'White elephant': Fears Canberra light rail network won't be certified

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By Blake Foden
Updated November 28 2020 - 6:58am, first published January 5 2019 - 1:00pm
A pit near the intersection of the Federal Highway and Flemington Road, where electrical cables appear to be installed just a few millimetres below ground level.

There are fears stage one of Canberra's light rail network could become a $939 million "white elephant", with electricians concerned high-voltage cables are installed too close to the surface.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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