SINGAPORE: Work on Canberra MRT station (NS12) has started, announced the Land Transport Authority on Monday (Apr 27). Works are expected to be completed by 2019.
The contract to construct Canberra station was awarded to China State Construction Engineering at a sum of S$90 million. The construction company, established in 1992, is also currently working on the construction of Downtown Line 3 Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations.
Canberra station will be located between the Sembawang and Yishun stations along Canberra Link. The new station will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, together with upcoming private and public residential developments nearby.
When the station opens, commuters headed to the city centre or Jurong East can save up to 10 minutes of travel time, as they no longer have to take a bus to transfer to Sembawang or Yishun MRT station, said LTA.
Canberra Station will be the second MRT station to be built on an existing rail line, the transport authority said. The Dover station, which opened in 2001, was also built on an existing rail line.