Shuttle Tebrau 85dn: Johor Bahru Sentral to Woodlands CIQ by Train

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The Shuttle Tebrau 85dn is an afternoon train from Johor Bahru Sentral, Malaysia to Woodlands CIQ, Singapore, departing daily at 4.30pm. Arriving from my AirAsia AK5417 from Kuching and connecting immediately to the Causeway Link Senai Airport Shuttle Service AA1 bus, I connected further on to this train for a seamless journey back to Singapore on a Sunday afternoon.

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With the arrival of the Causeway Link Senai Airport Shuttle Service AA1 bus, I had a bit of time to wait for the gate to open, but yet not enough time to walk around in JB City Square or Komtar JBCC, so I just waited around JB Sentral.

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The new passport gates for Shuttle Tebrau boarding. There are new signs reminding you to mind your step. I wonder what’s the story behind the new signs.

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As always, I let the queue proceed in before following behind.

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There seems to be more passengers following my style of boarding now though.

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The screen on the gate showing the departure for the Shuttle Tebrau 85dn at 4.30pm.

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Scanning my passport on the passport gate.

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Correctly verifying my ticket.

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Heading down for immigration.

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My exit stamp from JB Sentral in my passport, along with my double entry stamp, first for entering JB to grant me access to West Malaysia and Sabah, and a second top-up stamp when entering Sarawak in Kuching.

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The full Shuttle Tebrau 85dn train on a Sunday afternoon.

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The gate opened 5 minutes before departure.

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Heading down to the platform.

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The Shuttle Tebrau 85dn is at Platform 4.

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23111 Maju leads the Shuttle Tebrau 85dn for my trip.

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Boarding the Shuttle Tebrau 85dn.

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The interior of the ASC (Hyundai-Padu Sedia) attached on the Shuttle Tebrau.

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The Shuttle Tebrau 85dn departed from JB Sentral sharp on time at 4.30pm.

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Cleared to proceed.

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Heading on to the Johor–Singapore Causeway.

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A strange clear sight, but with no buses. That also means the crowd build-up in the immigration halls must have been intense.

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Crossing the Malaysia-Singapore border.

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Passing the distinct green fences on the road divider.

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Heading behind the fences of Woodlands Checkpoint into Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

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Two warning signs about the end of track after Woodlands Train Checkpoint, installed since 1 July 2011.

The Shuttle Tebrau 85dn arrived at Woodlands Train Checkpoint sharp on time at 4.35pm.

Temperature screening was conducted in the immigration hall with the COVID-19 situation, funneling all passengers into a single queue for the thermal scanners to do their job. Once done with the walk-through temperature screening, everyone could proceed for immigration as per normal.

Overall, another convenient fuss-free ride on the Shuttle Tebrau, especially on a Sunday afternoon back to Singapore.

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