Canberra MRT Station

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Canberra in May 2018
Canberra in May 2018
Lines Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Side
Opened on Dec 2019 (Projected)

Canberra MRT Station (NS12) is an upcoming above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL), currently under construction and expected to be opened in December 2019. It is located within the Sembawang Springs planning subzone, and next to Canberra Link.

Named after the capital city of Australia, nearby areas were given Western names owing to an old British Naval Base along the northern coast. It is the second MRT station to have been built on an existing train line, the other being Dover station which opened in 2001. Four exits will be built at ground level, and a fifth on the opposite side of Canberra Link, which connects directly to the city-bound train platform via an overhead bridge.

Construction work started in March 2016 and the station is expected to open in December 2019. The station will serve nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as upcoming residential developments.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS12 Canberra
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
NS28 Marina South Pier
NS27 Marina Bay
NS19 Toa Payoh
NS16 Ang Mo Kio
NS1 Jurong East
NS7 Kranji


Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier
Link Bridge Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Direct exit to overhead bridge across Canberra Link
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops


North South Line (L2):
Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS13  Yishun (→)
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS11  Sembawang (←)

Canberra station will have two elevated North South Line platforms in a side platform arrangement.

Direct access to Platform B is available from the link bridge across Canberra Link through faregates at the same level.


The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys.


Canberra MRT station has five entrances linking it to the new housing estates across Canberra Link.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

Canberra station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as passenger pick-up and drop-off points.


There will be several bus stops linked to Canberra station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
Canberra Link (Northbound) Pick-up / Drop-off Point


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Canberra station, Free MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East
 NS28  Marina South Pier

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Canberra station depending on the situation on the ground.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Canberra station will benefit emerging residential estates in the Canberra area.


Contract C158A for the construction of Canberra MRT Station was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore) for the contract sum of $90 million.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

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