MALAYSIA’S Land Public Transport Commission has announced a number of possible stops along the proposed high-speed rail line that will connect its capital Kuala Lumpur to southern neighbour Singapore in 2.5 hours.
A report by Singapore daily The Straits Times stated that the train could stop in Seremban, Ayer Keroh (Malacca), Muar, Batu Pahat and Nusajaya in Johor, close to a motorsports hub currently a work in progress.
The new rail line will be operated by express trains running between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, while transit trains will ply the distances between the cities along the way.
Total travel time between the two hubs should take a total of 2.5 hours including waiting time, transfers and immigration clearance, halving the five hours required by car and the four by plane, according to The Straits Times.
The Commission has forecast that the high-speed rail will ferry 17.9 million passengers yearly by its 10th year of operation.
Malaysian newspaper The Star quoted Commission chief executive Mohamad Nur Ismal Kamal as saying that fares for the high-speed rail will be on a par with LCC prices.