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Bugis MRT station (DT14/EW12) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown Line and the East West Line located at the boundary of Downtown Core and Rochor planning areas, Singapore. Bugis station is within close proximity of Jalan Besar MRT station on the Downtown Line, and is one of the most crowded MRT stations in Singapore.

History[]

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DTL Platform of Bugis

Another exit of Bugis MRT station

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EWL platform of Bugis

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Bugis MRT DTL concourse

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Exit D of Bugis station

Bugis MRT station was originally named Victoria and was renamed to Bugis in 1985.[1]

Construction began on 12 December 1985, and was awarded to Nishimatsu-Lum Chang Joint Venture for the construction of both Contract 301A (from City Hall to Bugis/Bugis station) and 301B (from Bugis to Kallang/Lavender station).[2]

On 18 July 2012, two Chinese workers died after a temporary scaffolding, about Template:Convert 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.[3][4][5]

QR code shopping wall[]

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.[6][7] Bugis, alongside Boon Lay, was the first to have such media installed.

Art in Transit[]

"Ephemeral" by Patrick Chua is an artwork attempting to make different experiences of commuters passing by the artwork in their daily journey.[8] It is meant to engage commuters in their moments.[9]

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References[]

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  2. Nishimatsu awarded joint venture for the construction of Bugis and Lavender stations
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  6. Shop for turkey at train stations
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