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News » International » Aecom lands design of Singapore high-speed line » published 2 Mar 2017

Aecom lands design of Singapore high-speed line

Aecom has won a SG$24.6m (£14.1m) contract for the design of the Singapore stretch of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project.

Artist's impression by Farrells of the terminus in Jurong East. The eventual design may differ. Above: Artist's impression by Farrells of the terminus in Jurong East. The eventual design may differ.

It has been appointed by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) as the lead consultant to carry out the advanced engineering study for the complete design of the Singapore part of the railway.

Aecom and its consortium partners will provide architectural, civil, structural, electrical, mechanical and other associated design services needed for the Jurong East terminus, tunnels and the bridge connecting Singapore and Malaysia at the Straits of Johor. Its partners are artchitecs Farrells, Architects 61 and CPG Consultants.

Last month, WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia and Ernst & Young Advisory Services were appointed as joint development partner for the railway (link opens in new tab).

“The Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail is a key project for the governments of Singapore and Malaysia and will be an iconic landmark, providing the strategic link between both cities,” said Aecom regional executive Billy Wong.

Aecom has assembled a team of high-speed rail specialists from Singapore, Hong Kong and Spain to deliver the project. The team will draw upon the design and planning experience gained from working on the West Kowloon Terminus for the Express Rail Link in Hong Kong, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Cross Boundary Facilities and the HSR infrastructure in Spain.

“The Jurong East terminus design will be a key international gateway to travelers and should be a true reflection of Singapore, meeting its high standards for functionality, safety, efficiency and accessibility,” said Mahatma Subbaiyan, vice president of transportation, Aecom Singapore. “With our experience and technical knowledge in HSR design, we will ensure that the project attracts the best international and local bidders as we transit from design to build phase.”

At present, the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route is served by planes and buses. Once completed in 2026, its tracks will run for 350km along the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia – with 15km in Singapore and 335km in Malaysia – and is expected to cut travel time between the two cities to 90 minutes.



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This article was published on 2 Mar 2017 (last updated on 2 Mar 2017).

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