Chinese firm awarded $90 million Canberra station project

Chinese firm awarded $90 million Canberra station project

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a Chinese company the contract to construct the $90 million Canberra station project which will open in 2019.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd (Singapore) will begin work on the station on North-South Line, located between Sembawang and Yishun stations.

LTA said in a media statement that the company, which was established in 1992, is currently working on the construction of the Downtown Line 3 Kaki Bukit and Geylang Bahru stations.

The new Canberra station will be the second MRT station in Singapore to be built on an existing rail line.

It will serve commuters living in nearby estates such as Sembawang Springs, and a mix of upcoming public and private residential developments in the neighbourhood, said LTA.

Residents currently have to take a bus to transfer to Sembawang or Yishun MRT stations. They can save up to 10 minutes with the new station.

LTA said the station will have five entrances linking it to the new housing estates across Canberra Link.

An elevated link bridge built across Canberra Link will provide commuters with quicker access to the station.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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