Stand back. Look up. Stay Rail Safe.
This week is Rail Safety Week in Australia and New Zealand – the most important week in the calendar for our light rail team, reminding our staff, customers and communities the importance of rail safety.
CMET commemorates this important week with our own events and activities, with the most exciting, through our annual collaboration with Gungahlin and Dickson College.
Each year, students from year 12 graphic design classes are invited to participate in a competition to design a concept based on rail safety. This year, there were 32 entries which were judged by five independent judges from across industry.
Earlier this week CMET held a media event announcing the four finalists, Emma Morris, Lachlan Gibb, Ricky Bray and Teagan Wood as well as the launch of two LRVs featuring their artwork (one half of each LRV is wrapped in a finalists design). The event featured Chris Steel, Minister for Transport and City Services, Detective Inspector Dave Craft, ACT Policing (one of the independent judges), several media outlets, students from Gungahlin and Dickson colleges, as well as their family and friends at our Alinga Stop.
The community is now invited to vote on their favourite design and through this involvement, are connected to our network and reminded of our key safety messages so that they are reinforced whenever they are on or around our network.
Our acting General Manager, Andrew Pearce, shared his excitement and encouragement of the Rail Safety Poster program and congratulated the student finalists and commended their talent.
You can vote for your favourite Rail Safety Poster here.