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Rail Corridor

A Community Space & Beyond

The Rail Corridor is a former railway line that stretches 24km north to south of Singapore. The future Woodlands North Coast and Greater Southern Waterfront areas will be linked by this trans-island green artery. Now a “green corridor”, it will be transformed into a community space that links 1 million people within 1km of the Rail Corridor. When the Rail Corridor is connected by 2021, it will spur the development of surrounding lands and rejuvenation of older districts.

Community Nodes

Explore the various community nodes along the Rail Corridor below:

Kranji
Located across Kranji MRT station, the node can be the start of the Rail Corridor journey for both residents and workers in the north.
Stagmont Ring
The node can feature urban farming and a beautified Pang Sua Canal.
Choa Chu Kang
High-density housing integrated with the lush greenery of the Rail Corridor and a revitalised Pang Sua Canal.
4km Rail Corridor Central
This stretch will be completed by 2021.
Rifle Range Nature Park
Highlights include a former quarry restored as a freshwater habitat, improved hiking trails and habitat enhancements for wildlife.
Bukit Timah Railway Station
The building will be restored to serve as a heritage gallery and base for community activities.
Former Station Master’s Quarters
The building will be conserved and adapted for suitable amenities.
Buona Vista
The node will be integrated with the future business park and Art Space underneath Commonwealth Ave West for sports, community and cultural events.
Silat
The upcoming residential development will have an access park leading to the Rail Corridor when completed by 2023.
Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
To complement the station as a multi-functional community building, the car park will be converted into an attractive lawn for large-scale events.

Establish

Northern Hub for New Jobs and Recreation

Singapore Racecourse together with the Kranji node will become a new recreational hub for those living in the north. Sungei Kadut will also be refreshed and house the Agri-Food Innovation Park (AFIP) cluster to support the growth of existing and new businesses in a more sustainable, clean and green setting. 

Artist’s Impressions of TrendSpace © JTC Corporation
Artist’s Impressions of TimMac © JTC Corporation
Sungei Kadut
New high-rise hubs such as Trendspace for furniture industry players, and TimMac for metal, machinery and timber industries will feature flexible spaces to foster synergies and collaborations.

Singapore Racecourse
Singapore Racecourse will see the injection of a broad range of recreational activities for all to enjoy.
Aerial view of Rail Corridor and Singapore Racecourse © Tote Board

Connect

New Gateways into Nature & Heritage Attractions

The completion of the Coast-to-Coast trail, Rifle Range Nature Park and the Rail Corridor will spur rejuvenation of the former Bukit Timah Fire Station and Beauty World as gateways into the surrounding nature and heritage attractions. The public can also look forward to the opening of the nearby Hume MRT Station along Downtown Line to access these attractions.

Aerial view of Bukit Timah Fire Station and connections to surrounding parks
Bukit Timah Fire Station
The conserved Fire Station and site will feature a visitor centre, nature, heritage, sports, adventure, F&B uses as well as connect to Bukit Batok Nature Park via an elevated pedestrian bridge.
Aerial View of Future Developments at Beauty World
Artist's Impression of Future Development at Upper Bukit Timah Road
Beauty World
Future developments at Beauty World will add to street-level activities and inject vibrancy to the area. Lush landscaping will also enhance the walking experience to the Rail Corridor and nearby nature attractions.   

 

Rejuvenate

New Homes & Work Places in Queenstown

The Rail Corridor passes through Queenstown, Singapore’s first satellite town. The area will be transformed with injection of new housing, community green spaces and Business Parks. Rail Corridor will be at the heart of community life and businesses.

Alexandra Hospital
New healthcare facilities and green public spaces will be integrated with the Rail Corridor.
Queensway
New housing, commercial and community spaces will be injected.
Tanglin Halt
The area will be redeveloped sensitively to retain its sense of place and memory.
One-north
New business park developments will integrate with the Rail Corridor, providing vibrant recreational spaces for workers and residents.

Reference: Rail Corridor, URA

Forett at Bukit Timah Official Launch
Saturday, 31 October 2020
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