|Bukit Timah Railway Station
Former KTM Intercity station
The still operational Bukit Timah Railway Station, with station building in centre. Together withTanjong Pagar Railway Station, it closed on 1 July 2011.
|Address||Bukit Timah, Singapore.|
|Lines||Formerly KTM Intercity|
|Platforms||1 side platform.|
(original Tank Road line station) 16 September 2011 (reopened as conserved building)
|Closed||1 July 2011
(as a railway station)
|Owned by||Singapore Land Authority|
It opened on the dismantled Tank Road mainline in 1903, was rebuilt on the current Singapore–Johor Bahru KTM Intercity mainline in 1932, until the Jurong Line shut down and it was a crossing loop station in the late 1940s until closure.
The station was a freight interchange for the now defunct Jurong Line from 1965 to the early 1990s.
On 1 July 2011 the line closed following a historic land-swop agreement between the Singapore and Malaysia governments.
Closure on 1 July 2011Modifier
The station, along with the line between Woodlands at the northern edge of Singapore and Tanjong Pagar at the southern end, closed on 1 July 2011. The cessation was done without any public consulation and announced only after the decision had been taken. It is opposed and lamented by many as representing a great loss of heritage and travel convenience. Following the cessation, Singapore has only approximately a kilometre of main railway line, from Woodlands to Johor Bahru across the Straits of Johor.
The station was gazetted as a conserved building on 27 May 2011.
2010 train derailmentModifier
Bukit Timah Railway Station.The locomotive and two passenger coaches of a KTM train bound for Kuala Lumpur derailed near the Bukit Timah station just after 8am on 9 November 2010. None of the 60 passengers on board were injured. As a result of the derailment, all KTM train services on the day of the incident were cancelled, and services the next day were rescheduled.
The station's new beginningModifier
After the railway line from Tanjong Pagar to Bukit Timah was dismantled, the station was reopened by the Singapore Land Authority on 16 September 2011 as a recreational building, part of Singapore's Nature Society and URA's "Rail Corridor" project.