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RTS LINK PROJECT S’PORE JOHOR ACHIEVES 77.61% PROGRESS COMPLETION

Progress on the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Project between Johor Bahru and Singapore is on track, with an overall completion rate of 77.61% as of May 31, 2024. The project’s key components, including the Maintenance Depot, Bukit Chagar Station, and marine section, are all progressing according to schedule.

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The Maintenance Depot, a critical part of the railway infrastructure located in Wadi Hana, has reached an impressive 82.14% completion rate. The focus is now on system installation, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Meanwhile, work on the track level floor, architectural, M&E works, and external works is progressing smoothly.

The Bukit Chagar Station, a vital component of the RTS Link, is expected to be ready for system access by the end of the year. With a current completion rate of 71.16%, the station’s u-shell beams above the KTMB tracks have been completed, and the focus has shifted to constructing the station floors.

The guideway spans along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Ismail Sultan are also taking shape, with all pier columns installed and more than half of the spans connecting the pier columns along the alignment completed. This brings the progress of the guideway construction to 65%, with completion expected by the end of the year.

The marine section, which includes a navigation channel between designated piers, is progressing rapidly, with all marine pier columns erected and installation works for the guideway spans underway. The overall construction of the marine section has reached 74.76%, with full completion anticipated by the end of November 2024.

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Once completed, the RTS Link will provide a 4km light rail transit shuttle service between Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Bahru and Woodlands North Station in Singapore, with a capacity of 10,000 passengers per hour per direction. The link is expected to significantly relieve congestion at the Johor-Malaysia Causeway, currently the world’s busiest border crossing.

MRTCorp, the Malaysian Infrastructure Company (InfraCo), is responsible for the Malaysia portion of the infrastructure works, including the construction of the station, depot, and 2.7km of land and marine viaducts. Throughout the construction process, MRT Corp, along with related federal and state government agencies, has ensured regular updates on the RTS Link project, demonstrating a commitment to transparency and keeping the public informed about the project’s progress and milestones.

With all areas of the project progressing as planned, the RTS Operations Systems Pte Ltd (RTSO) is expected to gain access to the site by the end of the year to carry out system installation works. This marks a significant milestone in the project’s timeline, bringing the RTS Link one step closer to its anticipated completion.

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