The CBD and South East Light Rail has reached an exciting new milestone, with the installation of overhead wires and the introduction of testing and commissioning of electrical systems and vehicles.
Before we can operate a new light rail system to a timetable and with passengers on board, we need to ensure that the system is fully functional and safe for public use. This takes many months prior to the operation of the first light rail service.
Testing and commissioning will be undertaken in sections across the alignment, before driver training and the full line is tested prior to operation.
When cycling along any of the intersections with tracks laid, the ongoing recommendation and safety message to cyclists, is to ride alongside the tracks in the kerbside lane.
To ride safely over tracks, approach them at an angle to reduce the risk of bike wheels getting trapped. If a crossing is too difficult to ride over, it is best to dismount and walk your bicycle.