Monday, September 15, 2014

50 ways to the Rail Corridor

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By Melody Zaccheus, melodyz@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
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Mock-up of how access points may look like
PHOTO: Mock-up of how access points may look like
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SINGAPORE - Cyclists here could one day start their ride along the scenic 24km Rail Corridor from 50 different entry points.

This would involve building pavements, staircases and bridges that connect to nearby office compounds, housing estates and train and bus stations along the Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands corridor.



There are currently four access points to the scenic 24km Rail Corridor.


PHOTO: There are currently four access points to the scenic 24km Rail Corridor.
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According to the Urban Redevelopment Authority, there are four access points today. These are the southern end of Rail Mall; the slope near Hindhede Road; the slope near Rifle Range Road and from the railway bridge on Bukit Timah Road. It is one of several ideas to "enhance liveability in Singapore" which are now on show at the URA Centre's Singapore City Gallery.



The progress of the track removal and green corridor replanting at the KTM Bukit Timah railway <br><br>station in 2011.


PHOTO: The progress of the track removal and green corridor replanting at the KTM Bukit Timah railway station in 2011.
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The exhibition called Re:Imagining Cities - Urban Design Research in Singapore features ideas from the Singapore University of Technology and Design's (SUTD) City Form Lab and Singapore-ETH Centre's Future Cities Laboratory.

Some of the proposed access points by the SUTD team include the intersections between Henderson Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway; Commonwealth Avenue West and North Buona Vista Road; and Upper Bukit Timah Road and Petir Road.



The tracks have been removed and grass planted on the former rail corridor


PHOTO: The tracks have been removed and grass planted on the former rail corridor
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These nodes were selected based on the number of residents and office workers they can serve, said Dr Andres Sevtsuk, the director of City Form Lab.

Said Dr Sevtsuk: "There are around 8,000 businesses found within a 1km buffer around the Rail Corridor. Their employees could benefit from the Rail Corridor by biking or walking to work."



The URA has been seeking ideas and suggestions from the public and interest groups since 2012 on how the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway land can be best used.


PHOTO: The URA has been seeking ideas and suggestions from the public and interest groups since 2012 on how the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway land can be best used.
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The URA has been seeking ideas and suggestions from the public and interest groups since 2012 on how the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu railway land can be best used.

Other ideas on show at the exhibition, which will run till Oct 8, include plans to rejuvenate Singapore's historic districts, such as the densely packed Rochor district.



Some of the proposed access points by the SUTD team include the intersections between Henderson Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway; Commonwealth Avenue West and North Buona Vista Road; and Upper Bukit Timah Road and Petir Road.


PHOTO: Some of the proposed access points by the SUTD team include the intersections between Henderson Road and the Ayer Rajah Expressway; Commonwealth Avenue West and North Buona Vista Road; and Upper Bukit Timah Road and Petir Road.
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One suggestion is to replace the individual air-conditioning units along the backlanes of shophouses between Serangoon Road and Lembu Road in Little India with a central system.

This could help free up space for commercial activities such as alfresco dining while being more energy efficient, said Professor Kees Christiaanse of the Future Cities Laboratory.



These nodes were selected based on the number of residents and office workers they can serve, said Dr Andres Sevtsuk, the director of City Form Lab.


PHOTO: These nodes were selected based on the number of residents and office workers they can serve, said Dr Andres Sevtsuk, the director of City Form Lab.
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Another idea is to build a community centre in Farrer Park that can serve as a space for the area's two "intersecting populations" - the thousands of foreign workers who are there on weekends and the expected influx of medical tourists who are set to throng Connexion, an upcoming hospital and hotel complex.

By Melody Zaccheus, melodyz@sph.com.sg, The Straits Times, Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
The Straits Times, Singapore University of Technology and Design's City Form Lab


This would involve building pavements, staircases and bridges that connect to nearby office compounds, housing estates and train and bus stations along the Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands corridor.

PHOTO: This would involve building pavements, staircases and bridges that connect to nearby office compounds, housing estates and train and bus stations along the Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands corridor.
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 There are around 8,000 businesses found within a 1km buffer around the Rail Corridor. Their employees could benefit from the Rail Corridor by biking or walking to work.


PHOTO: Said Dr Sevtsuk: "There are around 8,000 businesses found within a 1km buffer around the Rail Corridor. Their employees could benefit from the Rail Corridor by biking or walking to work."
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 The former railway corridor near the old Bukit Timah station


PHOTO: The former railway corridor near the old Bukit Timah station
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Hikers like this corridor when going to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and its summit.


PHOTO: Hikers like this corridor when going to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and its summit.
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 The railway corridor near the old Bukit Timah station. Cyclist and runner would paired up to compete with other pairs, running and cycling along the railway tracks (24 km x 2).


PHOTO: The railway corridor near the old Bukit Timah station. Cyclist and runner would paired up to compete with other pairs, running and cycling along the railway tracks (24 km x 2).
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 The small towers on top of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit in the distant skyline among the trees. This is one of the entry points at the moment, and is accessible from the remaining rails across Bukit Timah and Dunearn Road.


PHOTO: The small towers on top of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit in the distant skyline among the trees. This is one of the entry points at the moment, and is accessible from the remaining rails across Bukit Timah and Dunearn Road.
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 The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
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  The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Picture taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:20:12 PM (Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
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 The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
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 From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry


PHOTO: From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry
Picture taken on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:41:45 PM
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 From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry


PHOTO: From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry
Picture taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:35:47 PM (Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
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From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry


PHOTO: From the railway, side-tracked towards the Singapore Quarry
Picture taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:36:27 PM (Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
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 Climbing to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit (163.63 m) from Dairy farm route


PHOTO: Climbing to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit (163.63 m) from Dairy farm route
Picture taken on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:06:03 PM
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 Climbing to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit (163.63 m) from Dairy farm route


PHOTO: Climbing to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve's summit (163.63 m) from Dairy farm route
Picture taken on Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:08:37 PM
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 On the slope of the main road up to the summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: On the slope of the main road up to the summit of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
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 The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Picture taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:20:45 PM (Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
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The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve


PHOTO: The railway corridor near Hindhede Road, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Picture taken on Monday, July 28, 2014, 4:20:53 PM (Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
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PHOTO: Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - Main Road to Summit
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