Year 11 and 12 students from the four colleges along stage one of Canberra’s Light Rail route have an opportunity to be chosen as the voice of light rail.
Students from Gungahlin College, Daramalan College, Merici College and Dickson College are auditioning for the pre-recorded public announcements of the 13 light rail stops.
Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris said that the vision is for the ‘voices’ of the announcements to belong to students of the school who have supported the light rail project throughout construction.
“We are very excited to be partnering with these schools and the students so they can be part of this historic moment in Canberra,” Ms Fitzharris said.
“This is a great opportunity for local students to get involved and become one of the voices of our future public transport system.”
Canberra’s light rail has started daytime testing and can be seen running down Nullarbor Avenue, Harrison and will soon travel towards the depot in Mitchell. Transport Light Rail Stage 1 Project Director Meghan Oldfield said construction was still on track for December completion.
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From the submitted recordings, a shortlist of eight voices will be chosen to compete in the final audition and the finalists will be invited to attend a special live reading in front of a judging panel.
The judging panel will include representatives from Transport Canberra, Canberra Metro Operations, Canberra FM, Canberra Weekly and Guide Dogs ACT.
Between two and four students will be selected and the winners’ voices will be then be recorded for the official light rail announcements at a later date, ready for the start of operations.