Singapore open to proposals on bullet train between KL and S'poreDo you think possible?
By Farah Abdul Rahim, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 16 January 2007 1648 hrs
SINGAPORE: Singapore has said it is open to proposals on a US$2.3b plan to build a bullet train rail link between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur as long as both countries benefit.
Transport Minister Raymond Lim was responding to questions from reporters earlier on Tuesday, at the Annual Airport Reception.
His Malaysian counterpart, Chan Kong Choy, had backed the high-speed rail project by YTL Corp on Monday, which will enable the 350-kilometre journey between KL and Singapore to be cut to just 90 minutes, compared to the seven- hour journey on the current rail service.
However, Singapore has yet to hear from YTL or the Malaysian government on this so far.
"We are open to all proposals that may benefit both countries (Singapore and Malaysia). I look forward to receiving their proposal so that we can study it and see how best to proceed," said Raymond Lim, Singapore Transport Minister.
On liberalising air services between the two countries, Mr Lim added that Singapore's Transport Ministry is now in contact with their counterparts in Malaysia to finalise the date for bilateral talks on the issue.
The talks are scheduled to take place in the first quarter of this year. - CNA/dt
er.. i think bullet train is cheaper than air plane...Originally posted by Diesel_Dimension:link to KL.. which means 99/100 99% of the of the railway track will be in malaysia territory making the train service 99% to their benefit. count how many states of malaysia the railway link all the way to kl.. while singapore has to still pay for it??
YTLOriginally posted by SMRT 32373238:who operates? SMRT or malaysian side? or joint?
Originally posted by ^tamago^:Why don't buy bullet trains directly from Japan or other countries?!
[b]M'sia-S'pore bullet train approved
Mar 26, 07 3:58pm
The plan "will include a prototype design quite similar to bullet trains in Japan and Taiwan, to submit to the respective agencies for approval in the next four to six months," the official said.
no la.Originally posted by FBI:wah if malaysia built the train..
i think CMI