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    http://www.todayonline.com/singapore...or-city-centre

    KUALA LUMPUR ó The station for the Republicís new high speed rail link to Kuala Lumpur (KL) will likely be located either in the west or in the city centre, it was revealed today (April 7) at a press conference at the fifth Malaysia-Singapore Leadersí Retreat in Kuala Lumpur.

    Officials said the three likely locations for the station in Singapore are Tuas West, Jurong East or in the city centre.

    The KL station will be located in Sungai Besi.

    The leaders of Singapore and Malaysia today also lauded the two countriesí steady progress on joint iconic projects in Singapore and the Iskandar region, as well as in other areas of cooperation.

    In a joint statement issued at the fifth Malaysia-Singapore Leadersí Retreat in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysia counterpark Najib Razak also praised the work of committees that had been tasked with improving connectivity between Malaysia and Singapore, which include a rapid transit system link, a possible third road link, as well as the high-speed rail linking Singapore with Kuala Lumpur.

    PM Lee also expressed his deepest sympathies over the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, while PM Najib said Malaysia appreciated the Republicís prompt assistance in search and rescue operations.

    The next retreat will be held in Singapore in 2015.

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    West more feasible, geographically and financially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xebay11 View Post
    West more feasible, geographically and financially.
    It pretty much confirm that HSR will be coming into Singapore from the West where 2nd link is. How deep HSR will go into Singapore will depends on various factors such as security, cost and benefits.

    To built is at Tuas, it will cost Singapore very little money but at the same time it will gain very little because surrounding land are industrial sites and there is also a lack of amenities.

    On the other hand if they are going to bring it all the way to the city center, it will cost government huge investment to build a dedicated train line that runs into the heart of the city, and it will require huge amount of prime land in CBD to built the station.

    Considering both extreme, I think government will take the middle path and build the HSR at up and coming Jurong Lake District.
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    http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/brea...-here-20140407


    SINGAPORE has picked three possible areas for the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail that's expected to roll out in 2020: Tuas West; Jurong East; and the city.

    This was disclosed after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrapped up the annual retreat meeting between the Singapore and Malaysian leaders this morning. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Malaysia has already decided to build the terminal on KL's end at Sungei Besi, which is currently occupied by an air base.

    The high-speed rail (HSR) project is projected to have seven stations - two terminus stations (KL and Singapore) and five transit stops (one each in Negri Sembilan and Malacca and three in Johor).

    The project, targeted to be completed by 2020, is reported to cost about RM 40 billion (S$15.6 billion) and expected to cut land-travelling time between the two countries to just 90 minutes.

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    Malaysia gains more from the tourist dollar and infrastructural developments of areas surrounding the HSR stations.

    SG gains more from the manpower talent aspect, being more equipped to lure more Northern Malaysians (esp Klang Valley region) to work in SG on weekdays, and travel home on weekends.

    All in all, a win-win solution. This makes living in KL Chinese dominated areas like KLCC, Bangsar, Mont Kiara, TTDI, Damansara more attractive to Singaporean retirees....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren49 View Post
    Malaysia gains more from the tourist dollar and infrastructural developments of areas surrounding the HSR stations.

    SG gains more from the manpower talent aspect, being more equipped to lure more Northern Malaysians (esp Klang Valley region) to work in SG on weekdays, and travel home on weekends.

    All in all, a win-win solution. This makes living in KL Chinese dominated areas like KLCC, Bangsar, Mont Kiara, TTDI, Damansara more attractive to Singaporean retirees....
    Places like Malacca will benefit too but this could be at the expense of Iskandar since buying a weekend home in Malaysia is no longer limited to JB because of travel time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xebay11 View Post
    West more feasible, geographically and financially.
    If located in the city, do you think it will likely be near Duo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by princess_morbucks View Post
    If located in the city, do you think it will likely be near Duo?

    Before speculating on the exact location its important to know how big a space is require for terminus station, with at least 6 to 7 platform to facilitate trains at 15min interval you will need plenty of space.

    The only place in the city that I can think of is Marina Bay area, or the ex KTM tanjong pagar station site.

    But I do doubt it will be in the city because running a track all the way to city will have to be underground and the cost will be prohibitive
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    Where will be the 3 stations in Johor? Batu Pahat, ..., ?
    Quote Originally Posted by princess_morbucks View Post

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    will this affect the property price positively or negatively?

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