Construction of stage one of the Valley Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) will connect Mill Woods to downtown Edmonton with about 13.1 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 routes at Churchill Square.
The Valley Line Southeast is different from the current high-floor LRT system that Edmonton operates. The Valley Line Southeast features new, low-floor, urban-styled trains that will provide more pedestrian-friendly access with 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 City of Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT is expected to be operational in 2021.