Canberra MRT Station

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Faregates at Linkbridge to Platform B
Address 11 Canberra Link, Singapore 756972
Lines Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Side
Opened 2 Nov 2019

Canberra MRT Station (NS12) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL) which opened on 2 November 2019. It is located along Canberra Link, at the junction with Canberra Way.

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 (infill station), the other being Dover station which opened in 2001. Four exits are built at ground level, and a fifth exit is built at platform level, linking the city-bound train platform with an overhead bridge that spans over Canberra Link.

Construction work started in March 2016 and the station was opened on 2 November 2019. The station serves nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as upcoming residential developments.


Architectural design work was performed by DP Architects. The design references nautical imagery and movement, drawing from the region’s role as a naval base. Passenger areas are kept open and inviting with natural daylight streaming in through glass façades, while louvres bring in natural ventilation yet protecting against wind-driven rain. Landscaping is also thoughtfully incorporated into the design through the integration of planters along the periphery of the platform and a green roof over the station’s covered linkway.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS12) Canberra
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:35am 5:51am 11:17pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:59pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:48am
NS1 Jurong East 5:29am 5:52am 12:31am
NS7 Kranji 12:47am


Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier
Linkbridge Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Direct exit to overhead bridge across Canberra Link, Retail Shops
M HDB Level Barrier-Free Access to Canberra Plaza from Link Bridge
L1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point


North South Line (L2):
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS11 Sembawang (→)
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS13 Yishun (←)

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

Direct access to Platform B is possible from the link bridge spanning Canberra Link, via faregates at the same level.


The station has two ticket concourses located at ground level (North and South end).

Link bridge

A link bridge spans across Canberra Link, connecting Exit E directly with Platform B​ for train services towards Marina South Pier​. There are provisions for four retail shops​ along the bridge.

The link bridge directly connects to Canberra Plaza (Level 2), via a flight of steps. For step-free access to Canberra Plaza, commuters are required to take the lift between Level 2 (Linkbridge) and Level M (HDB Level 2).

Faregates between the link bridge and the platform are accompanied by Top Up Kiosks. Ticketing machines are only available at ground level.

Art In Transit: “Symbiosis” by Tan Zi Xi

The artwork brings to light the symbiotic relationship between flora and fauna, which provide for and feed from our precious earth. The symbiosis between the two is a reflection of the collaboration between the artist and the community of Canberra, through her re-interpretation of their imagination and sketches of the evolving flora and fauna as they journeyed together through Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Beyond capturing the richness of plant and animal life, the mural manifests how living organisms grow and adapt constantly to the changing environmental landscape caused by man and pollution, like the ebb and flow of the tide.

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at North Ticket Concourse (L1)
  • Provisions for Retail Shops at Ticket Concourse Level (L1) & Linkbridge (L2)
  • Self-Service Machines
  • Bicycle racks at station exits


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

Exit Location Nearby
A Canberra Link (Northbound) Canberra Link, Praise Evangelical Church, Sembawang Presbyterian Church, Sembawang Shopping Centre
C Access to Pick Up/Drop Off Point
D Access to Pick Up/Drop Off Point
E Canberra Link (Southbound) Canberra Link, Canberra Plaza, Holy Tree Sri Balasubramaniar Temple

Transport Connections

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


There are two bus stops officially linked to Canberra station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 58549 – Canberra Link (Canberra Stn) B 117, 117M, 169, 883, 883B, 883M
B/s 2 58541 – Canberra Link (Opp Canberra Stn) E 117, 117M, 169, 169A, 883, 883M


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

Exit Road Provisions
A / B Canberra Link (Northbound) Taxi Stand (H27)
A / D Slip Road off Canberra Link Pick-up / Drop-off Point
E Canberra Link (Southbound) Pick-up / Drop-off Point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Canberra station, 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 (NSL Bridging Bus)
NS1EW24 Jurong East 58549 – Canberra Link (Canberra Stn) B
NS28 Marina South Pier 58541 – Canberra Link (Opp Canberra Stn) E

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

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3 thoughts on “Canberra MRT Station

  • 11 June 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Nice! We can even go back home without taking bus from stations near Canberra Station after taking the MRT train!


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