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Canberra’s cutting-edge light rail project, Capital One, will be the largest infrastructure project in the history of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) with an estimated cost of AUS$939m. It will take up to 20 years to complete, and see a 12km, 13-stop light-rail route installed to aid tourism and reduce traffic congestion.

CRH Europe
Product Type(s)
Network Access Products
Canberra, Australia
The challenge

Completion of this project to a tight project schedule with secure network access infrastructure in place is a massive undertaking.

Traditional access chamber options could not meet all project requirements, and therefore Cubis Systems, A CRH Company, was approached due to its proven history of providing high quality, specialised network access solutions.

The solution

Cubis Systems was approached by Canberra Metro Construction to provide an innovative and sustainable solution for the underground network access infrastructure.

Cubis Systems’ in-house design team developed a bespoke STAKKAbox™ ULTIMA Connect access chamber system, to meet the specific needs of the project. This system was then accepted and specified by the Canberra Metro engineering design team.

The 12km construction site was divided into three zones, Northern, Southern and Depot, each overseen by a dedicated project management team. The site comprised both inner city and suburban locations, resulting in a diverse range of installation environments and associated construction requirements.

Due to the high security and load capacities demanded by the project, guaranteeing complete safety, during and after installation, as well as ongoing asset protection was of upmost importance.