Ridership study to be conducted for Singapore-JB Rapid Transit System

Ridership study to be conducted for Singapore-JB Rapid Transit System

The study is expected to start in early 2016 and be completed in the third quarter of the year.

A view of the causeway bordering Malaysia's southern state of Johor Bahru
A view of the causeway bordering Malaysia's southern state of Johor Bahru. (Photo: AFP)

SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is looking for a consultant to conduct a ridership study for the Rapid Transit System project that is set to link Singapore and Johor Bahru.

A tender was called on Monday (Dec 7) and LTA said this is the next step in line with milestones for the project. The consultant will also provide commercial advisory services for a detailed study of the commercial and operating model for the project.

The study is expected to start in early 2016 and be completed in the third quarter of the year. The project was targeted to be ready by 2019, though LTA said the timeline is still being discussed by Singapore and Malaysia and will be announced when ready.

Singapore previously said its RTS terminus will be at Woodlands North Station, along the new Thomson-East Coast MRT line.

Malaysia has also confirmed its JB terminus will be sited at Bukit Chagar.

Source: CNA/ek

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