New access point at Rail Corridor will connect Holland Green Linear Park to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

The Rail Corridor will have a total of nine access points at its central stretch.

Ashley Tan | July 11, 2021, 12:44 PM

The Rail Corridor has been a popular hiking trail since the reopening of its central stretch in March earlier this year.

Since then, crowds have flocked to the area to stroll, hike, cycle and simply take in the wondrous greenery.

Visitors to the area should thus be glad to find out that a new access point will be built along the Rail Corridor.

Residents have been requesting for more access

The National Parks Board (NParks) shared that habitat restoration works were carried out to create this access point.

Residents living near the Rail Corridor have been asking for more access points so that they can enter the trail more safely and conveniently, Minister for National Development Desmond Lee said in a Facebook post.

The new trail will allow visitors to easily hike from Holland Green Linear Park directly to Bukit Timah Nature Reserve via the Rail Corridor.

Photo from Desmond Lee / FB

With the addition of this new access point, there will be a total of nine access points to the central stretch of the Rail Corridor.

The new access point is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2022.

On July 1, Lee, along with MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher de Souza and members of the nature community, planted 10 groves of trees to celebrate 10 years of community partnership and stewardship for the Rail Corridor.

More trees were also planted near Holland Green Linear Park, which will enhance ecological connectivity between the corridor and other green spaces.

Photo from Desmond Lee / FB

You can read NParks' full post here.

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