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

‘Rail Corridor’ endorsed by consultation group to be final project name

October 3, 2011 by  
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Minister of State (MOS) for National Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin announced today during a visit to the Re-imagining the Rail Corridor exhibition that the ‘Rail Corridor’ (铁道走廊) will be the final project name for development plans for the former railway land.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) had used ‘Rail Corridor’ as the working name for this project when the former railway land was returned to Singapore on 1 July 2011. A website was launched on the same day to gather feedback and ideas from the public in shaping the future development plans for the former railway land, including suggestions for a name for the project.

A total of 158 suggestions on the project name were received on the website as at the closing date on 31 July 2011. “Rail Corridor’ was one of the top three most suggested project names received. The other two project names were ‘Rail Trail’ and ‘Green Corridor’. Read more