Former Railway Station to Open for Christmas Day

This Christmas, the historic former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will open its doors to the public again. The station, gazetted as a national monument in 2011, will be open from 9am to 6pm on Friday (25 Dec).

Visitors are encouraged to take photos, and sketch their impressions of the building and train platforms, said the Singapore Land Authority. Drawings can be left at the ticketing counter and may be displayed at future openings of the station.

Besides hosting events ranging from flea markets to fashion shows, the station has been open to the public every public holiday since Chinese New Year this year.

In October, the Land Transport Authority said parts of the station's platforms will make way for the building of Cantonment MRT station. But it stressed that measures will be taken to integrate the two, with an additional entrance and exit for the MRT station to emerge from between the railway’s platforms.

The railway station, which was the former KTM railway land, also marks the southern end of the Rail Corridor. Last month, the Urban Redevelopment Authority announced winning proposals for the corridor's development, including specific plans for Tanjong Pagar Railway Station.

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Source: “Former railway station to open its doors on Christmas Day” (The Straits Times, 23 Dec 2015)

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