Track and fields
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.
Source: The New Paper via Wildsingapore