Systra and Meinhardt win consultancy contracts for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail

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MyHSR Corporation has awarded two reference design consultancy contracts for the Malaysian-Singapore high-speed rail project.

Systra and Meinhardt have secured the deal from the firm responsible for the development of the new corridor, which is one of the largest transport infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.

The first of the contracts covers the civil reference design works of the two international stations within Malaysia: Bandar Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and Iskandar Puteri at the Southern end of the Malaysian side.

The second contract covers the civil reference design works covering the first 38km from Bandar Malaysia station to the state border between Selangor and Negeri Sembilan.

The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail is expected to be open by 2026 and is a key project in Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme to develop the economy.

Once it is operational, the new link will reduce travel times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to 90 minutes and connect smaller cities in West Malaysia to the two major economic centres.