Friday, May 27, 2011

Bukit Timah Railway Station officially gazetted as conserved building on Friday

SINGAPORE: The Bukit Timah Railway Station has been officially gazetted as a conserved building.

In a statement, Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority said this follows the gazette of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as a National Monument on April 8 this year.

At their retreat on May 24 last year, the prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia — Lee Hsien Loong and Datuk Seri Najib Razak — announced that the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd (KTMB) station would be relocated from Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint by July 1 this year.

Both Leaders also agreed that the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Passenger Terminal building would be conserved given its historical significance and the old Bukit Timah Railway Station building at Blackmore Drive could also be conserved.

With the relocation of KTMB station from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands, both the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Bukit Timah Railway Station will cease to operate as KTMB railway facilities.

"The Bukit Timah Railway Station is an endearing local landmark and a key building of our railway history. Its conservation serves as a physical reminder of Singapore's role as a transport hub in the region," added the statement

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