Bugis MRT Station
Downtown Line platform of Bugis MRT station.
|Location||320 Victoria Street
191 Rochor Road
Singapore 188045 / 188476
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
|Opened||4 November 1989 (East West Line)
22 December 2013 (Downtown Line)
Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange for the East West Line and Downtown Line. Bugis serves Bugis+, Sim Lim Square, Bugis Village, Bugis Junction and many housing retail and food outlets. The station is also nearby to National Library and the Kampong Glam as well as many private educational schools in the area like Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LASALLE College of the Arts which also situated nearby.
The East West Line station is located next to Bugis Junction, which has a direct link to the mall. It has almost the same design as the neighbouring Lavender, save for the different colours of lights used. The Downtown Line station is built on the site of the demolished The New 7th Storey Hotel, and opened on 22 December 2013. There is a Downtown Line Project Office (DTL1) at Bugis but it was used as a nightclub. This station serves as the northern terminus of the Downtown Line until 2016, when it would be replaced by Bukit Panjang as the second phase of the line opens. As the distance between the platforms is relatively long, it has travelators, the third station after Dhoby Ghaut and Serangoon to have travelators within the paid area.
On 18 July 2012, two Chinese workers died after a temporary scaffolding, about 4 metres (13 ft) high, used for the construction of the new Downtown Line Bugis station subway link roof slab gave way. The incident happened at about 6.50 am. The eight other injured workers who were working on top of the structure, were sent to the nearby Raffles Hospital before rescuers arrived. They had minor injuries and five of them have since been discharged. Of the remaining three workers who were warded, one suffered from abdominal and chest injuries, while another suffered a back injury and the last had a finger injury. Seven of the injured are from Bangladesh while the eighth is from China. The Ministry of Manpower(MOM) has ordered all construction work to stop, while the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has revoked the construction permit for the site while investigations are underway. MOM said that based on preliminary information gathered, workers were pouring concrete, also known as the casting process, into the formwork when the structure supporting the formwork collapsed. The formwork, located between the new and old sections of the station, was part of the structure being built to form the underground linkway, which is about three to four metres deep. The area affected is localised, measuring about five metres by 10 metres and the entire station is about 7,500 square metres. The Land Transport Authority said the station structure is substantially complete and structurally sound, and that the incident posed no risk to surrounding developments and the public.
QR code shopping wall
Similar to the shopping wall at Seolleung Station in the Seoul Metropolitan Subway in South Korea, this is an interactive media launched on 7 December 2011 by SMRT in partnership with Cold Storage to enhance the commuters' travelling experience. Using a camera phone with QR code reader installed, one can purchase the items displayed on the media by simply flashing their camera phones on the items and the items would be delivered to them upon payment through the various credit cards. Bugis, alongside Boon Lay, was the first to have such media installed.
Art in Transit
Named as "Ephemeral" by Patrick Chua is an artwork attempting to make different experiences of commuters passing by the artwork in their daily journey.
|L1||Street Level||Bugis Junction, Golden Landmark, Raffles Hospital|
|B1||Service Level||Restricted Access|
|EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transfer Area|
|DTL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B3||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris Lavender (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Joo Koon City Hall (←)|
|B4||Service Level||Restricted Access|
|B5||Platform B||Downtown Line towards via Chinatown Promenade (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Expo Promenade (→)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left, right|
|Platform A||Downtown Line towards via ChinatownPromenade (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Bukit Panjang Rochor (←)
- A: Fu Lu Shou Complex, Victoria Street (Northbound), Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Albert Market/Food Centre, OG Albert, Burlington Square.
- B: Haji Lane, Victoria Street (Southbound)
- C: Bugis Junction, Bugis+, National Library
- D: Tan Quee Lan Street
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||6.03am||6.31am||12.14am|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.54am||6.20am||11.49pm|
|to DT19 Chinatown||6.02am||6.28am||11.46pm|
- "Two dead, eight injured at MRT construction site". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012.
- "Two bodies recovered from MRT work site". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012.
- "MRT worksite accident: why scaffolding collapsed". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012.
- Shop for turkey at train stations
- Virtual shopping at some SMRT train stations from Dec 7
- "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- SBS Transit's Bugis MRT station official website
- SMRT's Bugis MRT station official website
- Bugis to Changi Airport MRT station route guide