27 May 2011
Bukit Timah Railway Station conserved
The Bukit Timah Railway Station has been officially gazetted as a conserved building as of today. This follows the gazette of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station as a National Monument on 8 April 2011.
At their Retreat on 24 May 2010, the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia announced in their Joint Statement that the Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) station would be relocated from Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP) by 1 July 2011. Both Leaders also agreed that the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Passenger Terminal building would be conserved given its historical significance and the old Bukit Timah Railway Station building at Blackmore Drive could also be conserved.
With the relocation of KTMB station from Tanjong Pagar to WTCP by 1 July 2011, both the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and the Bukit Timah Railway Station will then cease to operate as KTMB railway facilities.
The Bukit Timah Railway Station is an endearing local landmark and a key building of our railway history. Its conservation serves as a physical reminder of Singapore’s role as a transport hub in the region.
For more information on conserved buildings, please refer to http://www.ura.gov.sg/conservation/conservation.htm.