Be ready for the light rail launch on Saturday 20 AprilLight Rail

Get excited. You are invited to the launch of Canberra’s biggest ever infrastructure project - Gungahlin to City light rail.

Key points




What can I expect?

Help and information

Commemorate the day

Facilities, food and drinks

While you queue


Once on board

Be safe, follow instructions and enjoy the first day of light rail in Canberra

How can I get there?

Plan your day and catch free public transport


We are finalising regular and additional bus services that will be available on launch day.

Light rail

All stops will be open and operating with queues managed from the City and Gungahlin Place where you are more likely to get a place onboard.

Park & Ride

Help reduce road congestion and the demand for parking, consider Park & Ride. Park your car and then hop on a free bus to the City or Gungahlin Place.


Accessible trips are shown in the Journey Planner with the wheelchair icon. You can select "Wheelchair Accessible" special services from the Journey Options to ensure that you only see accessible services.

Other opportunities to ride light rail

If you can’t make it on the day, or don’t like queues, there are plenty of other opportunities to ride light rail:

On Easter Sunday 21 April – Free travel across the network on light rail and buses, but no celebrations.

On Easter Monday 22 April – Paid passenger services and public holiday timetable, then normal services for the rest of the week.

The entire new transport network of bus and light rail will be free for a month from 29 April to 26 May 2019 for MyWay card holders.