We are reaching an exciting stage of the light rail project with the installation of poles, overhead wire and testing of electrical systems and vehicles. As these activities progress, it is important that people stay safe and are aware of changes around them.
Some of the changes include installation of light rail track along Flemington Road, Federal Highway and Northbourne Avenue. Also, the installation of the overhead electric wire that will power the light rail vehicles is currently underway.
If you drive, cycle or walk near the light rail environment, please keep in mind these safety tips:
- The overhead wire is LIVE and carries 750 volts of power. While the wire is more than 6 metres from the ground, drivers with high loads must make sure their load does not come into contact with it.
- Pedestrians and cyclists should always cross the tracks at designated intersection crossings. When crossing the tracks, it is safe to come into contact with the rail.
- Always stay alert! Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) are quiet and can approach unexpectedly from either direction. Distractions like texting and listening to music can put you at risk.
- In the event of an emergency, always dial 000.
Learn more light rail safety tips so that you can be Rail Ready!