Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was a railway station located in downtown Singapore along Keppel Road. It was first opened on 3 May 1932 as part of the new line from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar via Tanglin and Alexandra. On 1 July 2011, in accordance with the Malaysia–Singapore Points of Agreement Supplement 2010, the station closed along with the rest of the Singapore railway south of Woodlands Train Checkpoint.

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was used for passenger traffic only throughout its operational period, with freight trains either heading to the adjacent Kampong Bahru yard or the short-lived Keppel Terminal wharves branch before the AYE was built. Maintenance is done at Kampong Bahru yard for all trains.

Today, the Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is closed to facilitate its redevelopment into a multi-functional community space and Cantonment MRT Station which will run under the former platforms.

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Details

Address: 30 Keppel Road, Singapore 089059
Former Owner: KTM Berhad
Current Owner: Singapore Land Authority
Platform Level: Ground
Platform Layout: Side and Bay Platforms
Opened: 3 May 1932
Closed: 1 July 2011

Station Layout

2F: Station Hotel (disused)
1F: Train Platforms, Canteens, Bookshop, Ticket Counters, Waiting Area, First Class Lounge, Kiriman Ekspres Office, Driveway

Platforms

Platform 1: Arrival Platform and headshunt

Platform 2: Departure Platform and headshunt
Platform 3: Departure Bay Platform and headshunt

Concourse

The spacious concourse had a high ceiling and plenty of seating area. The ticket counter was the centerpiece of the concourse. The middle part of the seating area was taken up by the Tourism Malaysia kampung house about a year before the closure till the end.

Key Station Amenities

M. Hasan Railway Station Canteen

There was a canteen beside the headshunt on Platform 1, popular for its Nasi Lemak, Bandung, Nasi Ayam and Chapati, with an occasional Ramly Burger stall. At night, a seafood stall brings in the crowds to the car park behind. This canteen was an institution.

M. Hasan 2 Railway Food Station

There was also a canteen in the station hall, famous for its Nasi Briyani.

Kampong Kitchen

There was a small canteen on the Keppel Road side in the modern times just before the station’s closure.

Habib Railway Book Store

While started out as a book store, during the era just before the station closed, Habib Railway Book Store operated as a licensed money changer and sold packaged snacks and small Singapore souvenir items instead.

Kiriman Ekspres Office

An alternative to traditional postage, you could opt for Kiriman Ekspres overnight delivery to major railway stations in Malaysia. A parcel van was attached to Mail trains (defunct), and overnight trains. This service has since been rebranded to KTMD and offers faster services by ETS Kiriman Pantas or by road.

Exits

Keppel Road Main Driveway and Taxi Stand Exit: Keppel Road, Customs Operations Command

Keppel Road Kiriman Ekspres Office Exit: Keppel Road, Bus Stop

Spottiswoode Park Road Exit (behind M. Hasan Railway Station Canteen): Spottiswoode Park Road, Everton Road, surrounding HDB estate

Public Transport Connections

Bus

Public buses operate on the main Keppel Road.

Taxi

A taxi stand was available beside the main driveway.

MRT

While having a similar name, Tanjong Pagar MRT Station was a 15-minute walk away. A bus transfer was recommended.

KTM Southern Line Stations

The line names described here is only to classify stations into lists on RailTravel Station due to the fluidity of line names in official timetables. They are in no way meant to represent the actual line name which may or may not be used by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies. The line names described on RailTravel Station should not be taken as an official name, and the official name provided by KTM Berhad, Ministry of Transport (Malaysia), Ministry of Finance Malaysia, Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) or any other relevant companies and/or agencies should always take precedence.

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