MyHSR and LTA to conduct TFC discussions for HSR project


Malaysia's MyHSR and the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) are seeking new ideas and technologies from companies to implement Ticketing & Fare Collection (TFC) system in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project. 

The government agencies are responsible for the development of the HSR project that will connect the capital cities of Malaysia and Singapore.

Agencies will hold discussions next month at Kuala Lumpur with the invited companies that specialise in TFC to share the latest ticketing technology and developments and devise a robust TFC approach for the project.

A passenger-friendly ticketing system equipped with the latest technology is planned to be implemented to enable seamless travelling throughout the cross-border HSR system that has separate operators for international and domestic services. 

"The project is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities to 90 minutes."

The inputs from the discussion will be considered while structuring the ticketing and fare collection ecosystem by the authorities. 

Last year, the governments of Malaysia and Singapore signed a bilateral agreement to develop the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR to improve travel between the two countries.

Scheduled to start operations from 31 December 2026, the project is expected to reduce the travel time between the two cities to 90 minutes. 

It will have eight stations at Bandar Malaysia, Bangi-Putrajaya, Seremban, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri in Malaysia and the Jurong East station in Singapore.