Capital Metro

Capital Metro

Architectus and dsb Landscape Architects are providing urban design, landscape design and architecture services for the winning consortium Canberra Metro.

On the 1st February 2016 the Canberra Metro consortium was selected to deliver the first stage of the Capital Metro light rail project. The Canberra Metro consortium, formed by Pacific Partnerships, John Holland, Mitsubishi Corporation, Aberdeen Infrastructure Investments, CPB Contractors, Deutsche Bahn International, CAF and the Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., will design, construct, maintain and operate the project for 20 years.

The Canberra Metro project includes a twelve-kilometre light rail link from Gungahlin to the City with 13 stations and a depot and stabling yard.

The winning urban and landscape design is uniquely Canberra, with a sense of place which reflects the attractiveness and liveability of the bush capital. The architectural design specifically addresses the challenges of Canberra’s variable climate and incorporates local customer feedback with improved weather protection from wind-driven rain, and enhanced solar access for winter sun.

Canberra Metro’s design incorporates an understanding of Canberra’s pedestrian and cyclist requirements with special focus upon safe and easily accessible walk-up spaces, and safe movement onto light rail vehicles. The design provides a seamless interface between light rail vehicle and platform, and offers an easy to use and understand customer experience for Canberrans of all ages and abilities, and for passengers travelling with bikes.

Canberra Metro Flythrough

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Canberra Metro
Canberra, ACT
Original value
Kevin Carrucan