Bugis MRT Station

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 EW12  DT14 
Bugis MRT Station
武吉士地铁站
பூகிஸ்
Stesen MRT Bugis
Rapid transit
Bugis MRT Station.JPG
Downtown Line platform of Bugis MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 320 Victoria Street
191 Rochor Road
Singapore 188045 / 188476
Coordinates 1°18′01″N 103°51′22″E / 1.300194°N 103.85615°E / 1.300194; 103.85615
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 6
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 4 November 1989 (East West Line)
22 December 2013 (Downtown Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  EW12  DT14 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Terminus Downtown Line
Stage 1
towards Chinatown
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
Future service
towards Expo
Location
East West Line platform of Bugis MRT station.
Bugis Station exit.

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.

History[edit]

Casualty incident[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

QR code shopping wall[edit]

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.[4][5] Bugis, alongside Boon Lay, was the first to have such media installed.

Art in Transit[edit]

Named as "Ephemeral" by Patrick Chua is an artwork attempting to make different experiences of commuters passing by the artwork in their daily journey.[6]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Bugis Junction, Golden Landmark, Raffles Hospital
B1 Service Level Restricted Access
B2
EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transfer Area
DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW11  Lavender (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW13  NS25  City Hall (←)
B4 Service Level Restricted Access
B5 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT15  CC4  Promenade (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT15  CC4  Promenade (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the left, right
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT15  CC4 Promenade (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT13  Rochor (←)

Exits[edit]

  • 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

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 6.03am 6.31am 12.14am
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.54am 6.20am 11.49pm
Downtown Line
to DT19 Chinatown 6.02am 6.28am 11.46pm

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