Track and fields

August 16, 2011 by  
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By Teh Jen Lee, The New Paper, 16 Aug 2011.

Looking at these pictures, you might be wondering: “I thought the Tanjong Pagar railway track is already closed to the public?”

Well, this is the lesser-known Jurong Line, which was completed in 1965.

Back then, the railway track served as an extension into the newly-constructed Jurong Industrial Estate.

But due to inadequate traffic, it has been abandoned since the late 1980s.

The partially-dismantled track emerges from the Clementi Woodlands at Sunset Way, crossing the Ulu Pandan Canal via the much-photographed cast iron bridge.

The New Paper on Sunday explored the area with Mr Leong Kwok Peng, vice-president of Nature Society Singapore (NSS) and acting chairman of the NSS conservation committee.

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Source: The New Paper via Wildsingapore

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