Railway track along Upper Bukit Timah Road

July 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Recreation, Stories, Transport

By Andy Lee, 28 Jun 2011.

Last Sun, Daddy brought Wei to participate in a railway trek along Upper Bukit Timah. Organized by TheGreenCorridor, who hope more people will be aware of Singapore’s rich Flora and Fauna Railway corridor.

There are three treks available – “Old Jurong Line”, “Upper Bukit Timah”, and “Bukit Timah”. Over 100 participants met up at RailMall for our Upper Bukit Timah adventure. Jerome (the train-guru from The LongAndWindingRoad blog) will be our guide today. This will be the last weekend trek, before KTM ends it’s runs on 30Jun2011. Read more

Thank You Walk [31 Jul]

July 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Events

Sunday, 31 July, 9am – 11am;

Location: Bukit Timah Train Station to Rail Mall (meet at platform opposite station);

We started this Facebook page in Nov last year to gather support for Nature Society’s proposal on The Green Corridor. Since then, we have 7,700+ people and 37 businesses and organisations supporting The Green Corridor. Thank you for all your support!

Earlier this month, the government agreed to “plan our urban development along the railway track to keep a green spine for nature and leisure, without compromising the developmental potential of the railway lands”. The government is also in the process of engaging interest groups in this planning stage, including consultations with Nature Society and us. We will continue to work with the authorities to realise The Green Corridor and reflect your views. Big thanks to Minister Khaw, BG Tan, MND, URA and NParks!

We would like to thank all of you for helping to spread the word and documenting our shared memories through your photos, videos, letters, blogs and comments! We believe everyone’s efforts helped to nudge the government in doing the right thing. Read more

Parts of KTM railway to be retained

July 23, 2011 by  
Filed under News

By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 23 Jul 2011.

Some sections of the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) railway tracks will be retained, the Nature Society and other heritage interest groups said yesterday.

They emerged from a meeting with government agencies to report that sections of the track at the now-defunct Tanjong Pagar and Bukit Timah railway stations, and those on two steel bridges at Dunearn Road and the Rail Mall, will be kept under existing plans to conserve the stations.

The civic society groups did not, however, have information on the length of these conserved sections. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) confirmed the information following the meeting the groups had with Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin and representatives from the Ministry of National Development and its associated agencies.

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Source: The Straits Times via Wildsingapore

Walking route from Choa Chu Kang Road to Rail Mall

July 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps

Here’s a map of A Rail Ran Through It – Walking route from Choa Chu Kang Road to Rail Mall, which includes good photo-taking spots. Thanks to the great effort from CY Leong!

Download high-res map of Walking route from Choa Chu Kang Road to Rail Mall (548.69 kB)

(Maps attributed to OneMap by SLA, http://www.onemap.sg/index.html)

Walking route from Rail Mall to Bukit Timah Train Station

July 2, 2011 by  
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Here’s a map of the Bukit Timah Greenway – Walking route from Rail Mall to Bukit Timah Train Station, which includes good photo-taking spots. Thanks to the great effort from CY Leong!

Download high-res map of Walking route from Rail Mall to Bukit Timah Train Station (v1.2) (510.29 kB)

(Maps attributed to OneMap by SLA, http://www.onemap.sg/index.html)

The Green Corridor walk along Upper Bukit Timah Road [26 Jun]

June 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Events

Sunday, June 26, 8 – 11am, Rail Mall to Choa Chu Kang.

Jerome Lim, the author of the excellent and popular blog, The Long and Winding Road, will lead this walk. Check out his heritage stories and photos at http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/.

Time: 0800 (meeting time) to 1100 (estimated ending time)

Starting point will be at Rail Mall (http://goo.gl/maps/exSd), Upper Bt Timah Rd – meet at section of mall close to the black truss bridge (there are two north bound trains scheduled to pass around 0732 and 0817)

Public Transport:
Upp Bt Timah Rd Bus Stop 43051 (Opp The Rail Mall) or 43059 (The Rail Mall)

Bus Services:
67, 75, 170, 171, 178, 184, 961, 961C

Highlights:
(1) Truss bridge at Upper Bukit Timah Road
(2) Girder Bridge at Hillview Avenue
(3) Gated Level Crossing / KTM Huts at Gombak Drive
(4) Widest Level Crossing ay Choa Chu Kang Road / Site of the former Bukit Panjang Railway Station
plus some interesting (non railway related) landmarks along the way

Register through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=156845524386200.

If you’re not a Facebook user, just indicate your interest in the comments section below, and turn up on that day.