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Old 30th March 2008, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

JOHOR BARU - FLATS in Johor will be torn down in two weeks' time to make way for a train station linked to Singapore's MRT line, Johor Menteri Besar Abdul Ghani Othman said yesterday.

The proposed MRT station would complement a planned light rail system being planned for the Johor capital city, he said.

'We are in the early stages of negotiation with the Singapore authorities but if we can get the project off the ground in three or four years, I would be happy,' he told reporters.



Singapore's Ministry of Transport revealed last month that the Republic and Malaysia have formed a working group to look at ways of improving transport links between the two countries.

One option being considered is to run Singapore's MRT network into Johor.

But observers had said several issues had to be addressed before such unfettered travel can happen.

One of the first challenges is whether a smart card can be used to allow citizens of the two countries to clear immigration without having to wait for their passports to be stamped.

Located on a 12ha site in Bukit Chagar, the flats have been home to about 2,000 families and is located near the new Customs, immigration and quarantine complex.

'When the demolition work is completed, it will remain as an open space until we start work on the proposed MRT station,' Datuk Abdul Ghani said.

'Right now we are talking to the Singapore Government to work out a suitable location for the station and other support facilities,' he added.

The Singapore MRT system's nearest stop to Johor Baru is the Kranji station, which is about 3km away.""

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Old 30th March 2008, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

wonder will it be finalized at all........

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

good news! (maybe not for the flat owners la)

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Old 30th March 2008, 01:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

Are you sure or not? MRT to JB?

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

By the way, Abdul Ghani Othman like to tell bull and cock story... you only can believe 10% of his words...

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

correct.c my second post.haha.....

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lol.. mrt to JB? if really going to have then steady

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

true or not? hmm... dunno this project can on or not..
see the new jb imigration, said last yr 1st Oct can use.. till now haven't start pun..

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if that finally work .. i believe less cars will be be crossing liao .. wohoo .. good news

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that would be good. Coz JB will not jam le bah. LOL

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I'm not so confident about all these...

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I dont think it'll be carry out afterall.

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it will be great for those who had trouble taking bus or vehical to JB, i.e. those physically disabled.. hope that everything will be disabled friendly if this is implemented.. but don place too much hope la.. lol..

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

I think it's all talk and no action again. Everytime like that.

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Re: JB flats to be torn down for future MRT station

The residents wll be unhappy to move, but I thin most would welcome the MRT into JB.

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