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Tanjong Pagar Railway Station is a historic railway station that is presently (as at time of writing, January 2012) yet to be restored. Also known as the Keppel Road Railway Station or Singapore Railway Station, it was the southern terminus of the Malayan Railway or Keretapi Tanah Melayu, the rail operator in Malaysia.

The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was completed on 3 May 1932 following the construction of the Causeway in 1919 and the commencement of goods train serves on 17 September 1923. The opening of the railway station was officiated by Sir Cecil Clementi, the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Straits Settlement.

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The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was operational until 30 June 2011 after which train services from Malaysia stops only at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. This came about following an agreement between the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 24 May 2010. The last train leaving Tanjong Pagar was driven by the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, who underwent training on how to drive a train specially for the occasion. The Tanjong Pagar Railway Station was designated a National Monument of Singapore on 9 April, 2011.

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Getting there by MRT involves some walking. The nearest MRT Station is the Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15), served by the East West Line. You can also take bus 10, 30, 57, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 131 and 145 to Bus Stop 14069 in front of the station.

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