9 Contracts Awarded for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link Systems

9 Contracts Awarded for Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link Systems

System Works for the Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project between Singapore and Johor Bahru are progressing well.

SMRT announced on Wednesday (May 12) that RTS Link operator, RTS Operations Pte Ltd (RTSO), recently awarded nine contracts, totalling around S$320 million.

RTS Link To Be Completed by End-2026

The RTS Link has an estimated capacity to transport up to 10,000 passengers an hour in each direction. When completed, passengers can look forward to seamless connectivity through Woodlands North MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

“For the almost 300,000 people who cross the Malaysian-Singapore border daily for work, their journey on the 4km light rail line from one country to the other is expected to take only five minutes, excluding customs clearance,” RTSO mentioned in their press release.

4 Core Systems Contracts

Woodlands North MRT station for the RTS Link

Artist’s Impression for the Woodlands North MRT station for the RTS Link. (Image: LTA).

Core-System Company
Communication Systems Sapura Rail Systems Sdn Bhd
Integrated Supervisory Control Systems Sapura Rail Systems Sdn Bhd
Trains/Rolling Stock CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co Ltd
Signalling Systems & Platform Screen Doors Siemens Mobility Pte Ltd
Siemens Mobility Sdn Bhd

5 Non-Core Systems Contracts

Bukit Chagar train station for the RTS Link

Artist’s Impression for the Bukit Chagar train station for the RTS Link. (Image: MRT Corp).

Non-Core System Company
Automatic Fare Collection Systems MSI Global Pte Ltd
Depot Equipment & Service Vehicles China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co Ltd
China Railway Engineering Corp (M) Sdn Bhd
Trackwork China Harbour (S) Engineering Company Pte Ltd
CHEC Construction (M) Sdn Bhd
Traction Power Supply Systems Pestech Technology Sdn Bhd
Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems China Railway Electrification Bureau (Group) Co Ltd
China Railway Engineering Corp (M) Sdn Bhd

Systems Consultancy Contract

A systems consultancy contract was awarded to Malaysian engineering firm, CH2M Services Sdn Bhd, to deliver consultancy services for the design, manufacturing, delivery, testing and commissioning of all systems for the RTS Link.


About RTS Operations Pte Ltd (RTSO)

RTSO is a joint venture formed in 2020 by Singapore rail operator SMRT Corporation Ltd (SMRT) and a Malaysian rail operator Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana). It will own, design, build and finance the RTS Link operating assets including trains, tracks and systems.

In addition, this company will also operate and maintain the rail line between Bukit Chagar in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and Woodlands North in Singapore, including the Wadi Hana depot in Johor Bahru.


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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains
Network – SGTrains

External Links
Media Release – Teamwork at RTS Operations key to reaching project milestone – contracts for systems totalling RM1 billion awarded – RTSO via SMRT
“#PSA We are glad to update that system works on the #RTSLink are progressing well! 🚧” – LTA/Facebook
“Update on the JB-Singapore #RTSLink. Today, we took another significant step forward.” – Ong Ye Kung/Facebook
“We’re excited for the upcoming #RTSLink that’s slated to be completed by end 2026! 🎉” – SMRT/Facebook

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