Without Singapore, HSR redundant


Wong Ang Peng

According to the 2014 World Bank report, the cost of a high speed rail system per km in China is US$17-21 million; Europe, US$ 25-39 million; and California, US$56 million. – EPA pic, December 17, 2020.

THE proposed 350km Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) had been criticised as financially and economically not feasible. Latest news reports have it that our country will proceed with the project without Singapore. If so, the project is as good as scrapped.  

There has been no official announcement and the little information available comes from media reports. Without Singapore, the proposed route will end at Johor Baru instead of Jurong East.  


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  • I agree with Dr.Wong. HSR is useless without Singapore and a complete waste of money. This is a stupid idea from PN government.

    Posted 6 months ago by Anonymous 1234