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Sun 02 May 2004

Circle Line at Holland Village - some trees go but some stay

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"MRT stop shifts to save these trees..." By Teh Jen Lee, The New Paper, 23 Apr 2004.

'Three Government agencies have worked together to save 11 50-year old trees in a Holland Village carpark. These towering sentries at the junction of Holland Road and Holland Avenue were in danger of being cut down to make way for the Circle Line's underground Holland Station. But the Land Transport Authority (LTA) consulted the Urban Redevelopment Authority and the National Parks Board and shifted the station east towards Farrer Road to conserve the 'signature trees'.

Another rectangular carpark along Holland Avenue would be used as temporary work sites in August this year. The New Paper understands that these will probably have to go because their deep roots will affect the safety of the tunnel below.'

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