Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Bullet train to Singapore: From KL in 90 minutes

A journey by air from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore takes about
an hour and by road about four hours at a leisurely cruise.
Pretty soon it would take only ninety minutes if the bullet
train project becomes a reality. That's an exciting thought,
isn't it?

Read article in the NST...


  1. Hmmm that would be nice but I wonder how much would the tickets be.

  2. Yes, that would be nice. Right now, a round-trip air-ticket (inclusive of various taxes) to Sgp is RM805/- while a bus/coach ticket was RM120/- a few years ago - it could have gone up some, I'm sure.

    So the bullet train fare has to be attractive enough.

  3. Well, that is a good idea, but it's going to cost up to RM8 billions!

    Personally, I don't mind the bus-coach...I can have time to dream and sightsee; I'm in no hurry for anything.

  4. Maybe they should make another bullet train line between Singapore and Thailand!

    Well, maybe not...

  5. well, juz thought this news was at too early stage for release to the general public.
    imho, market research, operationing costs (perhaps they factored in already?) & ticket cost vs consumer expectation were known prior to releasing this piece of news. more importantly, the fare must be within what consumer willing to pay.

  6. Looking forward to the ride. Would be even better if Penang is the next stop ;)

  7. aiyo, if only they repair the railway lines, that would speed up the existing train liao.

    My last trip by train took 9 hours instead of the normal 4-5 hours.. and it is because everysection of the rail is gay and not straight. haha

  8. Robin, are you sure about the non-straight track? I think you must have taken the goods train. haha..
    Actually, I've had an experience too. The night train I was on bumped into a buffalo in the middle of nowhere and we were delayed coming home.

    IML, I remember reading that there is a plan to connect from Sgp to Thailand, the regular train service not the bullet type. Still is something to look forward to, right?

  9. Slurp! I'm sure they would have weighed everything before they decided to make this announcement. Of course they'll conveniently leave out the ticket pricing.

    MM, yeah, it's in the plan somewhere - not the bullet-train type though but who knows.

    Joe, to each his own, yeah?

  10. Do you think Singapore and Thailand will get over this spat over that tunnel?

  11. MM, I'm afraid you lost me. Which tunnel?