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Marco's light rail trip

On Monday morning, Phillip accompanies Marco to the light rail stop to help him practise the trip. Phillip ensures that he finds the safest walking route for Marco, which may not be the quickest route. He makes sure that Marco has his Opal card and the information card with him.

Take a look at how Marco's trip progresses on this screen.

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Marco's light rail trip

To start, Phillip and Marco walk to the light rail stop. Phillip points out the busy road they discussed in the information session.

Marco is road-safe aware, but not confident about crossing a busy road. Phillip uses strategies to make crossing safer, which he goes through with Marco. Always cross at lights if they are available, even if it means walking further. If there are no lights, cross away from intersections, so that you only have to check right, left and right for cars, and not also for cars coming from behind or from in front.

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Marco's light rail trip

Since this is the first trip experience, and Marco does not feel confident, Phillip takes the lead and tells Marco what he needs to do. He points out landmarks to Marco until they arrive at the light rail platform.

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Marco's light rail trip

Phillip shows Marco the platform that they will need to board from and points out the signs indicating the service going towards the city. In later transport practice, Phillip will ask Marco to identify the platform they need to board from, to encourage him to recognise this himself.

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Marco's light rail trip

Phillip and Marco wait for the next service. Phillip shows Marco how to tap on with his Child/Youth Opal card, and they board.

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Marco's light rail trip

Phillip and Marco look for key landmarks as they get close to Glebe light rail stop. They get off and walk to Marco's school. Once again, Phillip identifies the safest walking route and reinforces safe road crossing with Marco.

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