|Approaching Bukit Timah Station|
At the Bukit Timah Station, we were greeted by a group of rail enthusiasts who were waiting to photograph the passing of the 1pm train from Tanjong Pagar Station.
A work trolley came by to remove the mileage sign from the station. We waited a while to see what was happening but eventually we moved on along the trail beside the railway track.
|A work trolley coming in from Tanjong Pagar|
After the train passed we moved onto the track proper as there was no more trail for us to walk on. We walked along the track until Alexandra Road where we got onto the roads because we got tired of treading the granite stones. Walking on the stones and sleepers was uncomfortable but manageable but after a few kilometres we had enough for the day - also we were not sure of the reception at Tanjong Pagar Station as CIQ was still in force and we were technically on Malaysian soil as a quirk of history have their CIQ at Tanjong Pagar Station deep within Singapore. This would be moved to Woodlands after midnight.
|The last 1.30pm train from Tanjong Pagar|
Along the way we passed the remains of a dog skeleton, a dead monitor lizard and also a snake.
At Alexandra Road, we climbed up the slope on the left bank to surface at the road crossing. From here we continued along Depot Road, Lower Delta Road and Kampong Bahru Road. At Keppel Road, we took a bus and alighted 2 bus stops later at the Tanjong Pagar Station. Here we found crowds of nostalgia seeking people waiting for the next train to leave for Johor Bahru.
|At Tanjong Pagar Station|
Railway Track from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar video.
Railway Track from Mandai to Bukit Timah Station
Walking the Green Corridor Former KTM Railway Track
Railway Track from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar route.
View Railway Track-Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar in a larger map
Must see blogs:
Most entertaining and informative rail blog http://thelongnwindingroad.wordpress.com/
Chun See's blog on Singapore's past http://goodmorningyesterday.blogspot.com/