Malaysian rail operator Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTMB) kicked off a new shuttle rail service to link southernmost state Johor Bahru and neighbouring Singapore. Each trip can accommodate about 320 passengers.
The train departs Woodlands Checkpoint seven times a day and JB Sentral seven times during peak hours. The departure times from Woodlands are 6.30am, 8am, 9.30am, 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm and 11pm. From JB Sentral, the trains leave at 5.30am, 7am, 8.30am, 4pm, 5.30pm, 7pm and 10pm. With the new shuttle service, trains to and from KL Sentral, Butterworth and Gemas - which previously terminated in Woodlands - will now end at JB Sentral. Commuters will have to use the Shuttle Tebrau to travel between JB and Singapore.