Bugis MRT station

Coordinates: 1°18′01″N 103°51′22″E / 1.300194°N 103.85615°E / 1.300194; 103.85615
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 EW12  DT14 
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange
Exit B of Bugis MRT station.
General information
Location220 Victoria Street
Singapore 188022 (EWL)
191 Rochor Road
Singapore 188476 (DTL)
Coordinates1°18′01″N 103°51′22″E / 1.300194°N 103.85615°E / 1.300194; 103.85615
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (East West line)
SBS Transit DTL Pte Ltd (ComfortDelGro Corporation) (Downtown line)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
ConnectionsQueen Street Bus Terminal, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (Bugis Junction, Bugis+)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Opened4 November 1989; 34 years ago (1989-11-04) (East West line)
22 December 2013; 10 years ago (2013-12-22) (Downtown line)
Previous namesRochore, Victoria
Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following station
City Hall
towards Tuas Link
East–West Line Lavender
towards Pasir Ris
Rochor Downtown Line Promenade
towards Expo
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Bugis station in Singapore

Bugis MRT Station (EW12/DT14) is an underground MRT interchange station on the East West Line and the Downtown Line located at the boundary of Downtown Core and Rochor planning areas, Singapore.

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.

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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.

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