Bugis MRT station
This station 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 station is within five minutes walk of Jalan Besar Station on the Downtown Line. It is one of the stations that serves the huge demand when transferring from East West Line to Downtown Line.
History[change | change source]
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 is one of four stations to have travelators, with the others being Dhoby Ghaut Botanic Gardens and Serangoon.