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Canberra sets up single transport agency

Andrew Bates spoke with Meegan Fitzharris, Minister for Transport and City Services, Canberra, about the city’s progress in delivering a fully integrated public transport system

What progress is being made in the construction of the new light rail system? Is there still opposition to the project?

With construction now well under way, 2017 will see the transformation of the light rail corridor from Gungahlin to Civic, leading us towards project completion by the end of 2018.

Meegan Fitzharris, Canberra Minister for Transport and City Services
Photo: ACT Government

Work is progressing well on the project so far. The complex work associated with relocating utilities within the 12-kilometre light rail corridor continues, with preparation of the alignment for the laying of track from later this year. Construction is currently on schedule, with the service due to begin in late 2018 or early 2019.

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