Valley Line LRT
Construction of stage one of the Valley Line LRT will connect Mill Woods to downtown Edmonton with about 13 km of light rail transit. This stage includes 11 stops, an elevated station incorporating a transit centre and Park & Ride, and a transfer point to the existing LRT at Churchill Square.
The Valley Line is different from the type of LRT Edmonton now operates. The Valley Line features new, low-floor, urban-styled vehicles that will provide more pedestrian-friendly access at street level stops. And, in residential and commercial areas, embedded tracks will be integrated to the established design and traffic flow of the area.
Pre-construction work began in March 2016 and stage one of the Valley Line LRT is expected to be operational in 2020.
LRT in Edmonton
Edmonton is one of Canada's fastest growing cities and transportation needs are outpacing its infrastructure capacity. As a modern, dynamic city, Edmonton needs a transportation system that is reliable and accessible while accommodating growth in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable way.
An investment in light rail transit (LRT) ensures the city continues to thrive, equipped with an efficient way to get people where they need to go.
The LRT network is part of the City’s Transportation Master Plan and is integral to keeping our city running smoothly.
TransEd Partners is composed of Bechtel, EllisDon, Bombardier, and Fengate Capital Management Ltd., together with the added expertise of Arup Canada and IBI Group—each world leading experts in design, engineering, construction, transportation solutions, project management and finance.
In a public-private partnership (P3) with the City of Edmonton, TransEd Partners is responsible to not only design and build stage one of the Valley Line LRT, but also to operate and maintain the line for 30 years.
This model allows for greater potential cost savings, innovation and on-time delivery—giving Edmontonians the best value for their tax dollars.