Construction of the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project between Johor Bahru and Singapore is progressing as scheduled

The Maintenance Depot, one of the main components of the railway infrastructure located in Wadi Hana has achieved a progress of 82 per cent and is scheduled for system installation by the end of the year. Currently, track level floor, architectural, M&E works and external works are progressing well.

The platform for the Bukit Chagar Station will be ready for system access by the end of the year. Current progress is at 71 per cent with the completion of u-shell beams above the KTMB tracks. The current focus is construction of the station floors.

All pier columns along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Ismail Sultan have been installed. With more than half of guideway spans connecting the pier columns along the alignment completed, progress now stands at 65 per cent and is on track for completion by year end.

Meanwhile, all marine pier columns have been erected and installation works for the guideway spans connecting the columns are underway. This brings the progress of overall construction of the marine section to 74.76 per cent and we anticipate full completion by the end November 2024.

Construction of the marine section includes a navigation channel between designated piers, measuring 75 metres wide by 25 metres high to allow boats and barges to pass through.

With all areas progressing as planned, the operator of the RTS Link, the RTS Operations Systems Pte Ltd (RTSO) will have access by the end of this year to carry out system installation works.

The RTS Link is a four kilometres light rail transit shuttle service between the Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Bahru and Woodlands North Station in Singapore. The link has a capacity of 10,000 passengers per hour per direction and is expected to relieve the congestion at the Johor-Malaysia Causeway which is currently the world’s busiest border crossing.

The Malaysia portion of infrastructure works, which includes the construction of the station, depot and 2.7 kilometres of land and marine viaducts, are being handled by MRT Corp subsidiary Malaysia Rapid Transit System Sdn Bhd, as the Malaysian Infrastructure Company (InfraCo).

Since the commencement of construction, MRT Corp, alongside related federal and state government agencies, have ensured regular updates on the RTS Link project, underscoring our commitment to transparency and keeping the public well-informed about the progress and milestones of this crucial infrastructure project.