04 Mar '11, 1am

July 1 'firm' date for railway station move (via ST iPhone App)

July 1 'firm' date for railway station move (via ST iPhone App)

KTM's Tanjong Pagar station was opened in 1932. The land on which the station and railway tracks in Singapore stand is held by KTM on a 999-year lease. The deadline for KTM to vacate the station in Tanjong Pagar and move its operations to Woodlands checkpoint was decided on in talks between Malaysia and Singapore last year. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE FOREIGN Minister George Yeo said on Thursday the July 1 date for Malayan Railway (KTM) to vacate its Tanjong Pagar station and move its operations to Woodlands checkpoint was 'a firm deadline'. The date was decided on in breakthrough talks between Malaysia and Singapore last year. He also told the House that a schedule for implementing the move had been drawn up and some work had begun. The development of areas along the railway line, including Silat Estate and the expansion of the One-North business park in Buona Vista, will st...

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