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LRT is about more than transit; it’s about transforming Edmonton. As the city grows, so do its transportation needs. LRT is an investment in Edmonton’s future: the development of a modern, globally competitive city with a transportation system that meets the needs of a diverse, dynamic and growing population. LRT is reliable, accessible and frequent. LRT is a preferred choice that gets people where they need to go.

Upcoming Public Engagement

Current Projects

The Metro Line Northwest is in the design phase. Public engagement has begun to gather input on final concept for the alignment and station design.
Valley Line West is in the design phase. There is funding to review the preliminary design that was completed in 2013.
The Valley Line Southeast runs 13 km from Mill Woods to downtown. Construction has begun, with the line scheduled to open to the public by 2020.
The City is studying possible routes for a future LRT route that would connect Strathcona, Downtown, Bonnie Doon and east Edmonton.
Capital Line Northeast is in the design phase. Preliminary engineering was completed for an extension from Clareview to north city limits in 2010.
Capital Line South extension is in the design phase. In June 2017, additional preliminary engineering was started to review and bring the project up to current standards.

Building LRT

Building a new LRT line is a significant infrastructure project that can take several years of planning, engineering and public engagement before construction can begin. Learn more about the LRT Network Plan, project lifecycle and design when building an LRT.

Completed Projects

Metro Line: Churchill to NAIT Expansion

September 6, 2015

With the opening of the Metro line it expanded the LRT Network 3.3 km from Churchill LRT Station in downtown Edmonton northwest to NAIT.

  • 2015: MacEwan, Kingsway/Royal Alexandra Hospital, NAIT stations opened
Capital Line: Health Sciences to Century Park Expansion

2010 to 2009

With the opening of three more stations it expanded the line to 21 km.

  • 2010: Southgate and Century Park stations opened
  • 2009: McKernan/Belgravia and South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park stations open

South LRT Extension Fly-Through Video

Capital Line: Clareview to Health Sciences

1962 to 2006

  • 2006: Health Sciences Station opens
  • 1998 and 2001: Upgrades to the Belvedere and Clareview stations occurred
  • August 23, 1992: Extension from Grandin to University Station opened. It includes a North Saskatchewan River bridge crossing
  • September 1989: Extension from the Bay Station to Grandin Station opened
  • December 1983: The D.L. MacDonald Yard, between Belvedere and Clareview, opened for storage and to service the vehicles
  • June 1983: Downtown was extended to the Bay and Corona stations
  • April 26, 1981: Extension from the CN right-of-way to Clareview Station opened
  • April 22, 1978: Service started from Central Station to Belvedere Station in time for the 1978 Commonwealth Games
  • 1974 to 1977: Construction and testing started
  • 1962: Plans for Edmonton's LRT were developed

Stay Informed

LRT Projects

For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874
Email LRTprojects@edmonton.ca

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