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SPAD/LTA – Johor Baru to Singapore Rail Link – Singapore - Project Profile

SPAD/LTA – Johor Baru to Singapore Rail Link – Singapore - Project Profile


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Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) are jointly planning to undertake the Johor Baru to Singapore Rail Link project across the Straits of Johor.

The project involves the construction of 4km high bridge rail link between Johor Baru in Malaysia and Woodlands in Singapore. It includes laying of railway tracks and the installation of electrical and mechanical equipment, and signaling and telecommunication systems.

On November 18, 2011, the tender for architectural and engineering consultancy study was issued.

On May 24, 2012, the architectural and engineering consultancy study contract was awarded to a consortium of AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd, AECOM Perunding Sdn Bhd, and SA Architects Sdn Bhd. The scope of the contract covers to develop feasible alignment options and carry out a detailed engineering design of the adopted option.

The seven other companies that submitted bids for the contract includes Arup Singapore Pte Ltd, CPG Consultants Pte Ltd, Egis Rail from France, Jurong Consultants Pte Ltd, Meinhardt Infrastructure Pte Ltd, Mott MacDonald Pte Ltd and TY Lin International Pte Ltd.

The architectural and engineering consultancy study will cost US$42 million and will be shared equally between Malaysia and Singapore.

In November 2012, the first phase of the engineering study to develop possible alignment for the link and the proposal for the proposed RTS connecting Singapore and Johor Baru was completed.

In September 2015, the former residential area of Bukit Chagar has been identified as the terminal station location for the RTS from Singapore by both the federal and state governments of Malaysia.

In April 2016, the second phase of the joint engineering study for the project commenced. This phase is intended to develop the detailed engineering design for the project, it will include a detailed look at the feasibility, merits, and cost-effectiveness of various alignments, number of stops and whether the straits crossing will be made under the sea or via a bridge.

LTA awarded a contract to a consortium comprising AECOM, MVA and KPMG to conduct a ridership and commercial study for the project.

GE has been appointed to supply the signalling system and platform screen doors, Singapore Technologies Electronics to supply the communication systems, including video surveillance and travel information systems and the joint venture of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and CSR Qingdao Sifang to supply the rolling stock for the project.

In June 2016, the ridership and commercial study on the project commenced.

In December 2016, Singapore and Malaysian governments finalized to construct a high bridge link to connect both the countries.

Study activities are underway. Singapore and Malaysian governments will sign a bilateral agreement by the fourth quarter of 2017 and the entire project is slated for completion in 2024.


The project involves the construction of 4km rail link connecting Johor Baru in Malaysia and Woodlands in Singapore across the Straits of Johor.

The US$400 million project includes the following:

1. Laying of rail tracks

2. Installation of electrical and mechanical equipment

3. Installation of signaling and telecommunication systemsReasons To Buy

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