The contract comprises architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical and other design services for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels, and the bridge across the Straits of Johor.

LTA says that Aecom won the tender because of its experience in international HSR projects, including its involvement in the planning and design of Beijing South HSR station in China, HS2 in Britain, and the West Kowloon Terminus for the Express Rail Link in Hong Kong.

The 350km Kuala Lumpur - Singapore line will serve eight stations, cutting travel times between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to 1h 30min. The line will be completed by the end of 2026.