RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM LINK (RTS LINK) PROJECT BETWEEN JOHOR BAHRU AND SINGAPORE
About RTS Link
MRT Corp has set up a subsidiary, Malaysia Rapid Transit System Sdn Bhd (MRTS), to be the developer and owner of the civil infrastructure for the Malaysian section of the Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) Project Between Johor Bahru and Singapore. The company was incorporated on 5 December 2019.
The RTS Link Project is a railway shuttle link approximately 4km length with two stations, one in Bukit Chagar, Johor Bahru, Malaysia and one in Woodlands, Singapore.
The link will be a modern Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that will provide high volume, fast and efficient transportation system between the two stations.
The link will be integrated with public transport systems at both stations, providing an alternative means of transportation that will help alleviate the congestion at immigration checkpoints for both countries.
The link will have a capacity of 10,000 passengers per hour, per direction and an expected ridership of about 40,000 passengers per day upon opening.
Immigration, Custom and Quarantine (ICQ)
As an international link between Malaysia and Singapore, the RTS Link Project includes the building of a new Immigration, Customs and Quarantine (ICQ) facility next to the station at Bukit Chagar. Similarly, the RTS Link Station in Woodlands North in Singapore will also have Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facilities.
What is unique is that the Malaysian ICQ and Singaporean CIQ facilities will be co-located within the same building. This will allow the entire immigration process of leaving and entering both countries to be completed at the departing station.
Upon arrival, passenger will just leave the station without needing to go through border crossing formalities again.
RTS Link Maintenance Depot, Wadi Hana
The RTS Link Project Maintenance Depot will be located in at Wadi Hana, Johor Bahru. The depot will provide stabling and maintenance facilities for supporting the operation.
RTS Link Operator
The RTS Link Project will be operated by RTS Operations Sdn Bhd (RTSO), a Joint Venture Operations Company between Prasarana Malaysia Berhad and SMRT Corporation Ltd of Singapore
RTS LINK PROJECT VIDEO
Interesting Features Of The Project
4km in length
(Malaysia: 2.7km and
Number of Stations
(Malaysia: Bukit Chagar Station
and Singapore: Woodlands North Station)
Universal Accessibility Design
RTS Link facilities will be equipped with OKU friendly facilities that comply with MS 1184 : 2014
4 cars per train set
Maximum operation speed is 80 km/h
10,000 passengers per hour per direction
Estimated to carry 40,000 passengers per day upon opening
The estimated train journey time is 6 minutes between stations.
3.6 minutes (Ultimate) during peak hour
RTS Link Maintenance Depot will be located at Wadi Hana, Johor Bahru.