Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Canberra MRT Station NS12 to be ready in 2019

New Canberra MRT Station.

The new Canberra MRT station (NS12) will be along Canberra Link and is located between the Sembawang (NS11) and Yishun (NS13) stations. We have waited for this Canberra Station since 2012. When I bought the Nautical Condo unit, I had anticipated that there would be a MRT station near it. This was because from Sembawang to Yishun stations, there is a missing station (NS12). From this, I could tell that one day, the population near the area will grow rapidly and a new station is needed to cater for the people.

The distance from Sembawang station to the Nautical is about 900 metres. If you walk 1 metre per second (1 m/s), that will be about 15 minutes walk from Nautical to Sembawang station. But I don't think we walk 1 m/s, most probably will be faster than that. The walk will take about 10 minutes or so. Of course, I wouldn't want the station to be that near that I can hear the train passes by every few minutes.

Looking at the map and making some measurements, I think the distance from the nearest Canberra station exit to Nautical's main entrance will be about 500 metres. Again, assuming one person takes 1 m/s to walk to the station, it will take about 8 minutes. So, I think on average, it will take about 5 to 6 minutes to walk to the station. That is considered near to the MRT station I must say. I'm thinking that the price around the area will appreciate by 10% at least.

The station is expected to be completed by 2019. I hope that it will be completed in early 2019 instead of end of 2019.

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