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...

11 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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.

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

    Well, maybe not...

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  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.

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

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  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

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  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?

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  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?

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

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

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