Canberra light rail: One tram a week to start arriving from end of March
Canberra’s first tram will soon be joined by the rest of the fleet as the consortium behind stage one of light rail claims it is on track to finish the project by the end of the year.
Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton said one tram a week will start arriving in Canberra from the end of March, with testing on an electrified track to begin in April.
In all, 14 trams will ferry up to 207 people each up and down the 12-kilometre track from Civic to Gungahlin.
The first tram arrived more than a month ago but no one from Canberra Metro will be allowed inside it until the Spanish company that built it comes to Australia in a few weeks to commission it.
Canberra’s first light rail vehicle at its depot in Mitchell. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong