Walk down KTM memory lane at Rail Corridor

October 3, 2011 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 3 Oct 2011.

An exhibition that explores several ideas on how different pockets of space at the former Malaysian railway land can be used was held on Monday.

The initiative is part of a series of events dedicated to increasing public awareness of the tract of KTM railway land returned to Singapore.

Called “Re-Imagining the Rail Corridor” the exhibition showcased some preliminary ideas from architecture and landscape students as well as design professionals.

Minister of State for National Development Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan-Jin, who chairs the Rail Corridor Consultation Group, said he hopes the final design will incorporate all ideas that the Urban Redevelopment Authority has been receiving.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Let’s work together to create a shared vision of The Green Corridor

August 16, 2011 by  
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We started this campaign on 5 Nov 2010 to support The Green Corridor proposal by the Nature Society (Singapore), and our aims were to:

  1. Gather support for The Green Corridor and unite supporters
  2. Show the government that there is public interest and support for The Green Corridor
  3. Archive stories, photos and videos on the railway and The Green Corridor

We supported the proposal because we feel that it would improve Singapore’s long-term resilience through creating more opportunities in preserving our shared memories and creating our shared vision.

On 1 Jul, URA announced that it “will comprehensively review and chart the development plans for the former railway lands and their surrounding areas. As part of its review, the URA will study the possibility of marrying development and greenery, such as applying innovative strategies to maintain a continuous green link along the rail corridor without affecting the development potential of the lands.” Read more

Public works and future plans for former railway land [Press Releases]

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Singapore Land Authority and Urban Redevelopment Authority, 1 Jul 2011.

The lands previously occupied by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) for railway use have been vested in the Singapore Government with effect from 1 July 2011.

As agreed with Malaysia, Singapore will remove the tracks and ancillary structures of the KTM railway and hand them over to Malaysia. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will commence these removal works as well as conduct maintenance works around the various railway sites shortly.

Public Can Access the Railway Tracks

Nevertheless, in response to requests for an opportunity for the public to trek along and experience the tracks, the SLA will be staging its works. From 1 Jul 2011 to 17 Jul 2011, the entire line of railway tracks will be open to public for 2 weeks, except for some localised areas.

After 17 Jul 2011, a 3km stretch of railway tracks from Rifle Range Road to the Rail Mall will continue to be open to the public till 31 Jul 2011. Read more