Re-Imagining the Rail Corridor

September 12, 2011 by  
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Re-imagining The Rail Corridor is envisioned as a series of events dedicated to enhancing the public awareness and understanding of the tract of KTM railway land recently returned to Singapore. The events comprise of an exhibition, a design workshop and a public forum, intended to explore, encourage and develop creative ideas for incorporation into the future of the Rail Corridor.

The events revolve around six key themes: Ecology, Heritage, Recreation, Transport, Education and Community Gardening. Through these themes, it hopes to shape our understanding of and give insight to a rare piece of our cultural and natural heritage amidst our urban landscape, and to spark interest in the protection and preservation of this heritage as an extension of our national identity.


Date: 3 Oct – 2 Dec 2011

Time: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 7pm / Saturdays: 8.30am to 5pm / Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Venue: Atrium, URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118

The exhibition will showcase some early ideas from students and design professionals for what the future of the Rail Corridor could become, in a bid to anchor Singaporeans with a stake in their surroundings and to build-up engagement with the public in jointly designing the spaces around us.

Design Workshop

Date: 8 Oct 2011, 9am – 6pm

Venue: 4th storey seminar room, URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069118

The 1-day design workshop seeks to foster the imagination of students, designers and interested members of the public of what the future of the Rail Corridor could become.

There will also be a public critique session at the end of the workshop for a larger public audience to actively engage the workshop participants in the ideas put forward.

Pls pre-register for this design workshop either as a Workshop Participant or as a Workshop Public Critique Participant below.

Workshop Participants (9am – 6pm)

Open for registration below. Limited seats.

*Participants should be preferably available for a site recce and briefing on Sat 1 Oct at 9am.

[Registration closed]


Workshop Public Critique Segment (4.30 – 6pm)

Open for registration below. Limited seats.

*No need to register for this public critique segment if you have already registered for the workshop above.

[Registration closed]

Unbroken green stretch along railway land?

July 2, 2011 by  
Filed under News

By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 2 Jul 2011.

The railway lands that were returned to Singapore yesterday may be kept a continuous green stretch and could even be linked to existing park connectors.

A day after the historic handover of the 26km tract of Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) lands, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said yesterday that it would ‘comprehensively review and chart the development plans’ for the lands and their surrounding areas.

‘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,’ it said in its first statement on the lands, much of which is flanked by unspoilt vegetation.

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Source: The Straits Times via Wildsingapore

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

Chug your way to the railway tracks at Tanjong Pagar

July 2, 2011 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 1 Jul 2011.

The Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah Railway Stations are now shuttered, but they are anything but quiet.

Works are being carried out for the removal of furniture and equipment by KTM and its tenants as well as maintenance works.

As for the railway tracks, they are open from today for those who want to take a walk through the past.

During two weeks from 1-17 July, the entire line of railway tracks, except for some localised areas, will be open says the Singapore Land Authority. This is in response to public requests for an opportunity to trek along and experience the tracks.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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