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It has been more than a decade in the making and despite time blowouts and the final green light at the 11th hour, Canberra's light rail has finally taken its first passengers.
The overcast and slightly gloomy start to Saturday was not enough to deter people from getting up early to be some of the first to catch a ride.
The very first at the city station was Jordan Thompson, who said he was excited to be at the front of the inaugural line.
"I wasn't expecting this, I was expecting to be at the back, but I'm really looking forward to it," he said.
"It's going to be good fun, it's going to be a good thing for Canberra and I think a lot of people will enjoy it."
Nick Farrelly said his son Freddy "loves trains" and had been excited to jump aboard.
"He told me this morning that he wanted to come down to the train station so here we are, fourth in the queue and looking forward to the trip out to Gungahlin," Mr Farrelly said.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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