Network 19, light rail, buses and the winners and losers

By Damien Haas
Updated May 1 2019 - 7:47am, first published April 29 2019 - 12:09am

In its first week light rail from Gungahlin carried over 100,000 passengers and proved to be the success that its supporters knew it would be. It was a long time coming, and although it received overwhelming support from the public at the 2016 election, much political blood was shed, including the toppling of Canberra Liberal Trevor Kaine, former Labor chief minister Rosemary Follet and her transport minister David Lamont.