Greater Kuala Lumpur/ Klang Valley

EPP 3: Connecting KL to Singapore Via a High Speed Rail System

  • GNI by 2020 (mil)
  • Projected jobs by 2020

The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) aims to build a high-speed rail system (HSR) connecting Kuala Lumpur to Singapore to enhance commerce and business between the two economic centres of Southeast Asia.

The HSR will facilitate a speedier and more reliable commute, taking no more than 90 minutes between the two cities. The rail connection is also expected to benefit cities along the track, providing opportunities for commerce, development and employment.

In February 2013, the Malaysian and Singaporean Governments announced an agreement to build the rail link by 2020.


  • The Prime Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore confirmed the location for the High Speed Rail Project, with Malaysia’s terminal location in Bandar Malaysia; three possible terminal locations in Singapore (Tuas West, Jurong East and City Centre) were also announced at the Leaders’ Retreat forum in 2014.
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