The Straits Times: Rail Corridor re-opens for public use from Monday

The Straits Times today reported that the Rail Corridor is now open to the public, except Jalan Hang Jebat, Ghim Moh Road, Kampong Bahru Flyover, and the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Rail Corridor re-opens for public use from Monday

The Rail Corridor – the snaking, 26km tract of former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway land – is open to the public from Monday, with the exception of four areas.

For the past half-year, the authorities had been removing old railway tracks and equipment as well as levelling and turfing over the land parcel, which runs from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands.

Now, it is open for public use, except for three sites earmarked for improvement works. These are at Jalan Hang Jebat, Ghim Moh Road and Kampong Bahru Flyover. Once works are done, they will be opened for interim community use from April. The historic Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, which has been designated a national monument, remains closed as well for maintenance works and structural inspection.

KTM train services to Tanjong Pagar stopped last June. The KTM railway land was returned to Singapore in July as agreed with Malaysia, in exchange for land parcels in Marina South and Ophir-Rochor.

Image taken from Steel Wool

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