There was a recent announcement by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the National Parks Board (NPB) on that enhancement works for Bukit Railway Station. It is going to begin next year.
There was a community event at the station at which Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong shared:
Rail Corridor Announcement by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA)
• Friends of Rail Corridor will be leading the community. They will activate reopened corridors of rail stretches along its southern half.
• The Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor, which would be a new linear park. This park would be elevated above the Bukit Timah Canal.
Bukit Timah Railway Station Elections
Early 2020 will be an important year as former railway station and its surrounding as community node enhancement would begin. Works such as:
• Tuss bridges restoration
• Habitat enhancements
• New pedestrian underpass at Hindhede
• Improvement to trails
Enhancement on Rail Corridor Projects
This is to enhance Rail Corridor. It had been going for the past two years. The key themes include:
• Biodiversity and Greenery
• Heritage and Culture
Conservation guidelines would be followed to carry out the work. For providing shelter and toilet to the public, there will be the construction of the 8-mile railway platform. It would be near Rail Mall and a rest point to access the Rail Corridor. Buildings would showcase original features of the railway. But, it would be for public enjoyment.
Advisers like Ms. Sim Ann, Mr. Christopher de Souza, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, and Mr. Liang Eng Hwa were with Minister Lawrence Wong at the event. To mark the enhancement works of community node, they planted Mangifera caesia trees. It is expected for the enhancement works to be completed in phases by 2021.
Friends of Rail Corridor
There will be more opportunities for community activities by 2020. Friends of Rail Corridor are playing an active role, which has assisted the elderly, wheel-chair users, and families with strollers. Get more information on friends of the rail corridor and there is a sign-up option for public members who are interested in a contribution for Rail Corridor enhancement. The Rail Corridor will be located near to Avenue South Residence by UOL Group at Silat Avenue.
Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor
This park is going to add beauty to the recreational connections of Singapore. These connections are going to add adventure in public’s life as they would be able to explore more options and opportunities to explore the city.
The recreational connections in Singapore include:
• Rail Corridor
• Round Island Route
• Coast-to-Coast Trail
Bukit Timah-Rochor Green Corridor is expected to be a journey through a riverine forest and will connect to Rail Corridor. The construction is expected to begin in 2021. The first phase comprises 1.4 km and stretches to Elm Avenue from the Rail Corridor. It is expected to be 11 km in total and extended to Kallang Riverside Park.