Bugis MRT Station

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 EW12  DT14 
Rapid transit
Bugis MRT Station.JPG
Downtown Line platform of Bugis MRT station.
Location 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
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 6
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW12  DT14 
Fare zone 1
Opened 4 November 1989 (East West Line)
22 December 2013 (Downtown Line)
Previous names Rochore, Victoria
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Tuas Link
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
towards Chinatown
East West Line platform of Bugis MRT station.
Bugis Station exit.

Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange station on the East West Line and Downtown Line located at the boundary of Downtown Core and Rochor planning areas, Singapore. 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 portion of Bugis 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 station. The Downtown Line section is built on the site of the demolished The New 7th Storey Hotel, and opened on 22 December 2013. This station served as the northern terminus of the Downtown Line until 27 December 2015, when it was 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.


Label of Downtown Line in Bugis MRT station

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 Seoul, 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
EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transfer Area
DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B3 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW11  Lavender
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW11 Lavender
(Transfer at  EW4  CG  Tanah Merah)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW13  NS25  City Hall
Transfer Linkway Transfer Linkway between EWL and DTL Platforms
B4 Service Level Restricted Access
B5 Platform B Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 12.png towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT15  CC4  Promenade
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 11.png towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT13  Rochor


  • A: Fu Lu Shou Complex, Victoria Street (Northbound), Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, Albert Market/Food Centre, OG Albert, Burlington Square, Queen Street Bus Terminal.
  • B: Haji Lane, Victoria Street (Southbound), Sultan Mosque
  • C: Bugis Junction, Bugis+, National Library
  • D: Tan Quee Lan Street

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 6.03am 6.31am 12.14am
to EW33 Tuas Link 5.54am 6.20am 11.49pm
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.03am 6.32am 12.20am
to DT19 Chinatown 5.57am 6.17am 12.03am


  1. ^ "Two dead, eight injured at MRT construction site". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Two bodies recovered from MRT work site". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MRT worksite accident: why scaffolding collapsed". Channel NewsAsia. July 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Shop for turkey at train stations
  5. ^ Virtual shopping at some SMRT train stations from Dec 7
  6. ^ "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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