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.
The Canberra station opened for passenger service on 2 November 2019.
The new Canberra station on the North-South Line opened for passenger service on 2 November 2019.
Location of Station
The Canberra station has five entrances providing accessibility to nearby housing estates. It is also the first elevated MRT station to provide commuters with direct access to the city-bound train platform via an elevated link bridge across Canberra Link.
For added convenience, sheltered walkways connects the new station to nearby bus stops, and pick-up and drop-off points. The station will also have more than 500 bicycle parking lots.
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.