Canberra's Light Rail Journey Canberra's designer Walter Burley Griffin originally intended there to be a light railway in the ACT, running down Northbourne Avenue past Campbell and down towards Kingston.
A map of Walter Burley Griffin's proposed railway. Photo: Engineers Australia A temporary rail network was installed to transport bricks from Yarralumla to Civic and other parts of the growing capital. It oakley sunglasses case finished when bridges across the Molonglo River linking Civic to Kingston were destroyed by flood in 1923. Canberra Rail Trail ACT government video discount oakleys on the original Canberra rail linkPrivate oakley stockists company Bishop Austrans put a proposal to the ACT government in 1998 for a network of 8 person driverless capsules that would transport Canberrans from the city to the airport, oakley black friday deals sales the Museum of Australia, and eventually across the city. In 1999 then Chief Minister Kate Carnell promised a 3km test track would be in place within 12 months but the futuristic project was never realised. Canberra Times article from 2005 Both ACT Labor and Green parties had light rail policies going into the 2012 election.
After the election, Katy Gallagher struck a deal with Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury to become chief minister, with a light rail system part of their agreement. Shane Rattenbury and Katy Gallagher in 2012 Canberra's light rail will be a partnership between the government and a business consortium, who will design, build and operate it. On 19 December, the four companies who had lodged Expressions of Interest were announced and a successful applicant will be announced in 2016.
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