Kunming – Singapore Rail-link, part of The Pan-Asia Railway Network
Central Route – Kunming > Yuxi > Mohan > Vientiane > Bangkok > Kuala Lumpur > Singapore
Western Route – Kunming > Dali > Baoshan > Ruili > Yangoon > Bangkok > Kuala Lumpur > Singapore
Eastern Route – Kunming > Yuxi > Mengzi > Hekou > Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh city > Phnom Penh > Bangkok > Kuala Lumpur > Singapore
Note: ETS/KTM in operations from Padang Besar > Butterworth > Taiping > Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur
ECRL: a 640km railway link connecting Kelantan in the east coast with Port Klang in the west coast in Malaysia.
Foundation laid for Singapore-Kunming rail link
THE 329km Ipoh-Padang Besar Electrified Double Track Project, a railway section that will form a part of the planned Singapore-Kunming rail link that was agreed upon by Asean countries in 2007, is expected to be completed in 2013.
The RM12.5bil project, the largest construction project undertaken in the country started just over two years ago. It has reached another milestone with the final breakthrough of the 3.3km-long Bukit Berapit, the longest of its kind in South-East Asia.
The 9m-high and 9m-wide horseshoe-shaped twin tunnels, will replace at least four tunnels and two bridges of the existing track while cutting across the old track, the North-South Expressway, federal trunk road and the 200m Berapit tunnel.
Once completed, electrified trains will travel at a speed of 160 km per hour, reducing traveling time between Ipoh and Penang to 90 minutes from the current four hours.
Source: The Star – November 11, 2010