September 18, 2020 – Starting on or about Tuesday, September 22 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) train system testing will be in progress on the LRT tracks along 66 Street, between 34 Avenue and 51 Avenue, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. The train will be pushed and pulled by the Mobile Rescue Vehicle from the Gerry Wright Operations and Maintenance Facility (at 75 Street and 51 Avenue) and will return to the facility after testing. The train will not be powered. This system testing is expected to last for four days.
Crews will be performing clearance verification testing to authenticate the distance between the platform and train. The train systems testing process is to ensure that all elements are performing to required safety standards before opening to the public.
There will be occasional noise associated with this work, the bell dings from the Mobile Rescue vehicle to alert the public of the moving train.
There will be minimal traffic disruption with occasional train crossings at the roadways and intersections that cross the LRT tracks. Flaggers will be on-site where required.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, WE ASK YOU TO:
● Stay alert while on the road. Although the train testing might be a distraction please be mindful of your surroundings and other road users.
● Use the designated pedestrian walkways, please stay off tracks. Only cross at marked intersections or when permitted by a flag person.
We ask for your understanding and patience as construction progresses. For the most current, up-to-date information in your area, please visit https://transedlrt.ca/updates/
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