The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a $90 million contract to construct the Canberra MRT station on the North South Line (NSL) to China State Construction Engineering, media reports said.
To be completed by 2019, Canberra station will be situated between the Yishun and Sembawang stations along Canberra Link. It will serve residents of nearby estates like Sembawang Springs, along with upcoming public and private residential developments within the area.
LTA noted that commuters travelling to Jurong East or the city centre will save up to 10 minutes of travel time once the station opens since they will no longer have to take a bus transfer to Yishun or Sembawang MRT stations.
Canberra station is Singapore’s second MRT station to be built on an existing rail line, with the first being Dover station which opened in 2001.
Established in 1992, China State Construction Engineering is currently working on the construction of the Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations on Downtown Line 3.
Image: The facade of the new station. (Source: LTA)