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The nation’s capital on the move.

Canberra Metro Light Rail Operations

John Holland was proud to be part of the consortium that designed and constructed the Canberra Metro light rail network that opened in 2019. It now operates and maintains the network as part of Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) for a period of 20 years.

As the largest public transport project in the ACT’s history, Canberra Metro carries more than 15,000 customers each day.

Our team is contracted to operate and maintain the Light Rail network - a 12km line with 14 light rail stops that connects Gunghalin with the city.

  • Customer
    ACT Government
  • Location
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
  • Specialisation
    Design & construction

    Delivery of key rail services

    Systems engineering delivery & integration

    Operations & maintenance
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In December 2021, 99.99% of services ran and 99.87% of services were on time. This helped to reduce almost 4,000 car trips.
CMET is committed to delivering a safe, efficient rail network that creates environmental, social and economic benefit for Canberra.
Within the first 12 months of operation, over 30% of Canberran’s public transport trips were taken on the CMET network


John Holland pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Custodiams of the land on which we work and live, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples today.