Canberra MRT Station
Canberra MRT station is an additional stop on the North-South Line (NSL) between Sembawang and Yishun MRT stations, and will serve the growing communities in the northern region of Singapore.
Commuters in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs can look forward to having a direct access to the NSL when the station is completed in 2019.
- The station will be within a 10-minute walk for some 17,000 households
- Commuters can save up to 10 minutes of travel time by walking to Canberra MRT station instead of taking a bus to Sembawang or Yishun MRT station
The basic structural works have been completed.
The elevated station will feature five entrances, sheltered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points, and over 500 bicycle parking spaces.
Canberra MRT station is the second station to be built on an operational line after Dover MRT station, which was completed in 2001.
Construction near existing tracks is challenging, but LTA addresses these challenges with measures drawn from the Dover MRT station experience.
A full-scale mock-up of the station column and roof was installed off-site for LTA to determine the safest and most effective way to carry out the actual construction onsite.
Detailed risk assessments were conducted for every construction activity.
LTA also took special safety measures to ensure the safety of existing structures while minimising disruption to train services.
There were also stringent controls to confine certain aspects of work to a two to three-hour window when trains are not running.
A temporary protection enclosure was erected to cover and protect the existing railway tracks and trains, to ensure that “live” tracks are not affected by the construction of the new station’s roof.