Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:20 PM
(Artist's impression) The new Bugis station will be sited under Rochor Road and partly within the adjacent land to the west.
THE Government will acquire the New Seventh Storey Hotel at Bugis to make way for a Downtown Line (DTL) MRT station.
The Land Transport Authority said on Thursday that the hotel will have to be vacated by year end to enable comprehensive redevelopment of the area.
The new Bugis station is one of six that make up the 4.3 km DTL Stage 1 (DTL1) that will run from Bugis Station on the East-West Line (EWL) to Chinatown Station on the North East Line (NEL).
The other five stations are Promenade, Bayfront, Landmark, Cross Street and Chinatown. The new line is scheduled to open in 2013.
The new Bugis station will be sited under Rochor Road and partly within the adjacent land to the west.
LTA said due to engineering constraints which cannot be avoided, the land currently occupied by the New Seventh Storey Hotel and part of the adjacent state land fronting Rochor Road, is needed for the construction of the station box and station structures, such as the station's entrance and lift facility.
'The hotel will have to be demolished to allow for the construction of the station,' said LTA. The hotel site will be amalgamated with the adjacent state land parcel at North Bridge Road, Tan Quee Lan Street, Beach Road and Rochor Road for future comprehensive redevelopment.
LTA said the amalgamation of the hotel site with the adjacent land parcel will allow for better integration of the station with future development in the area, and allow the planned pedestrian network and urban design plans for the area to be carried out.
The owner and occupants of the New Seven Storey Hotel, who will have to move out of the building by end December, will receive compensation pegged at market value.
LTA said commuters will have more transport choices in the city as the DTL 1 will serve existing and upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area, including One Raffles Quay, The Sail Marina Bay, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts and the Marina Bay Financial Centre.
The contract for the construction of the new DTL Bugis station and tunnels from Beach Road to Queen Street will be up for tender in early July and awarded in November.
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7th storey Hotel
Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:37 PM
But what is better is that the tables are situated beside the place in this big field and all you see quite far away are cars whizzing by while you enjoy the food. It's quite a nice feeling. Go in the late evening around 6+. Damn shiok. But food prices a little on the high side but still affordable.
Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:03 PM
Downtown Line 3 to open for preview ahead of Oct launch
SINGAPORE: The public will be able to get a free preview and try out the new stations of Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) ahead of its launch in Oct 21, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Thursday (Aug 10).
The 16 stations and surrounding areas to explore are Fort Canning, Bencoolen, Jalan Besar, Bendemeer, Geylang Bahru, Mattar, MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi and Expo.
The open house on Oct 15 from 10am to 6pm will showcase various games and other activities, as well as celebrity performances.
In a media release, LTA said visitors will also be able to explore food options available near the stations which include cafes near Jalan Besar Station and affordable eats at Circuit Food Centre near Mattar Station.
At the Expo station, visitors can learn about the evolution of Singapore's rail system at the 30 Years of MRT exhibition. Meanwhile, at Bedok Reservoir and Tampines West Stations, the Singapore Civil Defence Force will conduct tours of the Civil Defence shelter facilities. Visitors can also learn life-saving skills such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), LTA added.
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