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Quote8 pm - 6 am (nightly) on periodic nights as required Sunday to Thursday from Sunday 10 December 2017 to Friday 22 December 2017.Gungahlin (Rural) - Lyneham - MitchellFLEMINGTON ROAD BOTH DIRECTIONS: From Sandford Street / Morisset Road to the Federal Highway.RANDWICK ROAD BOTH DIRECTIONS: Will be closed from approximately 140 metres west of Flemington Road to Flemington Road.Light rail vehicle delivery associated with the Transport Canberra Light Rail project.Notification date: 24 Nov 2017
Quote from: Barry Drive on November 25, 2017, 01:18:13 pmLooks like they will be offloaded at the Flemington Road / Randwick Road intersection.
Quote from: triumph on December 06, 2017, 07:59:42 pmA Mercedes Unimog specialist multi-purpose maintenance vehicle delivery is imminent and, if available, would probably be used to move the vehicle into the depot.
QuoteFirst tram gets police escort into Canberra under the cover of darknessDecember 13 2017 - 11:54AMMegan DohertyWhile most of Canberra was sleeping, the first tram carriage for the multi-million-dollar light rail network was being escorted by police into the national capital.It's another tangible sign of progress on the light rail network, with work on the 12km City to Gungahlin corridor continuing apace.The tram was being towed into Exhibition Park in Canberra at Mitchell about 2am on Wednesday. The ACT Government is expected to unofficially unveil it soon.Fourteen "light rail vehicles" aka trams are slated to run on the 13-stop corridor. The capacity of each vehicle is 207 passengers - 66 seats and 141 people standing. Four bikes will be allowed per carriage.The vehicles have been exported from Spain for use in Canberra.Chief Minster Andrew Barr visited the Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles factory in Zaragoza to inspect the first LRV before shipment.A video of the trams leaving Spain for a seven-week journey to Australia has been posted on YouTube.The maximum speed of the vehicles is 70km/h.The light rail vehicles will feature artwork by Aboriginal elder Uncle Jimmy Williams on their seat fabric.Emerging artist Hannah Quinlivan will have her work featured on the glazed screens at each platform.More images of the trams destined for Canberra are here.
QuoteCanberra's first light rail tram has already been vandalised December 14 2017 - 6:46PMSherryn Groch[size=78%]Just a day after it was brought into the capital under cover of darkness, Canberra's first tram has been vandalised.[/size]The shiny new tram carriage was shipped over from Spain last month and then given a police escort into the capital in the early hours of Wednesday morning.But, on Thursday, authorities confirmed the tram had been "targeted by graffiti vandals" that same night.The ACT government was expected to unofficially unveil the tram in the coming weeks, the first of 14 slated to run on the 12km city to Gungahlin corridor.The government is spending $65 million on the fleet, with each tram 33 metres long and able to carry 207 people.The graffiti was to be removed from the tram on Thursday afternoon.Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton called the vandalism disappointing."Of greater concern is that members of the community have accessed a live construction site, which puts them and others at risk," he said.Transport Canberra and City Services said Canberra Metro had security controls in place to restrict public access to its construction sites, but would not give further detail about such measures.
Quote from: Canberra Times "Canberra light rail: One tram a week to start arriving from end of March"Katie BurgessCanberra's first tram will soon be joined by the rest of the fleet as the consortium behind stage one of light rail claims it is on track to finish the project by the end of the year. Canberra Metro chief executive Glenn Stockton said one tram a week will start arriving in Canberra from the end of March, with testing on an electrified track to begin in April. In all, 14 trams will ferry up to 207 people each up and down the 12-kilometre track from Civic to Gungahlin.The first tram arrived more than a month ago but no one from Canberra Metro will be allowed inside it until the Spanish company that built comes to Australia in a few weeks to commission it.Mr Stockton said that delay would not impact the deadline for light rail coming online. "We're all focused on a late 2018 delivery point," Mr Stockton said."In the coming months you'll start to see us continuing to refine and develop that corridor through the addition of extra track slab, particularly as we move our way from the intersection of Flemington Road and the Federal Highway down to the city centre."[You'll see] the installation of rail, the overhead power poles, and the wires that go with them and into energisation and testing of vehicles live out on that track and that testing of the vehicle will occur from early April this year."Our intention is to dynamically test the vehicles on the northern section while we pretty much have that complete and allow us to complete the construction of the southern end of the corridor itself and then progressively test that corridor through until service completion in late 2018."Those sort of milestones will become apparent to Canberrans as you make your way around the city."Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who revealed he'd nicknamed the tram Cam in what could be seen as a nod to the Can-The-Tram movement, said there was a degree of satisfaction in seeing the project reach this stage."Let's be frank, there were many sceptics in the lead up to the procurement of this project. Many people said I wouldn't be standing here as Chief Minister after the last election as a result of our advocacy for this project."Those sceptics also said there wouldn't be this sort of investment and renewal of the Northbourne corridor we're currently witnessing so there's a strong sense of satisfaction but we've still got a way to go, we've got a second stage of this project to work through in the on text of this parliamentary term and there's a lot more new investment coming for Canberra and a continued focus on public transport improvement."Mr Barr said the business case for the second stage of the project would be looked at when cabinet reconvened later in January. "Let me be very clear we are committed to further stages of Canberra's light rail network. We've committed in the last election to stage two and my mind is of course turning to stage three and beyond," Mr Barr said. Light rail specifications: Each tram is 33 metres long, with 66 seats and capacity of 207 passengers The tram will reach maximum speeds of 70km/h on the Gungahlin corridor The carriages are disability compliant with double doors, no steps throughout and have dedicated areas for wheelchairs Indigenous artist Uncle Jimmy Williams was involved in the design of the seat fabric Each tram has two heating and air conditioning units Spanish manufacturer CAF has built more than 450 of this model of tram over the past 10 yearsWe're at the Mitchell depot for the unveiling of Canberra's first light rail carriage.
Quote from: Barry Drive on September 07, 2018, 01:59:23 pmHöegh Jeddah will arrive at Port Kembla this afternoon. According to reports, it is carrying the final 3 trams.
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on September 07, 2018, 11:31:12 pmAlongside the first CAF Urbos for Newcastlehttps://www.theherald.com.au/story/5632541/first-light-rail-vehicle-due-to-arrive-after-intercontinental-trip/