Sembawang MRT Station

三巴旺 | செம்பாவாங்
Station exit B
Address 11 Canberra Road, Singapore 759775
Lines Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 10 Feb 1996

Sembawang MRT Station (NS11) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Sembawang Central planning subzone, in the heart of Sembawang New Town, and next to Sembawang Way, near the junctions of Sembawang Drive and Canberra Road.

Named after the Sembawang tree (Mesua ferruginea), Sembawang station was opened in February 1996 a part of the NSL (Woodlands Extension), and is a transport node for residents of Sembawang New Town, serving an adjacent shopping mall (Sun Plaza), community amenities, schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Sembawang Bus Interchange, connecting to other parts of the estate.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS11) Sembawang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:34am 5:34am 5:52am 11:19pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:21pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:57pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:46am
NS1 Jurong East 5:31am 5:30am 5:54am 12:29am
NS7 Kranji 12:46am


Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops


North South Line (L2):
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Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS10 Admiralty (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS12 Canberra (From 2 Nov 2019) and NS13 Yishun (←)
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Sembawang station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to station exits.


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, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 12:00am to 7:30pm on Weekdays and from 12:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.


Sembawang MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which (except Exit B) offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers for Sembawang Bus Interchange can use Exit A.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bus Interchange / Sun Plaza Sembawang Bus Interchange, Sun Plaza, Sembawang Public Library, Sembawang Primary School, Canberra Community Centre, Sembawang Neighbourhood Police Centre, Skypark Residences, Parc Life
B Sembawang Drive Sembawang Drive, Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore Christian Home, Canberra Primary School, HDB Sun Trellis, HDB Sun Bliss
C Sembawang Way Sembawang Way (Main Road)
D Canberra Road Canberra Road, Furen International School, Wellington Primary School, HDB Montreal Spring

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 12:00am to 7:30pm on Weekdays, 12:00am to 6:00pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

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

Sembawang station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.


There is a bus interchange and four bus stops linked to Sembawang station. Other bus stops in the vicinity of Sembawang MRT Station are also listed here.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Sembawang Bus Interchange A 117, 167, 167e, 859, 859A, 859B, 882, 883, 980, 981
B/s 1 58111 – Canberra Rd (Blk 351 CP) D 856, 859, 859A, 882, 980, 981, NR2
B/s 2 58119 – Canberra Rd (Blk 502A) D 856, 859, 859B, 882, 980, 981
B/s 3 58211 – Sembawang Way (Sembawang Stn) C 117, 858, 859, 859B, 882, 883, 981
B/s 4 58219 – Sembawang Way (Opp Sembawang Stn) C 117, 858, 859, 859A, 882, 883, 981
58151 – Canberra Rd (Bef Sembawang Stn) D 167, 167e, 856, 858, 980, NR2
58159 – Canberra Rd (Aft Admiral Hill) D 167, 167e, 856, 858, 980
58241 – Sembawang Vista (Sembawang Int) A 859, 859A
58249 – Sembawang Vista (Blk 309) A 859
58259 – Sembawang Dr (Opp Sun Plaza) B 117, 859, 859A, 882, 883, 962, 980, 981
58251 – Sembawang Dr (Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn) B 117, 859, 859B, 882, 883, 962, 980, 981, NR2


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

Exit Road Provisions
B Sembawang Way (Westbound) Taxi stand (H13), Pick-up/Drop-off point
D Slip Road from Canberra Road (Northbound) Pick-up/Drop-off point


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Sembawang station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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 Sembawang Bus Interchange (Berth 3) A
NS28 Marina South Pier Sembawang Bus Interchange (Berth 3) A

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Sembawang town centre, Sembawang station benefits a shopping mall, community amenities, schools and housing developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Sembawang residents, encountering moderate to high demand throughout the day.


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