With a capacity of 10,000 passengers per hour each way, the RTS Link is set to provide easy travel between Johor Baru and Singapore in just five minutes.

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