Rail Corridor (North) opens with new nature trail & lookout deck, offering 21km of connectivity from Kranji to Spooner Rd.
The Rail Corridor (North) opened marking more than 21km of seamless connectivity for visitors along the Rail Corridor. You can now explore Rail Corridor from opposite Kranji MRT station to Spooner Road – all the way from north to south with this new opening. There are now more than 30 access paths connecting neighboring residents and communities to the Rail Corridor!
12 new access paths have been added to the Rail Corridor (North) to enhance the connectivity with neighbouring communities as well as other green spaces such as the newly completed Kranji-Mandai Park Connector.
Located opposite Kranji MRT station, the new Kranji node features a 250 m rustic nature trail and next to it, a 2,000 sqm events field suitable for community events. This area also features an enhanced trail that connects you to the central and southern sections of the Rail Corridor, whether you are walking or cycling.
Native terrestrial forest, back mangrove, and coastal species have been planted along Rail Corridor (North) to retain the rustic and natural charm of the Rail Corridor.
From Kranji to Hillview
Close to 6 km of trail enhancements between Kranji MRT station and Hillview MRT station complete over 21 km of continuous North-South connectivity along the Rail Corridor.
The Rail Corridor is part of overall plans to curate a 360 km island-wide network of recreational routes, which will contribute towards enabling every household to live within a 10-minute walk of a park by 2030.
Hillview Bridge and Enhancements
The new Hillview Bridge replaces the old girder bridge serving the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Railway Line between Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia, which was dismantled in 2011. The bridge allows pedestrian to cross between Hillview Road and along the Rail Corridor. Railway tracks were embedded into the flooring of the bridge to remind visitors of the Rail Corridor’s history as a railway.
Just a short walk away from the new Hillview Bridge, the approximately 6 m-high lookout deck at the Hillview node offers fresh air and great views against the scenic backdrop of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Dairy Farm Nature Park.
In addition, the existing pedestrian overhead bridge along Upper Bukit Timah Road has been extended to connect directly to the Rail Corridor. This provides anyone who needs a break for food and water with more direct and convenient access to the amenities at The Rail Mall, without you having to cross the at-grade pedestrian crossing along Upper Bukit Timah Road!
Nature lovers can look forward to more amenities along the Rail Corridor like toilets and shelters by mid-2023.
Moreover, there will be an addition of a new community node at Buona Vista and spaces for sports, community and cultural events that connect with the existing features along the Rail Corridor, like the arts space under North Buona Vista Road viaduct.
The widely anticipated reopening of the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station expected after 2026.
The Rail Corridor is open 24/7. However, as it is an important ecological corridor, the Rail Corridor is not lit at night to facilitate nocturnal wildlife movement. Lighting is only provided at certain access points, and at Bukit Timah Railway Station community node.
Getting to Rail Corridor (North)
To Kranji Node
- By bus: 160, 170, 170X, 178, 925, 925M960, 961, 961M Alight opposite Kranji MRT Station
- By MRT: Alight at Kranji MRT Station Upon exiting the MRT station, cross the pedestrian overhead bridge
- By car: Parking is available at Singapore Turf Club. Parking charges may apply.
To Hillview Bridge
- By bus: 67, 75, 170, 176, 178, 184, 961, 961M, 963, 970 Alight at Hillview Station
- By MRT: Alight at Hillview MRT Station, Exit B Upon exiting the MRT station, turn right and walk along the ramp leading to Rail Corridor
- By car: Parking is available at The Rail Mall. Parking charges may apply.
*Photo Credits: NParks