Underground walkway to link City Hall MRT to Capitol Theatre

An underground pedestrian walkway will link City Hall MRT station to the future development at the Capitol Theatre site, on the other side of North Bridge Road.

National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan said the underground link will be constructed by the developer of the site, as part of the site tender requirements under the Government Land Sales Programme.

From the Capitol Theatre site, pedestrians will be able to use the existing network of covered walkways to reach the other buildings in the area.

Along North Bridge Road, the Land Transport Authority is also building a covered linkway to provide a sheltered connection from City Hall MRT Station to the two bus stops along North Bridge Road adjacent to St. Andrew’s Cathedral.

Mr Mah said the Urban Redevelopment Authority will look into ways to expand the network of underground pedestrian links in the locality to connect more buildings seamlessly to the City Hall MRT Station.

He said Singapore has been planned as a pedestrian-friendly city, with an extensive network of covered and underground walkways.

The Minister was replying to a parliamentary question from Nominated MP Teo Siong Seng.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 13 Jan 2010

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