Part of KTM railway land to be reopened

September 3, 2011 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 3 Sep 2011.

Those who flocked to Bukit Timah railway station in the wake of the closure of the Tanjong Pagar station can do so again from Sept 16.

A 1.4km stretch in Bukit Timah of the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway land is the first section to have rail-removal works completed and will be reopened to the public.

But the tracks and equipment at the Bukit Timah railway station and the black steel bridge across Bukit Timah Road have been retained.

The 26km tract from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar reverted to Singapore in July, and as agreed with Malaysia, most tracks and other structures are being removed and returned by Dec 31. The stretch is also being turfed over.

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Source: The Straits Times via Wildsingapore

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