The link will go across the Strait of Johor via a 25m-high bridge near the Second Link. It will cut travel time between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to 90 minutes, compared with more than four hours by car.
The 350km high-speed rail line will have eight stations. Apart from Jurong East in Singapore, the other seven stops will be in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, and Iskandar Puteri. Most of the line - 335km of it - will be in Malaysia, with the remaining 15km in Singapore.
Apart from the economic benefits for both countries, the project will also open up a new avenue for leisure travel, such as weekend or day trips.
Seven stops along the proposed line - Iskandar Puteri, Batu Pahat, Muar, Ayer Keroh, Seremban, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur - are in Malaysia, with each location offering something distinctive to travellers searching for a thrill or a mouth-watering local delicacy.
KUALA LUMPUR - SINGAPORE HIGH SPEED RAIL
Travellers and food lovers will have new places to explore when the planned high-speed rail between Singapore and KL is ready
CLEAR CUSTOMS ONLY ONCE, ON DEPARTURE
The Singapore and Malaysia Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) facilities for the high-speed rail will be co-located at three locations: Kuala Lumpur, Iskandar Puteri and Singapore.
International-bound passengers will need to go through CIQ clearance by both Singapore and Malaysia authorities only at the point of departure, ensuring swift and seamless travel.
INTERNATIONAL AND DOSMETICS SERVICES
Three services will ply along the dual-track line, which will be designed for a top speed of 350kmh.
There will be an express service between the two terminal stations - Jurong East in Singapore and the upcoming Bandar Malaysia development in Kuala Lumpur; a shorter shuttle service connecting Singapore and Iskandar Puteri in Johor; and a domestic service from Kuala Lumpur to Iskandar Puteri.
Both countries will call a joint tender for an international operator to run the non-stop service and shuttle service.