The cross-border bus and taxi services between Singapore and Malaysia will resume from 1 May following the reopening of the republic and Malaysia land borders for fully vaccinated travellers recently, announced its Multi Ministry Taskforce (MTF) on Covid-19.
“When we resumed travel by private transport across Singapore and Malaysia land borders at the beginning of this month we had said that we would progressively allow more transport modes,” said MTF’s co-chair Gan Kim Yong, according to Bernama.
Gan, who is also Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister, said the republic will reinstate both cross-border services between Singapore and Johor Bahru.
Meanwhile, he also shared that the cross-border bus services would include:
- Services 160, 170 and 170X operated by SBS Transit Ltd
- Service 950 operated by SMRT Buses Ltd
- Services TS1, TS3, TS6 and TS8 operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd
He added that these services have not been operating since March 2020, when Malaysia closes its borders following the movement restriction.
The operating hours of Services 160, 170, 170X and 950 will remain the same as pre-Covid where it operates between 5.20 am and 12.30 am with similar frequency.
Gan also said that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore will be working closely with its Malaysia counterpart Agensi Pengangkutan Awam Darat (APAD).
“Commuters travelling to Johor can either board a taxi at the Queen Street taxi terminal or book one through taxi companies with licensed cross-border taxi drivers,” he said.
With the resumption of the cross-border bus service, the existing Vaccinated Travel Bus Services operated by Transtar Travel Pte Ltd and Handal Indah Sdn Bhd will cease on 1 May.