TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Singapore tags Raffles Country Club as the site for HSR facilities

The Cross Island Line's western depot will also be located on the site.

The Singapore government has identified the current site of Raffles Country Club as the location for the facilities of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR), the Cross Island Line (CRL)’s western depot and other transport related needs.

In a statement released by the LTA, it said that the site is the most suitable location to run the at-grade HSR tracks immediately after the bridge crossing, and to place the tunnel portal leading to the underground tunnels that would take the HSR to the Jurong East terminus.

"The site will also be used for required HSR crossover tracks and a HSR siding facility to temporarily house a train near the border for safety or operational reasons, if necessary," it said.

It furthered, "The RCC site is also required for the CRL’s western depot for stabling and maintenance facilities, as well as other transport related needs, which may include train testing facilities. Further details of the projects will be given after detailed feasibility and engineering studies."

The Singapore and Malaysia Governments are working towards commencing HSR operations by the end of 2026.

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