03 Jul '11, 1am

Hundreds turn up to walk 26km railway track between Woodlands & Tg Pagar after authorities allow public access

Hundreds turn up to walk 26km railway track between Woodlands & Tg Pagar after authorities allow public access

A man enjoying the greenery along the railway track at Upper Bukit Timah yesterday. The public will have access to most of the 26km track for two weeks. -- ST PHOTOS: SAM CHIN View more photos IT WAS a scene Singapore has never witnessed: Scores of people strolling along the railway tracks that run from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar. On Saturday, a day after the authorities announced that it would allow the public access to most of the 26km track for two weeks, hundreds of people turned up at different sections of the route throughout the day. The Nature Society (Singapore) led an organised walk, with about 60 of its members trekking 6km from Bukit Timah to Ten Mile Junction. Mr Leong Kwok Peng, vice-president of the society, said: 'I think the turnout is fantastic. You can easily see hundreds of people milling around the area when you look down both ends of the tracks.' Arme...

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