On Monday, the Land Transport Authority announced that work on Canberra MRT station (NS12) has started. It is expected to be completed by 2019.
China State Construction Engineering was awarded the contract to build the station for 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