About half of the new 22 km Murnane pipeline is being laid under the Rail Corridor, from Bukit Timah to Tanjong Pagar. This project lays a new set of water pipes to carry water from the Murnane Service Reservoir to Marina South & Fort Canning Service Reservoir in the city, to meet future demands and replace ageing pipes [link].
The work is being done in phases and the southern stretch of the Rail Corridor is being closed as follows:
- Closed 2016 Q4 (reopened 2018 Q4) – Jalan Anak Bukit Holland Road
- Closed 2016 Q2 (reopened 2017 Q4) – Holland Road to Commonwealth Ave
- Closed 2016 Q3 (reopened 2018 Q4) – Commonwealth Ave to Jalan Kilang Barat
- Closed 2016 Q3 (reopened 2019 Q4) – Jalan Kilang Barat to former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
PUB had discussions with the http://www.thegreencorridor.org/tag/murnane-service-reservoir/ before the announcement in June 2014.
Thanks to Jerome Lim for his many posts about this project since 2014 to keep us informed.