New addition to North-South Line: Canberra Station

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The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that a new MRT station, Canberra, will be added to the North-South Line by 2019.

Canberra station will be located between Sembawang and Yishun stations along Canberra Link, and will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, as well as a mix of upcoming public and private residential developments in the neighbourhood.

 Work on the new elevated MRT station is due to commence in mid-2015. This will be the second MRT station in Singapore to be built on an existing rail line, a fact which imposes unique challenges in terms of working hours and work space.

When the new station opens, residents will no longer have to travel via bus to Sembawang or Yishun MRT stations to access trains.

Residents travelling towards the city centre or Jurong East are also expected to enjoy time savings of up to 10 minutes.

Canberra station has been designed with five entrances linking to new housing estates across Canberra Link.

In addition, an elevated link bridge will be built across Canberra Link, allowing commuters to bypass the station’s concourse level to directly access the city-bound train platform. The new station will also feature covered linkways to bus stops, pick-up and drop-off points as well as bicycle parks.

 

Source – TODAY

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