Green Corridor Run: Participants race down Rail Corridor for the last time

The last edition of the Green Corridor Run kicked off on Sunday morning (Mar 6), with about 11,000 participants taking part in the race.
Channel NewsAsia 6 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE: About 11,000 participants on Sunday (Mar 6) morning raced down the Rail Corridor for the last edition of the Green Corridor Run.

The run, which started at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station and ended at the old Bukit Timah Railway Station, covered a 10.5km stretch of greenery and woodlands.

Part of the Rail Corridor will be closed for the construction of the 22km-long Murnane pipeline, which will meet future demand for water in the city area. The demand for water is projected to increase from about 39 million gallons per day now, to about 60 million gallons per day by by 2060.

After the pipeline is completed, the surface of the trail will remain as a space for public recreational use, according to the Green Corridor Run’s website.

Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor flagged off the event, and took part in the race.

The marathon was held in conjunction with Singapore World Water Day celebrations.

The route was previously part of the Keretapi Tanah Melayu rail network. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station has been preserved as a national monument, while the Bukit Timah Railway Station has been conserved.

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