It is prohibited to drive along the tracks!

Road rules stay the same. Always obey traffic lights and road signs. If everyone follows the rules, we all stay safe!

Never queue across the tracks. Wait until the path ahead is clear before driving across the tracks.

Truck drivers should ensure their vehicle load does not come close to the overhead wire when entering or crossing an intersection.

Perform U-turns only where U-turns are signed as permitted.

Exercise patience when waiting at traffic lights as delays may be experienced when an LRV is approaching.

Safety resources for download

Light Rail School Safety Excursions

Depot safety tour

Depot safety tours are designed to teach primary school students the importance of rail safety. Tours include a safety briefing, a tour of the depot yard, the opportunity to board a stationary light rail vehicle and even the chance to sit in the driver’s seat! Tours may also include the tram wash if available. For older students there is an option to include a short sustainability presentation.


Stop Safety Briefing

Stop safety briefings can be tailored to any age group and are designed to teach students important safety tips when travelling on the light rail. A member of the customer service team will meet your school group at a stop you are boarding from* provide a short briefing (1-2 minutes) and then assist your group to board the Light Rail Vehicle. (*Off peak travel times only).


Both Light Rail Safety Tour Options are free. Availability is limited.

Request a Safety Tour or Briefing
ACT Policing's Constable Kenny Koala program

This program is designed to educate child care and primary-aged school children on a range of safety themes, including traffic and road safety. The program is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. Canberra Metro is working in collaboration with the program in relation to light rail safety. Schools are encouraged to book a traffic and road safety presentation by Constable Kenny Koala. Whilst this will not be a specific presentation about the light rail, light rail safety will be underscored.

Request a visit
The TrackSAFE Foundation

The TrackSAFE Foundation is an Australia-wide, registered harm prevention charity dedicated to reducing near collisions, injuries and fatalities on the rail network. TrackSAFE Education is an initiative of the TrackSAFE Foundation. TrackSAFE Ed is an Australian curriculum-based rail safety education initiative focussing on students’ capabilities and making safe choices around the rail network. Safety education-resources for primary school students are available from the TrackSAFE Education website. Schools are encouraged to request a free TrackSAFE Education Pack, including colourful classroom and staff resources.

Request an Education Pack
Constable Kenny important tips
RSW Near miss (August 2019)
Near miss vol 2 (November 2019)
Gary emergency brake (December 2019)
Light rail near misses compilation #3

More near misses on the light rail 😩Stay safe - please follow road signals and take care around the light rail corridor.Light rail safety is everyone's responsibility 👇https://cmet.com.au/safety/

Posted by Chris Steel MLA on Monday, 10 February 2020
Near miss #3 (Feb 2020)
‘Near miss #5’ (March/June 2020)
Digital Toolkit

The safety of our customers, community and staff is our number one priority. To ensure everyone enjoys their experience on Light Rail, we have developed this Safety Toolkit which shows what you can do to stay safe and make your journey a great experience.

Resources include ready-to-go content for your staff or customer newsletter, social media tiles, videos and brochures. We are also available to help you develop your own content on light rail safety.

View the Digital Toolkit