Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) is a proposed high-speed railway line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.The HSR is expected to become the first high-speed railway in South East Asia, and the fastest point-to-point mode of public transport between the two urban agglomerations.
The line will connect Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur with Jurong East in Singapore over a length of approximately 350km. It will facilitate seamless travel between the two fast-growing economic engines and reduce travel time to 90 minutes.The promoter of the project conducted for the Malaysian section of the planned Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high-speed line has called tenders for the appointment of commercial and technical advisory consultants.
Earlier on September 5 2018, the Malaysian Government and Singapore agreed to put up construction of the line on hold until May 31 2020 to give them time to identify options to reduce the costs. The consultants to be appointed by MyHSR will assist with helping to optimise the life-cycle cost in line with the Malaysian government’s plans for managing the country’s debt.
The Technical Advisory Consultant would go through, review and validate the proposed alignment and the locations of the stations and depot. The Commercial Advisory Consultant would develop a new business model, update ridership forecasts and produce a revised assessment of the benefits of the project.
Opening of the line is now envisaged by January 1 2031.