Canberra MRT Station

坎贝拉 | கான்பரா
Canberra in May 2018
Canberra in May 2018
Address 11 Canberra Link, Singapore 756972
Lines Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Side
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 opening 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
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
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 NS1EW24 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 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 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 and next to Platform B. 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.

Station Amenities

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


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

Exit Location Nearby


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
58549 – Canberra Link (Canberra Stn)
58541 – Canberra Link (Opp Canberra Stn)


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
NS1EW24 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 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.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

One thought 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!


Leave a Reply to Samuel Lee Tze Keong Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *