Tokyo-style subway malls at Woodlands North MRT
At least 3 swanky Woodlands MRT shopping complexes that invoke Tokyo’s famous subway malls are in the works — a potential draw for travellers.
Thanks to JR East’s successful bid in Aug, Woodlands North MRT looks set to be a shopping haven for commuters who want to grab a quick bite or get in line for a cup of bubble tea.
We expect the new connection to JB’s line to be similarly linked to Woodlands North MRT’s offerings, for seamless commutes.
Train fares still up for discussion
Ticket prices are still up for debate. An initial proposed one-way fare of S$4.90 (RM15) was deemed too expensive for daily commutes.
Considering an average Malaysian working in Singapore requires a 2-way trip, that does seem unattainable on a reasonable budget.
Hopefully, fair pricing will be settled within the next 2 weeks so the project can be approved by 31 Oct.
Singapore-Johor Bahru Train Line Via Woodlands North MRT May Be Green-Lit Soon
Singaporeans collectively heaved a sigh of disappointment when the long-anticipated Singapore to Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail plans were derailed.
This resulted in a messy compensation situation with Singapore, as the project was postponed till 2020.
In a miraculous turnaround, Prime Minister (PM) Mahathir recently confirmed that Malaysia “will proceed” with a more achievable rail project, requesting for 2 more weeks to iron out the details by Thursday (31 Oct), reports The Straits Times.
If all goes well, here’s what we know so far about the upcoming train link between Woodlands North and Johor Bahru.
RTS links Woodlands North MRT to Johor Bahru
The line will be dubbed, Rapid Transit System (RTS), acting as a direct link to Woodlands North MRT from Bukit Chagar Station in Johor Bahru.
With an alternative mode of transport, both countries hope to ease congestion across the Causeway & JB checkpoints.
Long-term way to ease Causeway jams