The first stage of Canberra’s  light rail network has reached a significant milestone with the first tracks now laid.

Stage one of light rail is part of an improved public transport system the ACT Government is building to manage Canberra’s growth, reduce congestion and protect the city’s liveability.

The light rail network will transform public transport in Canberra, integrating seamlessly with buses and making commuting easier.

Minister for Transport and City Services, Meegan Fitzharris, said that the laying of the track is a sign of the construction progress.

“Light rail in Canberra offers an exciting opportunity to transform our city. It will deliver a truly integrated transport network that provides convenient, efficient, affordable and reliable options for Canberrans and visitors to move around the city,” Ms Fitzharris said.

Work towards stage two of the network is also progressing with almost 5000 Canberrans giving their input on preferred route options, alignment and stops in a recent consultation.

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