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|Address||11 Canberra Link, Singapore 756972|
|Lines Served||North South Line|
|Opening on||2 Nov 2019|
Canberra MRT Station (NS12) is an upcoming above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL), currently under construction and will be open on 2 November 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 will open on 2 November 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|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||–||–||–||–|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||–|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||–|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||–|
|NS1 Jurong East||–||–||–||–|
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line towards 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 Marina South Pier via Yishun (→)|
|Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via 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.
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- 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
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:
|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:
|North South Line|
|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 158 for the construction of Canberra MRT Station was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore) for the contract sum of $90 million (Contract 158A) & Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd for the contract sum of about $6.4 million (Contract 158B).
To facilitate the construction of the crossover north of Canberra MRT Station, train service between Woodlands and Yishun was suspended on 18 & 19 May 2019 to facilitate the removal of existing tracks and installation of the new crossover track, while train service between Woodlands and Ang Mo Kio was suspended on 20 May 2019 to carry out testing and commissioning of the signalling software for the newly installed track sectors.
This is part of the 3 Day closure to construct crossover track at Canberra Station.