Australian Capital Territory Minister for Transport Chris Steel
Local Kids Promoting Light Rail Safety
Victor P Taffa
Light rail safety will soon be promoted using posters created by students at Gungahlin College.
Posters were judged today by Minister for Transport Chris Steel and representatives from Canberra Metro, the AFP, and Transit Graphics.
Minister Steel said it was a hard decision with so many great entries, but the judges managed to choose three runners up and an overall winner.
“It’s great to see our local students taking light rail safety seriously and using their artistic talents to get the message out to the broader community.” Minister Steel said.
“This design competition was a partnership between Canberra Metro Operations (CMET) and Gungahlin College. Not only did it give Year 11/12 graphic design classes a chance to design real-world messaging for the light rail, but it also formed part of their curriculum.”
CMET worked closely with the students and provided them access to a range of useful resources, including existing digital branding assets and technical advice from local graphic design agency Transit Graphics. The CMET Customer Service team also worked with students to identify current rail safety risks and safety campaigns.
Winning posters will be promoted on social media and the CMET website, as well and being put on display across the Gungahlin Town Centre. These designs will also be printed on coasters to be used in restaurants, cafes and licensed venues across the ACT to help promote light rail safety.
“Designs were judged on their clarity of message, local influence and overall design impact. There were so many great designs to choose from. The students should all be commended for their great efforts in promoting this serious and important message.” Minister Steel said.