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.

Station statistics
Address Bukit Timah, Singapore.
Coordinates 1°20′03″N 103°46′52″E
Lines Formerly KTM Intercity
Platforms 1 side platform.
Tracks 3
Parking None
Other information
Opened 1903

(original Tank Road line station) 16 September 2011 (reopened as conserved building)

Closed 1 July 2011

(as a railway station)

Rebuilt 1932
Owned by Singapore Land Authority

Bukit Timah Railway Station was a railway station (now a conserved recreational building) and crossing loop in Singapore, owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main railway operator in Malaysia.

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.[citation needed] It is opposed and lamented by many as representing a great loss of heritage and travel convenience.[citation needed] 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.[1]

2010 train derailmentModifier

[2][3]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.

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