Project Update - June 2016
The Metro Line will increase speed in several sections of its service area starting on Sunday June 19. This is an important step forward in improving Metro Line LRT operations.
Temporary speed restrictions are still in effect over the roadway crossings which will require the line to slow to 25 km/h over any intersections that meets with traffic. There may be minor adjustments to the schedule to accommodate speed changes.
Pedestrians who cross the Metro Line tracks at 108 Avenue and 113 Avenue will notice the train approaching at a faster speed. Please obey all lights and warning systems, and not attempt to cross the tracks if the train is approaching.
About the Project
The Metro Line is a 3.3 km extension from Churchill LRT Station in downtown Edmonton northwest to NAIT. It’s the first segment of a planned LRT expansion to Edmonton city limits near St. Albert and is part of the Transportation Master Plan’s vision to expand LRT service to all sectors of the City by 2040.
Because land use and transportation are closely linked, LRT growth will be guided by the principle of transit-oriented development. Its goal is to create compact neighbourhoods with a mixture of residential, employment, recreational, and business opportunities within convenient walking distance of transit.
Find out more about the timeline of the Metro Line LRT project.