Malaysia and Singapore agreed to increase train services between the two countries, Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said at a dinner on Friday.

The issue was raised by the Malaysian delegation at a recent Malaysia-Singapore joint ministerial meeting held in Putra Jaya.

“I am very happy that Singapore has accepted our proposal to increase the number of trips,” Liow said. “In a way this will help cut travelling time, ease congestion as well as lift the financial burden of those frequently commuting between both countries due to the toll rate.”

Johor Tourism, Trade and Consumer Affairs committee chairman Tee Siew Kiong said that the announcement was good news. He believes the number of people travelling by train will increase.

Tee says, “Currently, about 320 people travel from Woodlands checkpoint to JB Sentral using the train provided by KTM Berhad daily.”

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