The proposed Kuala Lumpur-Singapore bullet train, which could see passengers traveling between the two cities in under an hour and become a vital component in advancing the Johor region economy, is back in the spotlight. Malaysia’s Land Public Transport Commission (Spad) has said the high-speed link may be included in its national public transport master plan.

The master plan is a 20 year project aimed at integrating and coordinating the entire national network of land-based public transport, beginning with buses, taxis, light rail (LRT), express rail (ERL) and mass transit (MRT) in the Greater Klang Valley. The government would like to more than double usage of public transport in the region by 2015, which currently sits at around 12%.

Spad said it is already conducting investigations into the 300km high speed line’s feasibility, and that companies like YTL Corp Bhd and Hartasuma Sdn Bhd had already made presentations to the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) lab.

source & article: Business Times