Final plan for Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link by end of 2014
Johor Bahru, 7th December 2013 - The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) Meeting on Transport Matters was held at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on 6th December 2013 in Nusajaya, Malaysia.
In a statement issued on Saturday in Singapore, the meeting has reviewed the progress made so far by the Transportation Links Work Group and has accepted the Joint Engineering Study Phase 1 report on the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and agreed to identify a preferred and agreed option for the RTS link by the end of 2014.
The terminating stations of the RTS link, which is targeted to be in operation by 2019, will be in the vicinity of JB Sentral, Johor Bahru and in the vicinity of Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. The RTS link is planned to integrate with Singapore's Thomson Line at its northernmost terminal station, i.e. Woodlands North Station. Thomson Line is set to cater for 400,000 commuters daily.
In September, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has organized Iskandar Malaysia CDP Open Day 2013 with the theme of "Your Future" - Have A Say In Your Future in Nusajaya. Member of publics were welcomed to take Part in BRT & RTS Public Transportation Survey during the open day where they could vote for their preferred choice of RTS Integrated Terminal in Johor Bahru, i.e. Bukit Chagar, JB Sentral or Tg. Puteri and choice of RTS link, i.e. Underground Tunnel or Elevated Bridge.
File Photo: Iskandar Malaysia CDP Open Day 2013
File Photo: Proposed Station Locations and Alignments for Rapid Transit System (RTS)