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Student’s art showcased this Rail Safety Week

Canberra Metro Operations and Transport Canberra are hosting a mobile art gallery on board a light rail vehicle this August, as part of Rail Safety Week. Earlier this year Gungahlin College graphic design students had the opportunity to impress a judging panel with their skills and their creative messages targeting their peers to call out unsafe behaviours around the light rail. You can read more about the competition judging here.

With a focus on rail safety and encouraging local students to think about the impact of rail safety on themselves and other passengers, eight (8) of Gungahlin College’s finest graphic designers worked with local industry expert John Mikita of Transit Graphics to develop their safety posters. With all 8 entries into this year’s competition showing exceptional skill and flare, Canberra Metro Operations and Transport Canberra are proud to be showcasing the student’s works on board our first on-board light rail gallery during August. Launched on the first day of Rail Safety Week 2021, the on board gallery will be at Alinga terminus from 12:30pm-2pm for the community to check out the designs and get involved with Rail Safety Week with CMET staff.

The 3 finalists for this year’s competition; 2 runners-up Chloe Whybrow and Folu Fakali and winner Ada Miller will also have their designs featured on posters around the Gungahlin town Centre and on light rail stops, with Ada’s winning design ‘Don’t Rush or be crushed’ adorning the windows of 2 light rail vehicles.

 

The gallery will be on board Light Rail Vehicle 006 during August, so be sure to keep an eye out on your next light rail journey! Find out more on the event page.