There will be trail enhancement works throughout the 24km Rail Corridor. They will be progressively completed to ensure seamless connection by 2021.
Please note that while the Rail Corridor is opened 24/7, there are no lighting along the Rail Corridor, except at major intersections, to facilitate movement of our nocturnal wildlife.
RAIL CORRIDOR (CENTRAL)
A series of enhancement works along Rail Corridor (Central), spanning about 4 km between Upp Bt Timah truss bridge and Bt Timah truss bridge, was completed in 2021. The enhancement works include improvements to user accessibility, sensitive refurbishment of heritage truss bridges, and restoration of a belt of native forest to enhance the biodiversity and greenery of the Rail Corridor.
Plans to enhance the Bukit Timah Railway Station and its surroundings as a community node include restoring and repurposing the conserved Railway Station as a heritage gallery, planting species that were commonly found in a 1960s kampong, and providing amenities such as toilets and bicycle racks. The enhancement works to the Bukit Timah Railway Station will be complete by mid-2022.
To view the map of the access points of Rail Corridor (Central), please click here.
Trail Enhancement Works between Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge and Opposite Dairy Farm Road
Since early 2020, the stretch of Rail Corridor between Upper Bukit Timah Truss Bridge and opposite Dairy Farm Road has been closed for trail enhancement works. Other than improving the trail itself, several infrastructure works will also be taking place to improve the access to Rail Corridor.
A new steel bridge (where the former KTM bridge sits) over Hillview Road will be built while the existing pedestrian overhead bridge along Upper Bukit Timah Road will be extended to connect directly to the trail along Rail Corridor thus allowing for seamless connection between the Rail Corridor and the Rail Mall. New ramps will also be built at Hume Avenue and Hillview Road for residents and commuters to have direct access to the Rail Corridor.
An observation deck near the Upper Bukit Timah truss bridge will be built to allow visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the Rail Mall against the backdrop of the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
To improve road connectivity in the Hillview estate, LTA will be building a new road extension to connect Hillview Avenue to Upper Bukit Timah Road and Dairy Farm Road and at the same time enhance the nature and recreational connectivity along the Rail Corridor. This road extension would be covered with green roof, thus allowing visitors to the Rail Corridor to have a seamless journey along the Rail Corridor. In addition, there will also be ramps built to provide pedestrians a direct access between Hillview Avenue and Upper Bukit Timah Road.
The works are expected to be completed by Q4 2024.
Closed Stretches of the Rail Corridor
Due to enhancement works along the Rail Corridor, certain stretches have been closed. Diverted routes are available for you to walk along. You may wish to refer to the maps below to guide your journey on the Rail Corridor.