Exit A of Sembawang MRT station
|Location||11 Canberra Road|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Connections||Sembawang Bus Interchange, Taxi|
|Parking||Yes (Sun Plaza)|
|Opened||10 February 1996|
The station is located next to Sembawang Way, near the junctions of Sembawang Drive and Canberra Road. It is the joint northernmost station in Singapore, a status it shares with the Woodlands North MRT station.
When the North South line Woodlands Extension was proposed in 1990, Sembawang was not included on this planned route. It was later included as a provisional station to be built at later stage. However, the government later decided to construct this station as part of the extension. The station was opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension. When the station was opened, the area was undeveloped except the Canberra Road and the then-developing Sembawang New Town.
Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorised intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half-height platform screen doors for all above-ground stations in phases. Installation started on 29 October 2011 and the screen doors began operation on 31 January 2012.
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- Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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