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  • Canberra light rail extension impression (Image ACT)
    Metro Report International

    Canberra tramway extension contract signed


    AUSTRALIA: The major works contract for Canberra Light Rail Stage 2A has been signed with tramway PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro, the Australian Capital Territory announced on December 7. Stage 2A will extend the line 1·7 km from Alinga Street along London Circuit West, adding three new ...

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    Canberra battery tram order


    AUSTRALIA: CAF has been awarded a contract supply five battery-equipped light rail vehicles to Canberra from 2024. It will also retrofit the city’s 14 existing five-section Urbos 100 vehicles with batteries, so that the entire fleet will be able to operate on the catenary-free extension to ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
    Metro Report International

    Green financing for Canberra light rail PPP


    AUSTRALIA: Light rail PPP concessionaire Canberra Metro has refinanced a A$280m debt facility using a green loan with climate bond initiative certification under low carbon transport criteria. The consortium of John Holland, Pacific Partnerships, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Mitsubishi Corp said this was the first Australian ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
    Metro Report International

    Canberra to study more light rail extensions


    AUSTRALIA: Studies are to be commissioned for two more extensions of the Canberra light rail network, according to ACT Transport Minister Chris Steel. Speaking at the Australasian Railway Association’s light rail conference in the capital on March 4, Steel confirmed that the prefeasibility studies for Stages 3 ...

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    Transport Canberra (CMA)

    Single line opened 2019, serving 13 stops. An initial section of light rail line from Gungahlin south to Alinga Street in the city centre opened on April 20 2019 (12 km, 13 stops). Work on the route began in 2016 after award of a 20-year build-and-operate contract to Canberra Metro ...

  • The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra has opened.
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    Canberra light rail line opens


    AUSTRALIA: The first stage of the light rail line in Canberra opened to passengers on April 20, with two days of free travel. Linking Alinga Street in the city centre with Gungahlin Place to the north, the 12 km route serves 13 stops with an end-to-end journey ...

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    First tram arrives in Canberra


    AUSTRALIA: CAF has delivered the first of 14 trams that it is supplying for the network under construction in Canberra. The five-section vehicle was shipped from Spain in October, arriving in Port Kembla before being transported by road to the capital. CAF is part of the Canberra Metro consortium which ...

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    Canberra light rail contract signed


    AUSTRALIA: The Australian Capital Territory government and Canberra Metro consortium signed the PPP contract for the first phase of the Canberra light rail project on May 17. Financial close is expected in the coming weeks, with the value of around A$710m still to be finalised. Canberra Metro ...

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    Canberra light rail contractor chosen


    AUSTRALIA: Australian Capital Territory Chief Minister Andrew Barr and Minister for Capital Metro Simon Corbell announced on February 1 that the Canberra Metro consortium has been selected to build and operate the first stage of the planned light rail network. The consortium comprises Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, ...

  • The Australian Capital Territory Government has begun public consultation on seven planned tram lines.

    Canberra consults on future light rail expansion


    AUSTRALIA: With construction of the first light rail line in Canberra scheduled to begin next year, the Australian Capital Territory Government has begun public consultation on a ‘clear, strategic and long-term’ vision for future phases of the network. Stage 1 of the Capital Metro will run for ...

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    Canberra appoints light rail advisers


    AUSTRALIA: Following bids by four consortia, the Capital Metro Agency has appointed an Arup-led consortium as technical adviser for engineering design, operations and infrastructure for the planned Capital Metro light rail line in Canberra. The consortium includes Hassell, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Brown Consulting, LandData Surveys, Phillip Chun Access, ...

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    Canberra light rail funding included in budget


    AUSTRALIA: Government funding for a light rail network for Canberra has been set out in the Australian Capital Territory budget for 2013-14. Announced on June 5, the budget includes an initial investment of A$5m for early design work for the Capital Metro project, as well as A$12m ...

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    Light rail plan included in Canberra agreement


    AUSTRALIA: The development of a light rail network in Canberra is included in a parliamentary agreement by which the Green Party’s Shane Rattenbury has agreed to support the Labor Party’s Katy Gallagher in the formation of a government for the Australian Capital Territory. The agreement signed on ...

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    Canberra trams


    AUSTRALIA’s Capital Territory government has backed a proposed 7 km tramway connecting the War Memorial and the National Museum via the Canberra Centre. ACT will make available land set aside for light rail when the city was first laid out, mainly along grassed median strips. The federal government has been ...