Canberra Station is a new metro station in the North-South line. It is the first line of Singapore subway – parts of it were in operation in 1987 – but a new station in Canberra will be added to it in 2019. Works began in April 2015.
Located between Sembawang and Yishun stations along the link of Canberra, Canberra station will offer services to passengers who live in nearby farms, as Sembawang Springs and Comoa suburbs.
This is the second MRT station in Singapore and will be built on an existing railway line. The construction of a station on an operating line is difficult because work hours and work space are limited to construction activities.
When the new station opens, residents will no longer have to take a bus to travel to Sembawang or Yishun MRT stations.
With this direct connection to the underground network, residents traveling to the city center or Jurong East will have a travel time saving of up to 10 minutes.
For the ease of movement of passengers and accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entries with links to new housing estates in Canberra.