Tree canopy on 105 Street north of 107 Avenue.
Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT station wins design award. Photo Credit: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Project Update - April 2019
On April 4, 2019, the City of Edmonton issued Thales Canada Inc. with a Notice of Termination. Thales committed to completing their work on the Metro Line signalling system by December 4, 2018, but the City has found that the signalling system isn’t ready or reliable.
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.