02 June 2023

CMET took safety exercises to a new level recently by testing out its emergency braking with staff and members from Transport Canberra travelling inside a light rail vehicle (LRV).

This controlled exercise occurred as part of CMET’s monthly Safety and Sustainability Inspection. It involved an LRV travelling at a slow speed – 10kmph – and the driver suddenly applying the emergency brake. Even at low speed the participants were surprised at the force of the unexpected stop. 

“Even though I was prepared for the brake, I was surprised at the jolt even at low speed,” Rebecca, from Transport Canberra, said.