Groundbreaking for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link

Construction for the Rapid Transit System (RTS) linking Singapore and Johor Bahru (Malaysia) officially began following a groundbreaking ceremony held at Woodlands North in Singapore on Jan 22. Present during the event was Transport Minister Mr. Ong Ye Kung.

About the RTS

The RTS is 4km long connecting Woodlands North (Singapore) and Bukit Chagar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia).

Artist impression of link bridge linking Singapore and Johor Bahru. (Photo: LTA)

The line will be able to carry up to 10,000 passengers per hour in each direction and passengers will be able to clear immigration for both countries together prior to departure.

Woodlands North Station

Located at Woodlands North (Singapore), the underground station is 10 times the size of a regular MRT station spanning 3 levels and will consist custom facilities for both countries as well as an underground link will connect Woodlands North Thomson-East Coast Line station to the RTS station.

Artist impression of Entrance A at Woodlands North. (Photo: LTA)

Artist impression of Entrance B at Woodlands North. (Photo: LTA)

Bukit Chagar Station

Located at Bukit Chagar (Johor Bahru, Malaysia), the station will house custom facility for both countries, a motorcycle parking and carpark facilities, and a drop off and pick up point.

Artist impression of departure platform at Bukit Chagar. (Photo: MRT Corp (Malaysia))

Artist impression of arrival platform at Bukit Chagar. (Photo: MRT Corp (Malaysia))

RTS Train

Side view of the RTS train (Photo: MRT Corp (Malaysia))

The train will tentatively consist of 4 cars and it will be driverless and fully automatic. 3 pair of doors will be located on each side of the train car (similar to the Jurong Region Line J151 train) and it will utilize standard gauge (width of the track) of 1435mm, similar to the rest of our MRT line.

Related Links
MRT Corp Public Inspection
MRT Corp Public Inspection Technical Info
LTA RTS Factsheet
LTA Facebook Post

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