MALAYSIA will try to negotiate with Singapore to maintain the operation of the Shuttle Tebrau train service between Johor Bahru Sentral and Woodlands, Singapore, after the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link begins operations.
Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook noted that the termination of the shuttle service was one of the conditions agreed between Malaysia and Singapore in implementing the RTS project, but this was to give passengers a choice.
“I personally feel that it is not wrong if we have more connectivity between the two countries… which gives choices to passengers.
“Therefore, the Transport Ministry (MOT) will try to negotiate this matter with Singapore so that this service is maintained even after the RTS starts operating,” he said during the Ministers’ Question Time session in the Dewan Rakyat today.
He added this in his reply to a supplementary question from Pulai MP Suhaizan Kaiat on whether the Johor Bahru Sentral-Woodlands shuttle service will be maintained after RTS starts operating. – Oct 26, 2023
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