TMA's Ashley Platt has just concluded a successful long term assignment providing specialist tramway operational advice to Canberra Metro light rail. Ashley was instrumental in providing key advice from an operational perspective during the design phase of the project so that the finished metro could realise exceptional results in both form and function.
About Canberra Metro...
The first stage of the Light Rail will connect the fast growing area of Gungahlin, through Dickson to the City. There will be 13 stops along the 12km track including a terminus at each end of the route. Construction has already started and services will begin for the community in 2018.
"Light Rail will bring local employment and a new industry in light rail operations, maintenance and hospitality for the next 20 years. This will drive growth, and growth will generate vibrancy, diversity of employment and long-term sustainability - just like it has in other cities around the world."
Key features of the Canberra Metro light rail include:
12 km route
6-minute peak service
10-15 minute off peak
14 light rail vehicles
24-minute journey time
Same level boarding at all stops
2 dedicated wheelchair spaces
Bikes on board
Capacity of more than 200 people
Operations to commence in 2018