Train Testing Duration Updates and Safety

Notice, Sidewalk, Vehicle

February 06, 2020 – On or about Thursday, February 6 to Friday, February 7, from 9 am to 6 pm, Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) train testing will be in progress on the new LRT tracks along 66 Street, between 34 Avenue and 51 Avenue. The train will move from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (at 75 Street and 51 Avenue) and will return to the facility after each testing session.

The pedestrian walkway at 36A Avenue will be closed intermittently to accommodate safe train crossings. There will be flag persons on-site, please do not jaywalk. There will be no traffic disruptions at intersections.

Train testing will resume on the same route as of Monday, February 10 to Saturday, February 15 from 9 am to 3 pm, daily.

Overhead wires will be electrified at ALL times, and trains will be powered directly from the live wires.


  • Always stay alert while on the road. Although the train testing might be a distraction please be mindful of your surroundings and other road users.
  • Overhead wires will be electrified! Encountering live wires can result in serious injury/death. Do not fly kites, drones or remote-controlled planes near the wires
  • Do not jaywalk. Only cross at marked intersections or when permitted by a flag person.

TransEd is committed to following all City of Edmonton bylaws and regulations. Thank you for your understanding and patience as the project progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit

Please refer to the attached map for more details. For more information, visit our website or contact us via email at or by phone 780-224-0964.

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