03 Mar '11, 9am

On July 1, KTM will vacate its Tanjong Pagar station and move its operations to the Woodlands checkpoint.

On July 1, KTM will vacate its Tanjong Pagar station and move its operations to the Woodlands checkpoint.

With the landmark land swop deal signed in September 2010, the two countries finally resolved the issue of Malayan Railway land in Singapore, originally set aside for joint development in the Points of Agreement (POA), signed in 1990. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN ON JULY 1, Malayan Railway (KTM) will vacate its Tanjong Pagar station and move its operations to the Woodlands checkpoint, a date decided upon in breakthrough talks between Malaysia and Singapore in 2010. 'This is a firm deadline,' emphasised Foreign Minister George Yeo in Parliament on Thursday. He added that a schedule for implementing the move has been drawn up and some work has begun. Speaking during the budget debate for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Yeo also told MPs that plans for areas along the railway line, including the re-development of Silat estate and the expansion of the One-North business pa...

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