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In 2009, the City adopted a Long Term LRT Network Plan that defines the future size, scale and operation of Edmonton’s LRT system.

About The LRT Network Plan

Long Term LRT Network Plan

Expanding the LRT network is one way the City plans to meet the objectives of the Transportation Master Plan and Municipal Development Plan. The LRT Network Plan balances Edmonton’s long-term transportation needs with a commitment to grow green and create a compact, integrated urban environment featuring a high-quality, accessible transportation mode.

The City has reviewed Edmonton’s network-wide LRT expansion plans with goals to:

  • Define the type of LRT system that best meets Edmonton's long-term objectives
  • Identify the number of lines and their ultimate destinations
  • Review system design and technology

The plan’s long-term vision is to expand the City’s LRT to five lines by 2040. It includes:

  • Extensions of Capital Line north to Gorman and south to Heritage Valley
  • New lines northwest to the city limits and east towards Sherwood Park
  • A Central Area LRT Circulator between Downtown and high-activity areas near the University of Alberta and Old Strathcona

Expansion of the LRT network involves changes from the existing suburban-style system to a more urban style, regardless of high-floor or low-floor vehicles. Changes include:

  • Most tracks at street level
  • Stations built closer together
  • Some connections between different LRT lines, especially at Churchill Station
  • Reduced speeds through residential areas


Project Lifecycle

For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874

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