ACT Light Rail Project Quick Links and Resources


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In Canberra, ACT, a light rail network has been planned to link the City Centre and the expanding area of Gungahlin.

The ACT Light Rail Project is estimated to cost around $700 million, and should be completed by 2019. Stage one of the project, Capital Metro, is the first stage of what will be a city-wide upgrade to public transport infrastructure which is sorely needed in Canberra now and in the future. With a high amount of Government spending on road infrastructure in the last decade, Canberra has one of the highest rates of car-dependence in Australia, and the known challenges of urban sprawl are being addressed in this public transport initiative, in an effort to maximise city living and allow transport options to be available to all residents of the city.

This first stage of the light rail project will include a 12km stretch of median-centred rail line from the city centre along Northbourne Avenue, out to Dickson and then terminating in Gungahlin, with a total of 13 stops along the way. The project includes the design and construction of light rail vehicles and will make connections with existing bus networks. When completed, the rail line is projected to increase public transportation usage from 15% to 30% by 2031, easing congestion in the busy streets of Canberra.

This project is part of a larger allocation of $20 billion in transport infrastructure made by the ACT Government, and will create around 3500 jobs during peak construction phase. It is also estimated to provide around $1 billion in benefits to the state over a 30 year period. For more information about this project, go to

Click on these quick and easy links to find plant for hire in the areas around the Canberra Light Rail Project.

Excavators for hire near the Light Rail Project:

Excavator Hire Gungahlin

Excavator Hire Dickson

Excavator Hire Canberra

Excavator Hire Queanbeyan

Excavator Hire Port Kembla

Grader Suppliers near the Light Rail Project:

Grader Hire Gungahlin

Grader Hire Dickson

Grader Hire Canberra

Grader Hire Queanbeyan

Grader Hire Port Kembla

Articulated Dump Truck Hire near the Light Rail Project:

Dump Truck Hire Gungahlin

Dump Truck Hire Dickson

Dump Truck Hire Canberra

Dump Truck Hire Queanbeyan

Dump Truck Hire Port Kembla

Rollers for hire near the Light Rail Project:

Roller Hire Gungahlin

Roller Hire Dickson

Roller Hire Canberra

Roller Hire Queanbeyan

Roller Hire Port Kembla

Road Truck hire near the Light Rail Project:

Road Truck Hire Gungahlin

Road Truck Hire Dickson

Road Truck Hire Canberra

Road Truck Hire Queanbeyan

Road Truck Hire Port Kembla

Water Carts for hire near the Light Rail Project:

Water Cart Hire Gungahlin

Water Cart Hire Dickson

Water Cart Hire Canberra

Water Cart Hire Queanbeyan

Water Cart Hire Port Kembla

Mobile Concrete Plant near the Light Rail Project:

Mobile Concrete Plant Hire Gungahlin

Mobile Concrete Plant Hire Dickson

Mobile Concrete Plant Hire Canberra

Mobile Concrete Plant Hire Queanbeyan

Mobile Concrete Plant Hire Port Kembla

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