2011 - Standards, guidance and performance-based design criteria for engineering and building LRT.
The LRT Design Guidelines provide standards, guidance and performance-based design criteria for engineering and building LRT in Edmonton. These guidelines ensure that the City designs and builds a uniform system that is easy to maintain and upgrade.
Valley Line LRT Guidelines
In 2012, low-floor LRT Technical Design Guidelines (13MB) were developed to provide technical guidance and performance-based design criteria, for the purpose of facilitating the preliminary design of the Valley Line. These guidelines relate to the design specifications of features such as: stops and stations, structures and low floor vehicles (LRVs).
In conjunction with the technical design guidelines, the City developed the Valley Line LRT Design Guide, which introduced the urban style LRT design philosophy which the City coined “Sustainable Urban Integration” (SUI). These SUI guidelines, specific to the Valley Line LRT, support the design of livable, pedestrian-friendly environments. SUI enhancements are intended to reflect the character of each of the communities along the LRT corridor.
Both sets of guidelines form the technical requirements for design and construction of the Valley Line LRT that are embedded in Schedule 5 of the Valley Line - Stage 1 P3 Project Agreement.