Now the prices of properties in Jurong suddenly rise, a windfall for many.
Now....with bullet train...they could go to train Terminal at Sg Besi after dinner at night....catch the next train and reach Jurong in say 1.5 hour later...from experience in Taiwan and China....high speed train pre-checking is only half an hour....if you miss the train you can always catch the next one with very high interval.....then from Jurong to Changi by MRT or Taxi or shuttle bus etc in another hour....voila...off they go to SQ flight to Houston....
There are other benefit for example Medical center, Casino, Sentosa, Jurong Bird Park or even IMM shoppings is just a short ride by KLian
A fast train cuts through all those delay factors (long way to airport, check-in times) and brings people straight to the city. Have a look at the seat configuration of any of the fast trains around the world and you will see the difference. Check the prices and compare with standard tickets, the difference is obvious.
They would rather make MAS fly direct to USA. Now with the new MAS CEO, its even more apparent that he will change MAS for the better.
The contributing factor for this train service to succeed is "how much is the ticket"
At present moment, one way coack ticket to KL is S$30. assuming they will charge 3 times, that's S$90 for one way. Will anyone pay?
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Another advantage Changi has over the other airport is it is also the regional hub for major airline....similar to PSA....not every cargo ship wanted to dock at Port Klang or Kuantan unless they have a very specific cargo they need from that port,,,,for general purpose and transshipping, call at Singapore port make more dollar and sense..
As for MY...of course it make sense as this will bring tourists and businesses to Msia too....one major winner will be Iskandar zone since almost 1/2 the journey are in it....for factory in Muar, Batu Pahat, Air Keroh....preparing LC or export doc is just half hour bullet train ride to Nusajaya or KL....daily golf trip to Melaka is no longer far fetch....I have colleague in Hkg always took train trip to Shenzhen or Donguan just to a round of 18 holes.....it will change the way people doing business and leisure in the southern Peninsular and Singapore
As for the price....it all down to the service quality...I feel anything less than SGD100 should be fair....fyi a short train ride from KLIA to KL central already cost something like RM35...so I will not surprise if they dare to charge RM350 for this
If one develops the idea further, then even countries like TH, VN and others in the North could be linked to Singapore via rail. The Eastern & Oriental Express is a luxury train and serves a special group of customers. But once the rails are laid, then also a lot of goods could be pushed from the road to the rail. That would be more beneficial for the environment. Switzerland shows how it works with an efficient railway system. The ideas are there, it just needs the political will to push it through against singular interests.
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Property prices at Jurong East and KL will rise because of this mega project. The shopping malls' value at KL will rise sharply too. Most likely the prices of goods inside the shopping malls of KL will rise steadily when influx of Singaporeans into KL start.. Same story as JB's City Square