06 Jan '16, 12pm

S’pore working on ambitious project, revitalising 24km stretch of disused rail corridor https://t.co/jKhnP6ryxS

Singapore is starting work on a one-of-a-kind project on a scale that has not been seen before. The ambitious rails-to-trails project aims to redevelop and revitalise a 24-km (15 miles) stretch of disused rail corridor into a multi-purpose linear park. This former cross-country train line spans the entire nation of Singapore, from Malaysia’s border in the north to the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in the south, cutting through terrain in Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Timah. The former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway line was built during the British colonial period. It was used to transport tin, rubber, and other resources from the Malay Peninsula to the Singapore port. Singapore and Malaysia had initially agreed that the railway would remain under Malaysian control when both countries parted ways in 1965. But due to an agreement reached in 2010, Singapore has regained control of ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2016/01/spore-starting-work-on-ambit...

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