Allow for extra travel time around Northbourne Ave as traffic system is optimised

Canberra motorists should allow for additional travel time during peak periods over the coming weeks as ‘peak capacity operations testing’ continues each morning and evening to ensure the light rail system is operationally ready. This means there will be more light rail vehicles travelling through the intersections, more frequently and this can affect road traffic flow along the corridor. Traffic conditions will be monitored as Canberra Metro and Transport Canberra work to optimise the traffic signal network to accommodate road and rail traffic.


These works are designed to transform Canberra, making it more accessible and to provide greater commuter connectivity across an integrated public transport network. We appreciate the continued patience of the public and the support of the Canberra community as we carry out these works.

More information can be found by visiting If you have any questions in relation to works in your local area, please contact Canberra Metro:

  • Phone 1300 208 824
Publish date:
14 March 2019
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