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Strathcona/Downtown/Bonnie Doon

The Centre LRT Study will determine the best LRT route to connect Edmontonians and visitors to Strathcona, Downtown, Bonnie Doon and east Edmonton.

The City’s LRT Network Plan includes six LRT lines extending from Downtown to the Northwest, Northeast, East, Southeast, South and West sections of the city. This new central LRT route will provide the missing east connection completing the LRT Network Plan. It will also enhance Edmonton as an extraordinary place to live, work, play and visit by increasing sustainable transportation mode choices that both support our City’s growth and consider our environmental footprint.

Centre LRT Network Map

About the Project

Strategy Phase

The central LRT route was identified in the City’s Long Term LRT Network Plan (adopted by City Council in 2009) and will provide opportunities for seamless connections between Downtown, the Alberta Legislature, the University of Alberta, Strathcona, Bonnie Doon, east Edmonton and the wider LRT network.

The Centre LRT Study will research possible street and avenue options to determine the best location for a central LRT route, stop locations along the way and the optimum track alignment (where the tracks fit in the roadway).

This new LRT route will use a low‐floor, urban‐style LRT that operates at street‐level in dedicated lanes, using traffic signals to flow with traffic through intersections. It features frequent, sidewalk‐level stops and can fit seamlessly into communities. It is the same LRT system as the Valley Line LRT currently being constructed between Mill Woods and Downtown. It is intended to connect with the Valley Line in east Edmonton and will cross the river to connect again Downtown.

Current LRT Projects

Where We Are In The Study

After months of technical studies, stakeholder meetings and public engagement, an LRT route has begun to emerge within the Centre LRT Study area. At this point in the study, Administration is confident the preferred east/west connection of the route will be located on Whyte Avenue rather than on 76 Avenue. Additional technical analysis and stakeholder engagement is required before other areas of the route, such as the preferred river crossing and locations to connect to the Valley Line, can be identified.

In early 2018, the project team will share details of the study and hear your thoughts on the preferred route. We will also gather input to help inform the development of the Concept Plan options, including preferred stop locations and track alignment (where the tracks fit in the roadway, right/left/centre). Feedback will likewise be collected on how the LRT can best ‘fit’ or integrate into your community, and link to cycle, pedestrian and other transit connections.

Where We Are Graphic


Concept Design
  • Fall 2018 - Public Hearing at City Council Review
  • Summer 2018 - Public Events Phase 4 - Preferred Concept
  • Spring 2018 - Public Events Phase 3 - Options and Concepts
Route Study
  • Winter 2018 - Public Hearing at City Council Review
  • Winter 2018 - Public Events Phase 2 - Preferred Options
  • July 2017 - Public Events Phase 1 - Route Options - We Are Here
LRT Network Plan
  • Approved by City Council 2009

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Centre LRT Study

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