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"The last train has departed..."

This railway line in Singapore stretched from peninsular Malaysia to Singapore's Tanjong Pagar Station (also called Keppel Road railway station) and was owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main railway operator in Malaysia. Now the operating railway station has moved to the newer station (Woodlands) and this corridor of land handed over to Singapore. Henceforth, trains to Malaysia will depart from the Woodlands station and this stretch has been earmarked for redevelopment. 

 

I have taken the train from Tanjong Pagar and have to admit, it does have a feel to it like a throwback to older times, good, cheap fare along the railway stalls and bustling with activitiy every once in a while when trains arrive and depart. The stretch of the  single line tracks before exiting Singapore, took a long route, chugging from the city centre to the north of Singapore through some leafy sections.

 

I suppose this is just another debatable topic: whether to hang on to nostalgic remnants of  the past or to make way for progress and development?

"The last train has departed..."

This railway line in Singapore stretched from peninsular Malaysia to Singapore's Tanjong Pagar Station (also called Keppel Road railway station) and was owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM), the main railway operator in Malaysia. Now the operating railway station has moved to the newer station (Woodlands) and this corridor of land handed over to Singapore. Henceforth, trains to Malaysia will depart from the Woodlands station and this stretch has been earmarked for redevelopment. 

 

I have taken the train from Tanjong Pagar and have to admit, it does have a feel to it like a throwback to older times, good, cheap fare along the railway stalls and bustling with activitiy every once in a while when trains arrive and depart. The stretch of the  single line tracks before exiting Singapore, took a long route, chugging from the city centre to the north of Singapore through some leafy sections.

 

I suppose this is just another debatable topic: whether to hang on to nostalgic remnants of  the past or to make way for progress and development?

comments (12)

I really like this photo with the tracks moving off into infinity.....great angle and depth perception Ayush....petersmile
Progress and development is not always an improvement, just different and a money spinner for a few people
this POV is great as is the DOF in the shot
Very neat perspective.
That is the age old question. PEI has no railway. The rails were removed and a walking trail made across the province.
Yes this has a feeling of sadness to it Ayush, but then to a railway enthusiast like me the closure of any line is sad.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Jul 2011, 15:17
Great POV, I know things change with time, but it is sad smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jul 2011, 06:00
Progress in the States right now would be to start building tracks for high-speed rail service, Ayush. I hope your country doesn't let these tracks fall by the wayside!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jul 2011, 10:10
Hanging on the past? Hey - you wanna live in a cave and catch your girl with a dino femur?
Yes I know that is the wild side, but the question is - where do you want to draw the borderline, for 'go' or 'no go'.
I do believe one should not spend, just to spend. If thee is going to be no definite improvement, rather give the money in a constructive way to those who are in need.
This is The shot of the Day!
Well done!
Railway lines always seem to tell a story, nice capture.
very good perspective, seems like there is some story inside this empty track ,quite sad feelings which give some depth to human being and force to think a lot..quite unusual subject, but i liked the exception.

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