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North America: Upcoming light-rail projects [free access]

October 1, 2017

A total of 46 light-rail transit (LRT) projects spanning a length of 593.06 km and covering around 452 stations are planned to be developed in North America. The following table provides details of the LRT projects planned to be developed by 2035.

 

Table: Upcoming light-rail projects

Project

Developer

Length (km)

Number of stations

Canada

Calgary C-Train Blue Line Extension

Calgary Transit

7.5

4

Calgary C-Train Green Line

Calgary Transit

46

28

Calgary C-Train Red Line Extension

Calgary Transit

Not available

2

Edmonton LRT Capital Line

City of Edmonton

2.9

1

Edmonton LRT Capital Line South

City of Edmonton

4.5

2

Edmonton LRT Valley Line Stage 1

City of Edmonton

13.1

12

Edmonton LRT Valley Line Stage 2

City of Edmonton

13.9

14

Hamilton Light Rail

Metrolinx and Hamilton City Council

13

18

Hurontario-Main Light Rail

Metrolinx

23

26

Ottawa O-Train Confederation Line (Stage 1)

OC Transpo

12.5

13

Ottawa O-Train Confederation Line East Extension

OC Transpo

13

5

Ottawa O-Train Confederation Line West Extension

OC Transpo

13

10

Ottawa O-Train Trillium Line South Extension

OC Transpo

11

7

Waterloo-Kitchener Light Rail

Region of Waterloo

19

19

Surrey Light Rail

TransLink and Surrey City Development Corporation

27

19

Toronto Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx

19

25

Toronto Finch West LRT

Metrolinx

11

19

Toronto Sheppard East LRT

Metrolinx

13

26

United States

Baltimore National Capital Purple Line

MDOT

26

21

Boston Green Line Extension

 MBTA

6.9

7

Charlotte Blue Line Extension

CATS

14.88

11

Charlotte Gold Line Phase 2

CATS

4

11

Charlotte Silver Line

CATS

21.7

13

Charlotte West Corridor

CATS

10.3

10

Dallas CBD Second Light Rail Alignment

DART

3.86

5

Denver Southeast Rail Line Extension

RTD

3.7

3

Los Angeles Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor

LACMTA

13.6

8

Los Angeles Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase II

LACMTA

19.2

6

Los Angeles Regional Connector Transit Corridor

LACMTA

3.04

3

Minneapolis Green Line Extension

Metropolitan Council

23.34

15

Minneapolis Metro Blue Line Extension

Metropolitan Council

21

11

Phoenix Capitol I-10/ West Light Rail Extension Phase I

Valley Metro

2.04

To be announced

Phoenix Capitol I-10/ West Light Rail Extension Phase II

Valley Metro

15

To be announced

Phoenix Central Mesa Light Rail Extension Phase II

Valley Metro

3

2

Phoenix Northwest Light Rail Extension Phase II

Valley Metro

2.89

To be announced

Phoenix South Central Light Rail

Valley Metro

8

7

Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit

GoTriangle

28.5

18

Sacramento Light Rail Green Line Extension

RT

18.83

10

San Diego Mid-coast Corridor

 SANDAG

17.6

9

San Francisco Third Street Light Rail Phase 2 – Central Subway

SFMTA

2.7

4

Seattle East Link Light Rail

SDOT

22.4

10

Seattle Federal Way Link Extension

SDOT

12.5

3

Seattle Lynnwood Link Extension

SDOT

13.68

4

Seattle Northgate Link Extension

SDOT

6.88

3

Tacoma Link expansion

Sound Transit

3.84

6

Denver Central Rail Extension

RTD

1.28

2

Notes: CATS - Charlotte Area Transit System; DART - Dallas Area Rapid Transit; LACMTA - Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; MBTA - Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; MDOT - Maryland Department of Transport; MTA - Maryland Transit Administration; SANDAG - San Diego Association of Governments; SDOT - Seattle Department of Transportation; SFMTA - San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; RT - Sacramento Regional Transit District; RTD - Regional Transportation District

Source: Global Mass Transit Research