Tanjong Pagar railway station to go in style

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Zakir Hussain and Amresh Gunasingham, The Straits Times, 23 Jun 2011.

The last Malayan Railway (KTM) train will pull out of Tanjong Pagar station a week from today, with as much fanfare as when the first train rumbled in almost 80 years ago.

At the controls will be Johor Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, who obtained his locomotive driving licence last year, KTM and palace officials said yesterday.

The scheduled 10pm departure from Tanjong Pagar will be marked by a KTM-organised send-off party attended by officials, guests and station staff, among others.

At midnight, Singapore will take ownership of the station – which opened in 1932 – following a breakthrough agreement with Malaysia last year.

KTM will then move its operations in Singapore to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint, where it will open a ticketing counter on July 1.

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Source: The Straits Times

Brisk ticket sales before final train leaves KTM station

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Hoe Yeen Nie, TODAY, 23 Jun 2011.

As the day of the last KTM train pulling out of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station draws near, sales of tickets for Malaysia-bound trains departing from the station have been brisk.

At the station yesterday, all the seats for the 8am and 1pm trains were sold out and tickets for today were reportedly gone within half an hour.

Said Mr Teo Juay Tee, who was among the lucky ones to secure a ticket: “I came four times to try to get one and, on the fourth try, I got lucky. I’m already 27-years- old and I’ve never taken the train before, that’s why I’m here to try it out.”

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Source: TODAY

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