This first phase of a city-wide light rail network is a twelve-kilometre route that connects the northern area of Gungahlin to Canberra’s City centre.
There are 13 stops along the stage one route with services every six minutes during peak periods and every 10-15 minutes at other times.
Light rail is an attractive and accessible transport choice for Canberra residents with, on average, over 90,000 passenger boardings each week. This is significantly higher than original forecasts.
Light rail vehicles
Light rail stops
The light rail stops have been designed to provide comfortable, safe, and attractive places for everyone using the light rail system. The large overhead canopies provide shade during the summer months, while skylights bring in much-appreciated sunlight on Canberra’s crisp winter days. Glazed weather screens provide additional shelter on wet or windy days.
Customers of all abilities are well served at stops with hearing induction loops, auditory announcements, accessible ramps, level boarding to light rail vehicles and tactile elements. Security has also been considered through the provision of lighting, closed circuit television cameras and help points.
Public art on light rail
The design of the seat fabric on Canberra’s light rail vehicles is the work of celebrated indigenous artist, Uncle Jimmy Williams. His design depicts the flight of the bogong moth, an insect that is culturally significant to the local Ngunnawal People.
Artwork is also a highlight of the light rail stops. The glazed weather screens on each platform feature the contemporary designs of Canberra artist, Hannah Quinlivan. Hannah’s design is a continuous, flowing pattern representing human movement in Canberra’s landscape.