MEDIA RELEASE: PTCBR supports light rail extension to Fyshwick

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The Public Transport Association of Canberra (PTCBR) today announced its support for the Fyshwick Business Association’s ‘Eastwick Greenline’ proposal to extend Canberra’s light rail network to Fyshwick along the current heavy rail corridor.

“We are pleased to see the local business community put forward an exciting, future-focused vision of Fyshwick that has a strong emphasis on public and active transport,” said PTCBR Chair Ryan Hemsley.

“Light rail is a proven mode shifter and perfectly suited to meet the future transport demands of Fyshwick and East Lake, as they rapidly transform from pure industrial to a vibrant mix of commercial and residential uses.”

Mr Hemsley was encouraged by the business community’s support for light rail and called on the ACT Government to get serious about delivering the full stage two extension. “The FBA’s plan hinges on bringing light rail across the lake. It’s time for the ACT Government to knuckle down and get on with the job of extending the network south to Woden”.

Ryan Hemsley is the Chair of the Public Transport Association of Canberra, the Canberra region’s public transport lobby group.