track

Is high-speed rail travel on a track to nowhere?

It was supposed to be a slick, gleaming piece of transport infrastructure that could shuttle passengers from Singapore to Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur in 90 minutes.

But at the start of this year, the $17bn (£12.5bn) 350km (217 mile) high-speed rail link between the two cities was cancelled for good.



The trains on the cancelled line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were due to travel at speeds of more than 200km/h


© My HSR Corp
The trains on the cancelled line between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur were due to travel at speeds of more than 200km/h

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad first hit pause on the proposed line after he took power in 2018, as part of a financial belt-tightening

read more