China State Construction Engineering has been awarded the contract to construct Canberra station wat a sum of S$90 million. Established in 1992, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Singapore) has also been working on the construction of Downtown Line 3’s Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations.
Located between the Sembawang and Yishun stations along Canberra Link, The new Canberra station will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as The Brownstone EC, Signature At Yishun EC (executive condo) and Skypark Residences, together with upcoming private and public residential developments nearby.
With five entrances linking the new Canberra MRT to the housing estates across Canberra Link as well as elevated link bridge built across Canberra Link, commuters will enjoy greater convenience and can bypass the station’s concourse level to directly access the city-bound train platform.
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.