Not enough people for light rail to run: Carnell

The Canberra Times, July 29, 2014, p3

Summary

Former ACT chief minister (1995-2000) Kate Carnell said a price tag of $614 million for light rail risked detracting from other infrastructure development in the capital. She said a business case considered by her government found tram services weren't viable and the required density was unlikely to be achieved around the Northbourne Avenue corridor.

New light rail figures indicate strong patronage during peak travel times

The Canberra Times, July 30, 2014, p3

Summary

Capital Metro Misister Simon Corbellsaid that detailed patronage modelling was continuing for the project's business case.

Time Period

2021

2031

AM peak (7am-9am)

3500

5500

Midday (9am-4pm)

4600

6400

PM peak (4pm-6pm)

3400

5300

Off peak (6pm-7am)

2200

3500

Total daily

13,700

20,700