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Malaysia, Singapore sign off on high-speed rail

New service to begin by 2026 will cut travel time between capitals to 90 minutes

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and Singapore signed a final agreement Tuesday to build a high-speed railway connecting the two countries' capitals. The project, which will involve international tenders and construction of a third cross-border bridge, is expected to give their economies a lift.

"I look forward to taking my first trip to Kuala Lumpur in 10 years' time," Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a news conference with his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak.

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