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25 Febbraio 2021

Australia

$132.5M OF FEDERAL MONEY FOR ACT LIGHT RAIL STAGE 2A

The Australian government this week announced money for an infrastructure project to boost the nation’s capital – building the first section of the City to Woden light rail extension. Deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure, transport and regional development Michael McCormack said the Australian government’s $132.5 million commitment for Stage 2A of light rail would help make the project a reality. ACT transport minister Chris Steel said the ACT government had already seen great results for local jobs, transport and the economy with Stage 1 of the Light Rail, with further benefits from Stage 2A. “Light rail is seeing more Canberrans choose public transport, with more than 43% of people surveyed stating they had never used public transport before catching light rail,” Steel said. Stage 2A is to add 1.7 km of track and three new stops South of the existing line operating ‘wire free’ from Alinga Street through to Commonwealth Park. An additional 2,500-3,000 passengers a day are expected in the first operating year.  (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: Rail Express