Daytime Testing of Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) Underway

Daytime testing is an exciting milestone with many opportunities to see LRVs moving up and down the light rail system! At the same time, it is important for everyone in the community to be mindful of electronic traffic signage, the presence of traffic management personnel and moving LRVs at intersections and crossings.


Red Light Rail Vehicle at Gungahlin Place Stop in front of Aldi


Information you need to know:

  • Daytime testing of the LRVs is currently focused between Gungahlin Place and Nullarbor Avenue. In the coming weeks the testing area will be expanded to include the track from Mitchell to Gungahlin Place.
  • Testing activities will continue Monday to Friday, at night, as well as during the day in three shifts 5:00am to 1:00pm, 1:00pm to 9:00pm and 9:00pm to 5:00am.
  • A minimum of two (2) LRVs will be on the tracks testing during the day.
  • T traffic lights will regulate LRV movements at intersections. During testing, these will be operational, controlling traffic movements along Flemington Road intersections with Hinder Street, Kate Crace Street and Manning Clark Crescent.

T Traffic Lights

T traffic lights are for light rail vehicles only. If you see a red ‘T’ you don’t have to stop, this is instructing the LRV to stop. A white ‘T’ is instructing the LRV to go. If you see a white ‘T’ don’t try to cross the intersection,  wait for the green arrow. Remember, the road rules have not changed. If we all follow the rules, we all stay safe.


T Traffic Lights



Stay Alert Around Light Rail Vehicles

Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) are quiet and may not be heard against everyday traffic noise. Pedestrians need to stay alert around the light rail corridor and not be distracted by mobile phones or headphones. LRV drivers will sound a bell if they see pedestrians putting themselves in danger so listen out for the ‘ding-ding’. It is important to always cross at designated pedestrian crossings or intersections, and look both ways before crossing the road and light rail tracks. Take a look at and share the light rail safety resources available

Learn more: 

Watch out, the trams have now begun rolling down the track in daytime - The Canberra Times, 22/08/2018

Publish date:
22 August 2018