A railway track in Jurong that’s long forgotten by many.
There’s a ‘Hidden’ Jurong Railway Track That’s Open to Public to Explore
Called the Lost Railway to Jurong, the 14-km long railway tracks, which was completed back in 1965, used to ferry cargo from Malaysia to the industrial area in Jurong.
Back in the past, trains were used to move big amounts of goods and raw materials to industrial areas.
The main line of the railway, also known as the North-South Line, started from Malaysia and cut through Singapore to Bukit Timah railway station.
The Jurong Line carried cargoes from Malaysia to the industrial area in Jurong.
The currently-conserved Bukit Timah railway station was the beginning of the Jurong Line.
Trains used to travel between warehouses, refineries and plants before ending at one of the ports in the area.
However, the importance of this track began declining due to lesser use until, in the late 1980s, the tracks were retired after the Ayer-Rajah Expressway (AYE) was built.
In 1992, the service was stopped and in 1993, the Jurong Railway Station was demolished.
A Facebook user, Ho Ee Kid, uploaded images of the lost railway, including a 1-km section which was removed in the mid-90s.
Vegetation has grown over the signs of anything man-made but if you were to take a closer look, you can still spot signs of the railway track.
Other interesting sights that members of the public can expect include the railway tunnel below Clementi Road
The entrance is apparently located behind the bus stop opposite Maju Camp, so you might want to take a look when you’re going for your IPPT / IPT / RT there.
Two bridges can also be spotted if you’re exploring along the Jurong Line.
A short cast-iron bridge along Sunset Way
And an iron bridge almost ten metres tall over Sungei Ulu Pandan.
Do make sure to be careful when you’re there, though, because it’s been decades and the metal and wood materials might’ve deteriorated until they’re no longer safe to walk on.
Although, there were allegedly some signs of maintenance on the bridge.
You can visit the tracks on your day off but just remember, safety first.
You can read Ho’s Facebook post in full below:
Featured Image: Facebook (Ho Ee Kid)