Many bid final goodbyes to the KTM railway tracks

July 18, 2011 by  
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By Tan Weizhen, TODAY, 18 Jul 2011.

Hordes of people – including three presidential hopefuls and National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan – turned up yesterday to bid a nostalgic goodbye to the KTM railway tracks, which will be closed from today for works.

A three-kilometre stretch of the tracks – from Rifle Range Road to the Rail Mall – will remain open till the end of the month.

Many were with their family and dogs – after Mr Khaw had invited people to bring their pets and join him for the walk – to take one last jaunt along the 26-km green stretch. For some, it had been a regular haunt. Others showed up out of curiosity.

Those who spoke to Today reiterated their hope that the stretch would be conserved.

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Source: TODAY

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One Response to “Many bid final goodbyes to the KTM railway tracks”
  1. George Toriyama says:

    For those who are not aware the LTA has already approved plans to build a completely unnecessary access road right down the middle of the Green Corridor where the railroad tracks currently exist between Commonwealth and Faber Walk. This access road into Faber Hills is being built despite other alternatives to relieve the traffic around Nan Hua Primary school that only happens twice a day for a short time during school term. There are better alternatives than to destroy this long stretch of greenery. The only way to stop this destruction of the Green Corridor for a completely unnecessary access road is to collectively let our voices be heard.

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