JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link has reached the 41% construction stage and is on track to start operations by the end of 2026.
Johor works, transportation and infrastructure committee chairman Mohamad Fazli Mohamad Salleh said there are three main components to the project, with reports showing good progress.
"The three main components are the depot, station and marine viaduct. All these three developments are showing a good sign of progress and are on schedule.
"As of June 30, the development progress has reached 41% in general," he said when met by reporters after conducting traffic surveillance at Jalan Stulang Darat, near the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL).
Also present were Johor Baru South OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat and RTS Link project director Zulkifli Mohamed.
Mohamad Fazli said this when asked to comment on Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi's working visit to the project site on Saturday (July 15).
He also said the state government would conduct a traffic impact assessment (TIA) to find a short-term solution to address congestion caused by the RTS project in surrounding areas.
The RTS Link is a 4km light rail transit shuttle service between Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Baru and Woodlands North Station in Singapore.
The trains will have the capacity to move 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction.
Passengers will enjoy a fast and seamless travel experience with a train journey time of only about five minutes between the two stations.
Full Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities for Singapore and Malaysia will be located at the Woodlands North and Bukit Chagar stations, respectively.