City to Woden light rail provides for Canberra’s future

Light rail from Gungahlin to Woden through the parliamentary triangle is essential to Canberra’s liveability, an update published today shows.

To achieve Canberra’s vision of a livable city, the ACT government is planning for our expanding population before traffic congestion significantly impacts quality of life. The light rail network will transform and shape our city by providing a reliable, convenient and integrated public transport choice to connect people and communities across Canberra.” said Meegan Fitzharris, Minister for Transport Canberra and City Services.

By 2036 over 195,000 people will work and almost 75,000 will live or study within 800 metres of the City to Woden corridor. The ACT Government is building sustainable and accessible public transport, to contribute to Canberra’s most liveable “garden city” status, meet emissions targets and increase new development opportunities along the route, including the revitalisation of the Woden Town Centre.

Read the Light Rail Update – June 2018 (PDF 5.2MB)


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