Rochor MRT station
Exit B of Rochor MRT station
|Location||11 Rochor Canal Road|
|Operated by||SBS Transit DTL (ComfortDelGro Corporation)|
|Opened||27 December 2015|
Notable buildings in the proximity include Sim Lim Square, The Verge, the Lasalle College of the Arts and Tekka Centre. It is within walking distances to Little India MRT station, Bugis MRT station and Jalan Besar MRT station.
The construction of the station, along with Little India, was the most complicated rail project faced within the entire Downtown Line. Such challenges included different ground conditions, realign the 20-metre-wide and 200-metre-long Rochor Canal, which is nearby, to build the station. The canal was originally located in the middle of Rochor Canal Road and Sungei Road. The process to shift the canal to the right of Sungei Road started in mid-2010. Most of the major construction and realignment processes were completed by mid-2015. These efforts made to overcome was recognised by the Singapore Concrete Institute in the form of an excellence award in the builders' category in 20 November 2015.
The station was opened along with other stations on the Downtown Line Stage 2 on 27 December 2015.
Art in TransitEdit
"Tracing Memories" by the LASALLE College of the Arts is an artwork that convey the impression of a motherboard. The artwork attempts to examine the binary reflections of what Singapore's youths share while living in a city through the latest gadgets and gear, as well as sentimentality for history, tradition and memorabilia.
In popular cultureEdit
- Mohktar, Faris (26 November 2015). "Challenges of constructing Downtown Line's Rochor and Little India MRT stations". ChannelNewasia.