Friday, 5 May 2017

(The Edge) Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System by 2022

Discussions on the Johor-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) are in the final stages. The RTS is targeted to begin operations by 2022.

“We understand that it is important to not only connect within the region but also with Singapore,” said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim at the Second Marketplace Series of Forums held on May 2 in Johor Bahru.

“We are at the last stage of discussions to connect to Singapore and, hopefully by 2020, the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) system in Johor will be connected to Singapore’s transport system,” he said, adding that the BRT system in Iskandar Malaysia should be completed by 2020, while the Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail is targeted to be implemented by 2026.

Ismail said there are no plans for a mass rapid transit or a light rail transit system in Iskandar Malaysia, for now.