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Alberta to invest in Edmonton LRT expansion, Canada [free access]

November 1, 2018

The Province of Alberta has announced plans to invest CAD1.04 billion in the Valley Line light rail transit (LRT) expansion and gain a 40 per cent stake in the project. The investment will be financed through carbon revenues generated by the province’s climate leadership plan.


The Valley Line expansion will span 14 km from 102 Street downtown to Lewis Farms. It is expected to be completed by 2028. The extension is the second phase of the 27-km long Valley Line, which will connect Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton to Lewis Farms.


The province has also announced plans to provide CAD131 million for the Metro Line LRT expansion, which will span 11 km from the NAIT station to St. Albert through Blatchford.


Edmonton LRT network currently spans 24.3 km, comprising two lines (Capital Line and Metro Line) and has 15 stations.


(1 CAD [Canadian Dollar] = 0.76 USD)