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Night maintenance works on light rail network - Buses to replace some services

Canberra Metro will undertake night maintenance works along sections of the light rail track for two weeks from Monday 20 January until Friday 31 January 2020. These works will involve grinding and welding activity to ensure the light rail system continues to perform well.

Most of the works will happen late at night and will not impact light rail services. However there will be some changes to evening services from Sunday 26 January 2020 to Thursday 30 January 2020 inclusive. From 8pm on these evenings, Transport Canberra bus services will replace all light rail services (in both directions) between Dickson and Gungahlin.

In the event of a Total Fire Ban, Canberra Metro has obtained permission from the ACT Emergency Services Agency to continue with these night maintenance works.

Relevant safety precautions will be in place when conducting any welding activity that include a dedicated “fire spotter” resource specifically tasked with fire checking, maintaining a water cart and fire extinguishers close to the works and ensuring that no flammable materials are in proximity of the maintenance works.

Timing and location of maintenance works

Week 1: Monday 20 January 2020 to Friday 24 January 2020Buses to replace Light rail

Week 2: Sunday 26 January 2020 – Friday 31 January 2020

Effects on public transport users

Effects on traffic, pedestrians and cyclists

Additional information

Some construction noise is expected while these works are happening. Canberra Metro has strategies in place to minimise impacts where possible. The project team will also ensure the number of machines operating at the same time is limited and equipment is turned off when not in use.

Canberra Metro has distributed a notice about the works to nearby residents and businesses and appreciates the patience of the public and the support of the community whilst undertaking these works.

For more information call Access Canberra on 13 22 81.