The consortium will be responsible for project management support, technical advice on high-speed rail systems and operations, and the technical and safety standards which will be adopted for the project. It will also assist with the preparation of documents for the forthcoming tenders relating to the project including the appointment of the AssetsCo and OpCo International.

“Together with the Advanced Engineering Study contract awarded earlier by LTA to carry out engineering studies for the Singapore stretch of the HSR, these two developments mark the next chapter in our journey to deliver the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore HSR project targeted to finish by the end of 2026,” says LTA chief executive, Mr Ngien Hoon Ping.