Rail Stop Design

Take a look at the new light rail stop designs for Stage 1 Gungahlin to City

With design and construction of the 12km light rail corridor from Gunaghlin to Civic progressing, the ACT Government is inviting the community to have a look at the proposed detailed design of the light rail stops along the route.

There are two types of light rail stops, an island stop and a side stop. A side stop has platforms on either side of the two tracks whereas an island stop has the platform located between the two tracks.

The stop design has evolved from the earlier images published in 2016 at the time of Canberra Metro's selection as the preferred consortium.

The following images show  visualisations of the Dickson Interchange, Macarthur Ave and Gungahlin Place light rail stops.

Proposed Light Rail Stop - Dickson Interchange Day

Proposed Light Rail Stop - Dickson Interchange Night

Proposed Light Rail Stop – Macarthur Ave Day

Proposed Light Rail Stop – Macarthur Ave Night

Proposed Light Rail Stop – Gungahlin Place

Proposed stop design


The proposed stops provide comfortable, functional and attractive places for everyone using the light rail system. The design is functional, modern and designed specifically for our Canberra environment. The roof provides a sense of warmth and generosity of space which responds to Canberra's seasons.

A large canopy area provides shade during our summer months, while skylights bring in light that will be appreciated on Canberra's crisp sunny winter days, with screens providing shelter when it's wet and windy.

Customers of all abilities will be well served through elements such as hearing induction loops, auditory announcements, digital information displays, accessible ramps, level boarding to light rail vehicles and tactile elements. Security has also been considered through the provision of lighting, closed circuit television cameras and help points.

Artwork will be a highlight of the light rail stops. Weather screens will incorporate the design work of Canberra artist, Hannah Quinlivan. Ms Quinlivan was selected from a range of prominent Australian artists to collaborate with architects to generate a specific artwork for use in the project.

Seven of the proposed light rail stops within Stage 1 are located on land under the planning jurisdiction of the National Capital Authority (NCA) and the other six stops are located on land under the planning jurisdiction of the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

A Works Approval Application has been lodged with the NCA and a Development Application Amendment with the ACT Planning and Land Authority for stops in the respective jurisdictions.

You can access and comment on either application via the NCA website or though the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate – Planning website from Monday 15 May until Friday 2 June.

The light rail stop at the Alinga Street terminus in the City is not included in this Works Approval and will be proposed soon as part of a separate future works approval application.

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