About light rail in Canberra
As a proven and popular mass transit technology, light rail will be a key tool in reducing Canberra’s car dependency. It will also contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions by being powered exclusively by renewable energy and will limit urban sprawl by facilitating transport-oriented urban renewal.
Light rail will eventually form the backbone of a Canberra-wide, integrated public transport network along the inter-town routes, supported by more frequent local bus services and improved active travel infrastructure.
Light rail in Canberra:
- commenced service in April 2019
- is administered by Transport Canberra
- was constructed by Canberra Metro Construction
- is operated by Canberra Metro Operations
- runs from Gungahlin to the City for Stage One, and
- will run from Woden to the City for Stage Two.
The depot and operations centre is located in Mitchell.
Current news on light rail construction can be found at Transport Canberra’s light rail page.
An explanation of what’s going on with the latest extension of our light rail network.
PTCBR’s interactive map on what the future network might look like, based on ACT Government information.