Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (Construction)

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail

Locations

Type

Rail

Status

Announced/Under Negotiation

Total Reported Cost

65.0 billion MYR

Initiatives

Start Date

July 2016

Start of Construction

Planned Completion Date

Dec. 31 2026

Funders

Source(s) Amount
None
None

Description

The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail Project aims to develop a rail connection between the capital cities of Malaysia and Singapore that significantly cuts down existing travel times (from 4-5 hours to 90 minutes).

As of June 2018, the newly-elected Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, announced his intent to cancel the project due to its high price tag.

Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

Photo by MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images