A Walk Down the Tracks Part 2

August 1, 2011 by  
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By David Teo, 18 Jul 2011.

In the previous post, I talked about my walk along the tracks from Bukit Timah railway station to Ghim Moh Estate. CK and I took a well deserved breakfast break together with the rest of the group. For many of them, this is their final stop for the day while CK and I decided to press on towards Queensway, hoping to catch more of the sights along the way, especially the graffiti said to line the tunnels which we would be passing through.

The quiet and serene Ghim Moh Estate
A man reads the newspaper in the morning light at the quiet and serene Ghim Moh Estate. Read more

Govt hopes to keep continuous rail corridor

July 28, 2011 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 28 Jul 2011.

The Government hopes to keep the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway land a continuous stretch as far as possible, said Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin in a meeting with the media yesterday.

Plans for the tract will be firmed up over the next two years, and details will be included in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) 2013 land-use Master Plan, he added.

Referring to the 26km tract which stretches from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands, he said: ‘I imagine there are stretches which we will keep, some we would develop in a way that makes sense, but the idea of it as a continuous stretch is something we would very much like to do.

‘It’s about keeping the spirit of it as much as the physical.’

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Source: The Straits Times

KTM rail structures fall victim to graffiti

July 28, 2011 by  
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By Esther Ng, TODAY, 28 Jul 2011.

Nearly a fortnight after the Malayan Railway (KTM) tracks were closed to the public, graffiti has been spotted on the bridges, tracks and sleepers.

The vandals left their mark with correction fluid or used stones to scratch the surfaces.

During a briefing about the 26km rail corridor yesterday, Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin appealed to Singaporeans not to “inscribe their names” or deface the structures. “In terms of policing, we do ask for civic consciousness. We don’t want to regulate or manage it in a way that it becomes obtrusive … We want to leave (the tracks) for everyone to share,” said Brigadier-General (NS) Tan.

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Source: TODAY

No graffiti, pls!

July 27, 2011 by  
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No graffiti, pls! We have been informed that people have been leaving or scratching graffiti on the bridges, tracks and sleepers. We would like to remind everyone that we should treasure what we love and not deface them. Scratching graffiti on the steel bridges could damage the coating and accelerate rusting too.

Let’s leave the railway structures free of graffiti and allow everyone to enjoy them as we have done so. Thanks!