Singapore travel companies boost Malaysia-bound coach fleets

Singapore’s Transtar Travel & Tours and WTS Travel & Tours have each expanded their fleet by adding 10 units of the Scania K-series coach – the manufacturer’s largest delivery of the kind – which will be deployed on new routes between Singapore and Malaysia.

Transtar Travel & Tours, a leading express coach company established in Singapore in 1994, operates between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands. The latest acquisition will allow the company to introduce two new routes between Gelang Patah Sentral Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru and Singapore.

Transtar Travel & Tours’ Elson Yap (middle) takes a closer look at one of the new coach units together with Scania’s Mark Cameron (far left), and Transtar Travel Group’s Tajarul Yusmi bin Mohd Yusup

The first of these routes, starting in December, will cover Singapore’s Central Business District, while the second commencing in April 2018 will cover the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas, Clementi and Buona Vista. Adding these to its two existing routes between Singapore and Johor Bahru, the company will provide passengers with more than 70 pick-up and alighting points on the island.

WTS Travel & Tours, established as a travel subsidiary of Woodlands Transport in 1989, currently operates coach services between Singapore and Johor Bahru, Malacca, Muar, Tangkak, Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands. It plans to announce its new routes and travel packages at a later date.

Micker Sia, managing director of WTS Travel & Tours, said: “We expect to see between 10 and 15 per cent increase in passenger traffic when we put the new coaches on the road.”

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