1. What is the timeline of completion for the 24km Rail Corridor?
The public can start to enjoy Rail Corridor (Central) from 2021, with trail enhancements to be completed first by end-2019.
There will be track improvements along the Rail Corridor, and visitors can look forward to continuous connectivity along the entire 24 km by 2021.
2. How will the feedback and suggestions gathered during this exhibition and public engagement be used?
The artist’s impressions shown in the exhibition are not the final design, and they will be refined and improved further with the ideas and suggestions received during the public engagement.
3. Will the railway structures and buildings within Rail Corridor (Central) be retained?
The former Bukit Timah Railway Station and two steel truss bridges in the Bukit Timah area are conserved structures. They will be sensitively restored, so that the public can continue to enjoy them safely.
The conserved Bukit Timah Railway Station and its ancillary buildings will be repurposed as community buildings, for Rail Corridor users to visit and learn more about Singapore’s railway history. The BTRS building will be transformed into a heritage gallery and the Station Master’s Quarters will be converted into a F B site.
The railway girdle bridge across Hindhede Road will also be retained and protected for safer crossing.
4. Will the entire area of Rail Corridor (Central) be closed in light of development works?
We will provide more details nearer to the start of works for Rail Corridor (Central).
5. Can anyone be a Friend of Rail Corridor?
Yes, anyone can sign up to be part of the Friends of Rail Corridor community at the exhibition or online.