Safety has been at the forefront of every stage of the project from design, construction and through to operations.
Canberra Metro’s priority is always the safety of our customers, staff and members of the public.
To support the safety and security of customers, CCTV cameras on board light rail vehicles and at stops monitor activity which can be viewed by the Operations Control Centre.
A wireless data network runs the length of the route allowing direct communications between light rail vehicles and the Operations Control Centre.
Safety Features of Light Rail Vehicles
The light rail vehicles (LRVs) are fitted with Help Points so that passengers can contact the driver if they need assistance.
The LRVs have, a ‘Wrong Side Door Protection System’. This ensures that when the driver releases the doors for opening at a stop they open on the side where the platform is.
The LRVs are very quiet and smooth. Even at the maximum line speed of 70kmh the noise levels are low. To alert members of the public of their approach the LRVs are fitted with audible warnings (both horn & bell) as a safety feature and they have high intensity headlights.
The overhead wires in Canberra are more than 6 metres above the ground, substantially higher than in other jurisdictions in Australia and well above the Australian standard of 5.5 metres