RTS Link Project Between Johor Bahru and Singapore Reaches 77.61% Completion

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“MRT Corp announced that the Wadi Hana maintenance depot in Johor Bahru is 82.14% complete, with progress in track, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and external works.”

Johor, 13th June 2024 – As of May 31, the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project between Johor Bahru and Singapore is 77.61% complete, reports Mass Rapid Transit Corp Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp). If progress continues as expected, RTS Operations Pte Ltd (RTSO), the project’s operator, will begin system installation by the end of this year.

In a statement on Tuesday, MRT Corp announced that the maintenance depot in Wadi Hana, Johor Bahru, a key railway infrastructure component, has reached 82.14% completion. Progress in track level, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and external works is advancing satisfactorily.

Progress on the Bukit Chagar Station, one of the two RTS Link stations, has reached 71.16%, with the completion of u-shell beams above the KTMB tracks. The current efforts are concentrated on constructing the station floors. MRT Corp mentioned that the platform for Bukit Chagar Station is anticipated to be ready for system access by year-end.

Meanwhile, MRT Corp reported that pier column work is 65% complete, with all pier columns along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Ismail Sultan installed and more than half of the guideway spans connecting them finished.

In the marine section, all pier columns are erected, and guideway span installation is ongoing, with overall progress at 74.76%. This section includes a 75m wide and 25m high navigation channel to allow boat and barge passage, expected to be completed by November 2024.

The RTS Link, a 4km light rail transit shuttle service connecting Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Bahru with Woodlands North Station in Singapore, was initially proposed in 2010 with an expected completion in 2018, later rescheduled to the end of 2024.

Designed to accommodate 10,000 passengers per hour per direction, the RTS Link aims to alleviate congestion at the Johor-Malaysia Causeway, the busiest border crossing globally.

Malaysia Rapid Transit System Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of MRT Corp, is responsible for infrastructure work on the Malaysian segment, which includes station and depot construction and 2.7km of land and marine viaducts.

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