LRT

Sustainable Urban Integration – Connecting Edmonton to its Routes

Edmontonians have a lot to be proud of – from our tight-knit communities, to our exciting, year-round festivals or our 150 kilometers of tranquil river valley trails, there’s lots of reasons why ...

How public involvement helped determine the Valley Line route

When the City was in the early stages of planning the Valley Line LRT there were a wide number of route options available, each with its pluses and minuses. In order to select the most logical path fo...

Metro Line opening September 6

The Metro Line is opening to public service on Sunday, September 6, 2015. This new LRT extension between downtown and NAIT has been a long time coming, and it’s bringing significant changes to Edmon...

The Metro Line – Building Momentum Safely

The anticipation is building around the Metro Line, especially since the City of Edmonton reached a major milestone in the process of opening the new LRT to public service. Edmonton Transit System (ET...

Station area plan’s success points to smoother future growth around LRT

City planners are highly aware that one wrong step in dealing with neighbourhoods about major plans for future change can be like sneezing in the ear of a sleeping dragon. Which is why Michael Strong ...

Metro Line Testing Update

UPDATE: March 19, 2015 The City and its contract partner made more progress on the Metro Line last weekend. The practice signalling tests went well and Thales Rail Signalling Solutions is prepared to ...

The Valley Line LRT: Planning for Growth

Edmonton is the fastest growing city in Canada. As Edmonton grows, more and more people will be using the city’s transportation infrastructure, and we need to plan for this. LRT is a critical pa...

The Valley Line: What is “Urban LRT”?

We often receive questions about how and why the Valley Line will be different from the existing Capital and Metro lines. People have heard that the Valley Line will run at street level. They’ve hea...

The Valley Line: Past, Present and Future

There is major progress to report on the fast developing Valley Line LRT project. This week, another major milestone was reached when it was announced that three teams have been shortlisted to partici...

Inventor sweeps up City savings of $120k/yr

A flash of inspiration saves City employees 20,000+ hours of backbreaking work each winter, thanks to Neil Ganske’s impressively inventive mind. Neil Ganske just can’t stop trying to make the worl...

Metro Line Update

The City’s largest, most expensive construction project is complete. After five years; the efforts of hundreds of people; thousands of pounds of concrete, steel and rebar; and the patience and under...

Up – Up – Up – Up. Up on Transit Style

Ridership Increase Following a trend that began over 10 years ago, more and more Edmontonians are taking transit. Ridership[i] for Edmonton Transit System (ETS) increased by 3.1% in 2012, with the num...

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