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City of Edmonton selects Hyundai Rotem to build LRVs, Canada [free access]

November 14, 2021

The City of Edmonton has selected South Korea-based Hyundai Rotem to build 40 light-rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Valley Line West light rail transit (LRT) project. The city plans to finalise a contract with Hyundai Rotem by end-2021, with delivery of the train cars expected in 2025. The vehicles are expected to cost between CAD260 million and CAD390 million.


The line will span 14 km from Downtown (102 Street) to Lewis Farms and will connect with the Valley Line Southeast line. The cost of the project is CAD2.6 billion. The West line will have 14 at-grade stations and two elevated stations (at the Misericordia Hospital and West Edmonton Mall) as well as two bridges. It will also include a transfer point with the existing LRT system (Capital and Metro lines) at Churchill Square. The end-to-end journey time is estimated at 35 minutes, with a service frequency of five minutes during peak hours.


Marigold Infrastructure Partners was selected in December 2020 as the contractor for the Valley Line West project and began construction in early 2021. The construction work on the line is expected to be completed by 2026. The project is being funded by the province of Alberta and the Government of Canada.


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