MALAYSIA and Thailand have agreed to begin preliminary studies on extending the high-speed rail link from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-Cha also agreed to study the possibility of rail connectivity by linking the electrified double-track |railway between Hat Yai in Thailand and Padang Besar in Malaysia.
To begin talks on link extension
In a meeting between the two leaders on Friday, the Thai side took note of the proposed high-speed rail link from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok.
Both leaders agreed for their agencies to begin discussions at the exploratory level to extend the link from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok. Najib said this would be an extension to the high-speed rail link between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.