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Causeway Link CW1 is a cross-border service operated by Johor Bahru-based bus operator Handal Indah, plying between Kranji MRT Station and Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The route passes through Woodlands Road, Woodlands CIQ and Sultan Iskandar CIQ.
|Route||Larkin Bus Terminal ↔ Woodlands Road (Kranji MRT Station)|
|Passes Through||Woodlands CIQ, JB Sultan Iskandar CIQ|
|Fare||Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM1.90 (Max) towards Kranji MRT, S$1.50 (Max) towards JB / Larkin
|Current Operator||Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)|
|Common Fleet||Mercedes-Benz CBC1725
MAN 18.250 / SL252
|Departure Times from
|Daily: 0415hrs – 2300hrs|
|Departure Times from
|Daily: 0430hrs – 2330hrs|
|15 – 30mins|
Service CW1 is a cross-border route connecting Kranji MRT to Johor Barhu City Centre and Larkin Bus Terminal via Woodlands Checkpoint crossing. Sharing the Kranji – JB CIQ sector with local Services 160, 170 and 170X, the route is one of multiple cross-border routes shuttling large numbers of commuters between Singapore and Malaysia daily.
Due to varying traffic conditions at the Causeway, travel times and waiting times may increase significantly when jams occur. The route does not call at en-route bus stops in Singapore or Johor Bahru, providing fast connections daily between Singapore and Malaysia.
To and from Larkin Terminal
Although officially terminating at Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal, CW1 operates between JB CIQ and Kranji MRT in practice, i.e. most buses turn back at JB CIQ instead of running the full route to Larkin. The significantly lower-demand sector between JB CIQ and Larkin Sentral is operated by another linking service known as CWL, which accepts valid tickets purchased by connecting passengers from CW1 and CW2 (and also sells its own CW1/CW2/CW5 tickets to Singapore-bound passengers).
Passengers at JB CIQ heading towards Larkin Sentral can board Service CWL, CW1 or CW2 to Larkin Sentral after clearing immigration. Between Larkin Sentral and JB CIQ, CWL, CW1, and CW2 (which also officially terminates at Larkin Sentral) operate as a public bus, stopping at all en route stops along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak (Skudai Highway) and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam (JB Inner Ring Road).
– Terminating Points:
Larkin Terminal: Causeway Link berths A32-A33, operating as CWL
Kranji MRT: Bus stop in front of MRT entrance (Woodlands Rd – 45139 Kranji Stn). During off-peak hours, or if the bus still has available space, passengers may board from the bus stop opposite the MRT station (Woodlands Rd – 45131 Opp Kranji Stn).
– Towards Singapore:
JB CIQ (Departure): Bus Bays 22, 23 and 24 at Platform B
Woodlands (Arrival): 3 separate queues for CW1/CW2/CW5 at the Public Bus berths after immigration clearance.
– Towards Johor Bahru:
Woodlands (Departure): Single queue at the Public Bus berth after immigration clearance.
JB CIQ (Arrival): Platform B. After immigration clearance, a CW staff/timekeeper will direct passengers to the next bus departing for Larkin Sentral.
Fares & Inter-Checkpoint Transfer:
Causeway Link buses accept fare payment in cash and the use of the ManjaLink contactless card. A printed ticket will be issued upon cash fare payment.
At each checkpoint on the Singapore and Malaysian side of the border, passengers will have to alight and clear customs before boarding the bus again. When travelling between Woodlands CIQ Complex and Johor Bahru CIQ Complex in either direction, commuters may board any Causeway Link bus (Service CW1, CW2 or CW5) with a valid ticket. Commuters using the ManjaLink Card should tap their card upon entry.
- Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Checkpoint) → Kranji MRT Station
Daily from 0415hrs onwards
Charges section fares last revised on 06 October 2014. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia. Passengers using ManjaLink will be charged a lower fare compared to cash-paying passengers.
|Destination||Manjalink Card||Adult Fare (Cash)||Concesssion Fare (Cash)|
|Larkin Ter → Woodlands CIQ or Kranji MRT||RM1.30||RM1.50||RM0.80|
|JB CIQ → Woodlands CIQ or Kranji MRT||RM1.70||RM1.90||RM1.00|
|Kranji MRT or Woodlands CIQ → JB CIQ||S$0.90||S$1.00||S$0.50|
|Kranji MRT or Woodlands CIQ → Larkin Ter||S$1.40||S$1.50||S$0.70|
- Fare between JB CIQ and Larkin is RM1.50 in either direction
- Similar fares charged for CW2 between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin
More detailed fare information for Manjalink users and concession fares are attached in a separate section below.
Fleet: See above
|Direction 1||Direction 2|
|Note: Green denotes roads in Singapore, Blue denotes roads in Johor Bahru, Malaysia|
|MAN 18.250 / SL252 – CW1||MAN 18.310 (JHA1371) – CWL|
Miscellaneous Fare Information for Manjalink users
Manjalink fares will be deducted in stages, e.g. when boarding CW2 at JB CIQ towards Singapore, passengers will be charged RM1.30 for the inter-checkpoint sector (similar to the CW1 fare). When a passenger re-boards the bus at Woodlands Checkpoint, he/she will be required to tap the ManjaLink card on the reader, of which an additional RM1.80 will be deducted for CW2, therefore charging a total fare of RM3.10 to Queen Street.
As the ManjaLink card is loaded with values in MYR, for SGD fares passengers will be charged based on the prevailing exchange rate determined by Causeway Link. For example, the published ManjaLink fare for JB-bound CW1 is $0.90, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 0.90×2.98= 2.682, thereby deducting RM2.70 from the card taking into consideration the Malaysian system of rounding cents.
The fare of CWL is RM1.50 in either direction. For passengers commuting on CW2 between Woodlands CIQ and Larkin Sentral, CW1 fares will be charged instead.
Miscellaneous Information for Concession Fares
From Johor Bahru, concession fares are applicable to:
- Children between 7 and 12 years old
- Students in primary and secondary school uniform
- Senior Citizen aged 60 and above
- Persons with disabilities holding the OKU Card
From Singapore, concession fares are applicable to:
- Children below 12 years old
- Students in Primary school, secondary school, and pre-university education institutes (including Institute of Education (ITE)) wearing uniform
External Links & References:
- Service CW1 – Causeway Link
- Special Thanks to Ng Eu Gene
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