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ECRL will cut travel time from Kota Baru to KL to four hours

KOTA BARU: The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project, expected to be completed by the end of 2026, will cut travel time between the east and west coast from the current eight hours to just four hours.

Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Darwis Abdul Razak said this would benefit the people who plan to commute between Kuala Lumpur and Kota Baru.

“It normally takes between seven to eight hours by car, but when the project is completed end of 2026 and starts operating in January 2027, it will cut the journey time to about four hours.

“The construction of the ERCL project in Kelantan has reached a progress rate of 16.34 per cent as of December last year.