Light rail is fast approaching with testing of the system now happening!

Prior to welcoming passengers on board, the light rail system undergoes a rigorous testing and commissioning process. This important phase of the project ensures the light rail is fully functional and safe to carry passengers.

Over the coming months, the community will notice changes along the light rail corridor as the project nears completion and progresses into testing and commissioning phase.

Testing will happen in sections along the alignment, starting towards the Gungahlin end of the line.

Testing includes electrification of overhead wires and Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing.

For trades people and contractors, if you need to do work around the light rail corridor, contact Canberra Metro first at 1300 208 824.

To stay up to date on light rail works and testing in your area, visit – Read more

Helping Build Business Capacity

Light Rail Business Link has been collaborating with Mitchell businesses to develop digital marketing materials to promote their precinct and individual businesses. See some the great work here: More information

Construction Update

The latest Construction Update from Transport Canberra highlights the significant landscaping and overhead wire installation underway as Light Rail begins to take shape. View video

Gungahlin Town Centre on Track

Paving work underway in Hibberson Street signals a significant progress towards opening up the Town Centre, and hints at the exciting precinct Gungahlin will become when light rail begins. Businesses can capitalise on this long awaited change to encourage people to re-visit the Town Centre, and LRBL is supporting this campaign as the precinct opens up.

Growth in Gungahlin

The revitalisation and growth of Gungahlin Town Centre will continue with the announcement that Defence Housing Australia is relocating there. Read more

Seeking submissions on Stage 2 Light Rail

Federal Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories is inquiring into the proposed Woden to the City route of the ACT light rail project. Businesses are encouraged to make a submission, due by 15 June 2018. Read more

Video promotion tips for small business

Thinking you want to promote your business in a video but your budget is a shoestring or you’re not sure where to start? Here’s some helpful tips… Read more


Light Rail Business Link is a program delivered by Canberra Business Chamber (CBC), working closely with the ACT Government’s Transport Canberra to build links between Government, the local business community, and Canberra Metro during the construction of Light Rail in Canberra. Acting as a conduit between stakeholder groups, CBC ensures opportunities for local business are maximised and any concerns are communicated. CBC works proactively to mitigate impacts to business along the light rail corridor through ongoing communications, industry collaboration and business support programs.