6 Rail Corridor sites earmarked for special attention under URA design plans

6 Rail Corridor sites earmarked for special attention under URA design plans

SINGAPORE - Six locations along the Rail Corridor have been earmarked by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as community and activity nodes, according to its request for proposals issued today.

The URA called for design professionals to conceptualise four activity areas along the Rail Corridor: Buona Vista (near one-north), Bukit Timah Railway Station area, Former Bukit Timah Fire Station, and Kranji (opposite Kranji MRT Station).

In addition to the four areas, URA has designated two locations as special interest areas: The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, and the stretch of the Rail Corridor at Choa Chu Kang that is adjacent to the Sungei Pang Sua Canal.

In its call for proposals, URA highlighted the 'green corridor' as the identity for the Rail Corridor, enhancing the planting and level of biodiversity along its route.

Besides retaining its rail heritage, history, and surrounding features, the Rail Corridor must also allow seamless connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists, URA added.

Shortlisted conceptualisations for the Rail Corridor will be showcased to the public from October to December 2015.

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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