In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Using light rail


Planning your travel

Light rail services operate between Gungahlin and the City up to every 5 minutes. Detailed light rail frequency can be found on the CMET website.

You can plan your travel using the Journey Planner which helps you plan your entire journey via light rail, bus, bicycle and walking.

If you are combining your light rail journey with another mode of travel, you may wish to view our bus timetables, park and ride locations, kiss and ride locations and active travel page.

Ticketing

Use your MyWay card which gives you 90 minutes to tap on and off for your whole integrated trip across light rail and buses. You can purchase a paper ticket, or top up your MyWay card, at ticket vending machines which are located at light rail stops. Find out more: MyWay and Ticketing page.

Waiting at the stop

For your security, all stops have 24/7 CCTV cameras installed. Remember to stand behind the yellow safety line and wait for passengers alighting the light rail vehicle before getting on board. Don’t forget to tap on with your MyWay card on the platform validator before boarding.

When the Light Rail Vehicle arrives, press the yellow button to open the doors.

On board

Please take a seat if one is available or hold onto a handrail or strap as the light rail vehicle may brake unexpectedly.

There are dedicated areas at stops and on board for mobility aid users, and red priority seating for elderly people, pregnant women and people who have impaired mobility.

When travelling with a bicycle, you must use the bicycle racks at all times.

Further information on travelling on board light rail can be found at the CMET website.

Ending your journey

Please remain seated or hold onto a handrail or strap until the light rail vehicle comes to a complete stop.

Once the Light Rail Vehicle has come to a stop, press the yellow button to open the doors.

Remember to tap off with your MyWay card on the platform.

Use the designated crossing points to cross the tracks and road when leaving the stop. Pay attention to traffic signals and don’t cross the tracks unless the signal indicates it is safe to do so.

Accessibility

The light rail network, including stops and vehicles, is fully accessible and complies with the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002.

There are dedicated areas at stops and on board for mobility aid users, and red priority seating for people with mobility needs. Accessibility symbols located on the ground at stops indicate where to passengers with mobility aids should board from. CMET Customer Service Officers are available to assist.

Further information on accessibility can be found on the CMET website.

Safety

Light rail is a very safe mode of transport and Canberra’s light rail system meets world class safety standards.

More information