Travel timeliness is picking up the pace more and more these days. As busy millennials, we want to be able to get from one destination to the next as fast as possible, and with little time for delays. Future visitors to South East Asia will be able to embrace the speed of a new transportation addition which is set to be up and running by 2026. The high-speed rail line will run 'bullet' trains between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the ground-breaking time span of just 90 minutes.
Malaysia and Singapore have signed the agreement to build the rapid train line, which will turn what is currently a train ride of five hours into a mere one and a half hours. The proposal for the bullet train was first announced in 2013 with an estimated completion time of 2020, so it has been hugely anticipated for quite some time.
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak, told the press : “One can have breakfast in Kuala Lumpur, lunch in Singapore, and be back in time for dinner in Kuala Lumpur.”
If that doesn't sound like a productive day, then we don't know what is. Transit is hoped to improve massively between the two huge urban hubs when the new rail system is up and running.
Singapore-based analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence, John Mathai, said : “The Singapore-Malaysia sector has among the largest airline capacity within the region. A high-speed rail could service some of the traffic within that segment, reducing congestion at airports.”
In total, flying one way between the cities takes roughly 45 minutes, so to have a train transit time of only double that is extremely impressive.new supersonic planes .