Railway track along Upper Bukit Timah Road

July 30, 2011 by admin  
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

Crowds come out for KTM line’s final days

July 2, 2011 by admin  
Filed under News

By Rachel Chan, mypaper, 27 Jun 11.

Passengers have been packing the trains from Singapore to Johor Baru, while foodies have thronged the food stalls in Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

Less than a week before the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) trains cease operations from Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, Singaporeans are turning out in droves to visit the Malayan Railway lands here.

Passengers have been packing the trains from Singapore to Johor Baru, while foodies have thronged the food stalls in Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

And yesterday, more than 100 people embarked on one last weekend stroll along the railway tracks in Upper Bukit Timah Road. The group started the 3km walk from the truss bridge in Upper Bukit Timah Road at 8am, moving on to highlights such as the girder bridge in Hillview Avenue, the gated level crossing and KTM staff huts in Gombak Drive, before ending at the level crossing in Choa Chu Kang Road.

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Source: mypaper via Wildsingapore

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

June 21, 2011 by admin  
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.