Located along Canberra Link and between the Sembawang and Yishun stations, the Canberra station will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as upcoming residential developments in the vicinity.
China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited (Singapore) was awarded the $90 million contract for the station in mid-2015.
“When the new station opens in 2019, commuters travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East will save up to 10 minutes of travelling time,” the LTA said in a statement.
To better facilitate commuter movement and enhance accessibility, Canberra station is designed with five entrances, with one connected to the new housing estates across Canberra Link. The new station will also have covered linkways to bus stops and bicycle parks.
This is the second time an MRT station is being built on an operational MRT line, noted the LTA. The first was Dover MRT station, between Clementi and Buona Vista stations on the East-West Line, which was completed in 2001.