Tanjong Pagar railway station to go in style
By Zakir Hussain and Amresh Gunasingham, The Straits Times, 23 Jun 2011.
The last Malayan Railway (KTM) train will pull out of Tanjong Pagar station a week from today, with as much fanfare as when the first train rumbled in almost 80 years ago.
At the controls will be Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who obtained his locomotive driving licence last year, KTM and palace officials said yesterday.
The scheduled 10pm departure from Tanjong Pagar will be marked by a KTM-organised send-off party attended by officials, guests and station staff, among others.
At midnight, Singapore will take ownership of the station – which opened in 1932 – following a breakthrough agreement with Malaysia last year.
KTM will then move its operations in Singapore to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint, where it will open a ticketing counter on July 1.
Source: The Straits Times