Malaysian High-Speed Plans have Rejected

Malaysian High-Speed Plans have Rejected
April 30, 2008 11:38 pm

Plans to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail route linking Kuala Lumpur to Singapore have been scrapped due to high project costs, according to Malaysian press reports.

The US$2.6bn (MYR8bn) train project, proposed by Malaysian property and utility firm YTL Corp in 2006, would have seen trains travelling at top speeds of 217mph, cutting journey time from about seven hours to 90 mins.
But Malaysia’s Economic Planning Unit, which helps implement key projects, has rejected YTL’s plans due to the significant financial cost to the government, writes India’s The Economic Times. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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