Monday, July 11, 2011

KTM Bukit Timah Railway Station and Railway Tracks

Yesterday I went to take a short walk along the KTM railway tracks, which will only be opened until this Sunday (the stretch between Rifle Range Road and the Rail Mall until end of the month). Not going to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Yes, we can always see railway tracks elsewhere but walking on the tracks safely without worrying about oncoming trains, this will be the only chance.

I started from the Railway Bridge at Bukit Timah Road (near King Albert Park McDonald's). It was so crowded on a Sunday morning. I was taking photos of people instead of the bridge! Guess it is one of the most popular photo-taking spot. I have to admit, I never knew it was a railway bridge when passing by that area!

This is the Bukit Timah Railway Station. It will be conserved.

The KTM railway tracks and scenery. Look at the crowd. There were families, children, elderly, people coming from all parts of Singapore, it was like a big Singapore gathering. Very fun! I just took photos around that area and not trekking along the tracks. It was not easy to walk on the tracks filled with stones and pebbles. Did anyone ask why train tracks are filled with so many stones? I think it is for supporting and stabilizing the tracks and provide drainage.

If you want to walk along the railway tracks, here's a good map guide and suggested walking routes.