Latest PTCBR light rail news
PTCBR disappointed with Sen. Pocock’s opposition to light rail to Woden
secretary Sep 20, 2022 Blog, Light Rail
Following Senator David Pocock’s announcement that he was opposed to federal funding for light rail to Woden, PTCBR has made clear that is disappointed with
Are trackless trams really ready to replace light rail?
admin Nov 14, 2021 Blog, Light Rail
Every few years a “revolutionary” new transport technology arrives on the scene, accompanied by a whole lot of fanfare about how it will render all
MEDIA RELEASE – Auditor-General’s report reinforces need to deliver light rail to Woden
admin Sep 25, 2021 Blog, Light Rail
Five years after Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced that the second stage of Canberra’s light rail network was heading to Woden, the Public Transport Association
Why Commonwealth Avenue should be bus only during light rail construction
admin Aug 8, 2021 Blog, Light Rail
The recent announcement about how light rail construction will affect the surrounding road network has everyone excited. At the peak of construction, Commonwealth Avenue
PTCBR’s submission on the Woden interchange
admin Apr 18, 2021 Blog, Consultation, Light Rail
PTCBR recently made a submission to the development application for the remodelled Woden interchange. You can read it here, as well as our earlier submission
Next stop: Belconnen – why the alignment of the Belconnen to City light rail line deserves scrutiny
admin Mar 8, 2021 Blog, Light Rail
The recent announcement of $132.5 million in Commonwealth Government funding for Stage 2A of Canberra’s light rail network by ACT Liberal Senator Zed Seselja and
MEDIA RELEASE – PTCBR welcomes Federal Government funding for Light Rail Stage 2A
admin Feb 24, 2021 Blog, Light Rail
The Public Transport Association of Canberra (PTCBR) has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to invest $132.5 million in Stage 2A of Canberra’s light rail network
MEDIA RELEASE – ACT Election results another vindication for the ACT Government’s light rail vision
admin Oct 19, 2020 Blog, Light Rail
The Public Transport Association of Canberra (PTCBR) has welcomed the re-election of the ACT Government led by Chief Minister Andrew Barr as a further vindication
MEDIA RELEASE – Public Transport Association of Canberra slams Canberra Liberals light rail policy cop-out
admin Aug 21, 2020 Blog, Light Rail
The Public Transport Association of Canberra (PTCBR) has slammed comments made on Thursday morning by ACT Opposition Leader Alistair Coe, who confirmed in an ABC
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.