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 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 & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:33am 5:49am 11:14pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:56pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:45am
NS1 Jurong East 5:32am 5:55am 12:34am
NS7 Kranji 12:49am


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 Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, SimplyGo Ticket Office
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops
North South Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
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 (←)
MRT_rail (1)

Sembawang station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement.

Station Amenities
  • Retail Shops at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Public Toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Ticket Office

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.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bus Interchange / Sun Plaza Sembawang Bus Interchange, Sun Plaza
B Sembawang Drive Canberra Community Club, Sembawang Alley, Sembawang Neighbourhood Police Centre, Sembawang Primary School, Sembawang Secondary School, Singapore Christian Home
C Sembawang Way Canberra Primary School
D Canberra Road Bukit Canberra, Wellington Primary School


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 two bus stops linked to Sembawang station (58211 & 58219). Other bus stops in the vicinity are also listed here.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
Sembawang Bus Interchange A 117, 117M, 167, 859, 859A, 859B, 882, 882A, 883, 883M, 980, 981
58211 – Sembawang Way (Sembawang Stn) C 117, 117M, 858, 859, 859B, 882, 883, 883M, 981
58219 – Sembawang Way (Opp Sembawang Stn) C 117, 117M, 858, 858A, 859, 859A, 882, 882A, 883, 883M, 981
58251 – Sembawang Dr (Sun Plaza/Sembawang Stn) B 117, 117M, 656, 859, 859B, 882, 883, 883M, 962, 962B, 980, 981
58259 – Sembawang Dr (Opp Sun Plaza) B 117, 117M, 656, 859, 859A, 882, 882A, 883, 883M, 962, 962B, 980, 981
58151 – Canberra Rd (Bef Sembawang Stn) D 167, 856, 858, 859, 980
58159 – Canberra Rd (Aft Admiral Hill) D 167, 856, 856B, 858, 858A, 859, 980
58241 – Sembawang Vista (Sembawang Int/Opp Blk 315) A 859, 859A
58249 – Sembawang Vista (Blk 309) A 859

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

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


MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Sembawang 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 Sembawang Bus Interchange (Berth 3) A
NS28 Marina South Pier Sembawang Bus Interchange (Berth 3) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Sembawang Bus Interchange, as well as Bus Stops 58211 & 58219 when activated.

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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