Thailand’s BTS Joins Hands with Malaysia for Light Rail Project

Since March 2022, companies from the two countries have entered the Heads of Agreement to jointly operate the light rail transport system across borders.

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BANGKOK – During the meeting, both parties exchanged views and progress in the feasibility study of the light rail transport system project that will connect Singapore’s RTS (Rapid Transit System) Link to Johor Bahru town in Malaysia, the Nation has reported.

The project also aims to promote transit-oriented development in the communities around the transit system in Johor Bahru.

Since March 2022, BTS Group Holdings Plc has entered the Heads of Agreement with Sinar Bina Infra Sdn. Bhd., Ancom Berhad, Nylex (Malaysia) Berhad and LBS Bina Group Berhad to jointly operate the light rail transport system linking Singapore RTS Link to Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The project is part of the company’s Move business plan that BTS has expertise in and has been operating continuously in the past 20 years through the BTS train system, which has now expanded to cover a distance of 135 kilometres, including routes under construction namely Pink Line (Kae Rai-Min Buri) and Yellow Line (Lat Phrao – Samrong).

BTS Group Holdings aims to provide door-to-door services to passengers via a variety of transport modes covering rail, road, marine and air channels to create a perfect journey from the first to last steps in both Thailand and other countries.

The company believes that the light rail transport system will help complete the transport need of passengers in Singapore and Malaysia, in compliance with the objectives of Move business which focus on providing convenient and safe transport that improve people’s quality of life.

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