Causeway Link CW7 is a cross-border service operated by Malaysian bus operator Handal Indah (Causeway Link), plying between Hotel Ramada (Iskandar Puteri) and Tuas Link MRT Station (via Tuas Second Link) at an interval of 10-15 minutes.
Due to the Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO), Causeway Link Cross-Border Bus Services will be suspended for the duration of the MCO period, starting 18 March 2020.
|Route||Hotel Ramada (Iskandar Puteri) ↔ Tuas Link MRT Station|
|Passes Through||CI Medini, CIQ 2nd Link, Tuas Checkpoint|
|Fare||Section fare payment, ManjaLink Card accepted.
RM4.50 (Max) towards Tuas Link, S$4.00 towards Mall of Medini
|Current Operator||Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (Causeway Link)|
|Departure Times from Hotel Ramada
||5:00am to 9:30pm (Daily)|
|Departure Times from Tuas Link||7:30am to 11:00pm (Daily)|
The route was launched on 1st December 2018. Service CW7 provides more options for commuters relying on existing Causeway Link bus services CW3, CW4, CW4S and CW6 across the Tuas Second Link. It benefits commuters, particularly those working in the Tuas Industrial area, with shorter journey times as they will no longer need to commute from either Boon Lay or Jurong East. In addition, commuters can transfer to the East-West Line at Tuas Link MRT Station to many other parts of Singapore.
In addition, commuters from Singapore can rely on Service CW7 for easy access to attractions in Iskandar Puteri, such as LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, Mall of Medini, CI Medini and Hotel Ramada. Transferring to other bus services at CIQ Second Link, other destinations like Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town, Johor Premium Outlets, Senai International Airport, Giant Nusa Bestari, AEON Bukit Indah and Sutera Mall are within easy reach.
Bus Service CW7 is also expected to bridge the link between Tuas Link MRT and Tuas Checkpoint / CIQ Second Link, currently served only infrequently by Bus Service TS6. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) prohibits commuters from walking from Tuas Link MRT into Tuas Checkpoint.
The end-to-end journey time for CW7 will be between 30 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on prevailing traffic conditions.
Boarding Point – Mall of Medini
The boarding point at Mall of Medini is located at the mall entrance.
A Park and Ride scheme is offered at Mall of Medini, where car owners can enjoy a special parking fee of RM28 per month. This monthly pass can be applied through the information counter inside Mall of Medini. With this monthly pass, car owners can save up RM152 per month on their parking expenses on a monthly basis based on Mondays to Fridays parking (RM180 per month) at the area.
Boarding Point – Tuas Link MRT
The boarding point at Tuas Link MRT is Bus Stop 25421 (Opposite Tuas Link Station) along Tuas West Drive.
Transfer Point – CIQ Second Link
Passengers can connect at CIQ Second Link to and from other destinations around Johor Bahru:
- CW3/ CW3L: Bukit Indah, Taman Perling, Perling Mall
- CW3E: Larkin Terminal
- CW3S: Bukit Indah, Sutera Mall
- CW4: Gelang Patah, Pekan Nanas, Pontian
- CW4G: Gelang Patah, GP Sentral
- CW4S: Gelang Patah, Sutera Mall
- CW6: Bukit Indah, Giant Nusa Bestari
- TS6: Gelang Patah Sentral
Passengers boarding from Singapore with a valid CW7 ticket can enjoy free transfers to most Causeway Link services at CIQ Second Link (with several exceptions). Check with ground staff for further details.
Passengers boarding CW7 from Malaysia can use a valid ticket to board any Causeway Link bus to Singapore destinations at Tuas CIQ.
Charges section fares. ManjaLink Card payment is accepted on this bus service. Only Singapore currency is accepted when boarding the bus in Singapore, and Malaysian currency is accepted when boarding from Malaysia.
|ManjaLink Card||EZ-Link||Cash Payment|
|From Hotel Ramada (JB)||RM4.30||–||RM4.50|
|From Tuas Link MRT Station, Singapore||SGD3.50||SGD3.80||SGD4.00|
As the ManjaLink card is loaded with values in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR), passengers boarding from Singapore and paying fares in Singapore Dollars (SGD) will be charged based on the prevailing exchange rate determined by ManjaLink. For example, the published ManjaLink fare for JB-bound CW4 is S$4.00, and as such when ManjaLink is used, 4.00×3.02= 12.08, thereby deducting RM12.10 from the card, as the Manjalink system rounds up the fare to the nearest 10 cents.
The prevailing exchange rate for ManjaLink is regularly updated and can be found on their website. (3.02 as of 15 November 2018)
- CIQ Second Link → Singapore: RM2.60
- Boon Lay → All JB destinations: S$4.00
What is Manjalink?
ManjaLink card is a smart card with travel credits (TCr) as a means of payment on Causeway Link cross-border buses. It is ideal for daily and frequent Causeway Link commuters between Johor Bahru and Singapore.
ManjaLink is a good option for daily commuters as a means of payment. It helps cardholders to save up to 12% on their bus fares. For CW7, commuters from Tuas Link MRT Station, Singapore to Johor Bahru will enjoy SGD 0.50 discount whenever they use their ManjaLink Card to pay their bus fares. For one year of travelling with an estimation of 251 working days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Singapore Public Holidays), ManjaLink cardholders can save up to RM376.50 (based on the conversion rate of SGD1 to RM3).
Topping up ManjaLink card is available on the ManjaLink website, Causeway Link Counters in Malaysia and Singapore, and the LUGO app.
Other means of topping up ManjaLink card is through retailers such as Pointshops at Larkin Bus Terminal, CIQ 2nd Link, or BSI Mart at CIQ 1st Link. Commuters can also top-up their cards at Taman Daya Caltex Petrol Stations in Johor Bahru.
The LUGO mobile application enables commuters to view Causeway Link bus information, such as fares, arrival times and real-time buses tracking. Commuters can also top-up their ManjaLink cards easily using LUGO. The app is created by Manjalabs from Singapore and available for download on Google Play and App Store.
Comparison of cross-border transport modes
Causeway Link has provided a comparative analysis of the economic benefits of commuting by bus as compared to other modes of transportation between Mall of Medini (former terminus) and Tuas Link, Singapore. CW7 will provide a good alternative travel option to motorcyclists, car-pooling commuters and for private car owners to save on transport costs.
|Direction 1 (towards Singapore)||Direction 2 (towards Malaysia)|
- Service CW7L: Mall Of Medini ↔ CIQ Second Link
- 2018 (01 Dec): Introduced between Mall of Medini and Tuas Link
- 2019 (26 Feb): Bus stop at Mall of Medini driveway relocated to bus stop pair along Persiaran Medini
- 2019 (15 Jul): Free Wi-Fi offered
- 2019 (01 Aug): Additional stop at Hotel Ramada Meridin Johor Bahru (along Jalan Legoland)
- 2020 (01 Jan): Additional stop at CI Medini (along Persiaran Medini Sentral 4)
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