Malaysia-Singapore high speed rail may cost $44 to $48 per tripStaff Writer | October 5, 2017
The ticket price for the high speed rail linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is expected to cost 44 to 48 U.S. dollars per trip, an analyst of a think tank said.
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Civil infrastructure such as tunnels and bridges may cost up to 15 billion Singapore dollars ($11 billion), he said during a presentation at a conference.
Meanwhile, around 5 billion Singapore dollars ($3.5 billion) may be allocated to laying of tracks, electrification, systems integration. Other costs include land acquisition, and the train themselves, which may worth up to 1.7 billion Singapore dollars, he added.
Despite only 4 percent of the rail works will be conducted in Singapore, Hutchinson opined that the construction cost for Singapore's may be much higher than Malaysia's, mainly due to its underground works. ■