New Addition to North-South Line: Canberra Station

News Releases
1 Aug 2014

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to announce a new addition to the North-South Line: Canberra station (NS12). Works on the elevated MRT station will commence in mid-2015 and are expected to be completed in 2019.

2.   Located between Sembawang and Yishun stations along Canberra Link, Canberra station will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as a mix of upcoming public and private residential developments in the neighbourhood.

3.   This will be the second MRT station[1] in Singapore to be built on an existing rail line. Building a station on an operational line is challenging as working hours and work space are limited for construction activities. Nevertheless, the safety of MRT operations and site security will remain of paramount importance.

Connectivity Benefits

4.   When the new station opens, residents will no longer have to take a bus to transfer to Sembawang or Yishun MRT stations. With this direct connection to the MRT network, residents travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will enjoy time savings of up to 10 minutes.

5.   For greater ease of commuter movement and accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entrances linking to the new housing estates across Canberra Link. An elevated link bridge will also be built across Canberra Link, allowing commuters to bypass the station’s concourse level to directly access the city-bound train platform. The new station will also have covered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points as well as bicycle parks.

Enclosed:

Annex A: Location Map of Canberra station

Annex B: Artist’s Impression of Canberra station


[1] The first station is Dover station on the East-West Line which opened in 2001.