Project Update - November 2019
The City is moving ahead with an alternative signalling plan for the Metro Line LRT. The City's contractor for the project, Alstom Transport Canada Inc., has started installing a fixed-block signalling system on the tracks between MacEwan and NAIT stations. This system will offer a reliable service without needing manual interventions like slower speeds, which is currently necessary with the incomplete Thales signalling system.
Construction and installation of the new system will take about 1 year. The system will then be tested and commissioned before we start using it.
In the meantime, the City will continue to safely operate the Metro Line using the incomplete Thales signalling system we’ve been using since the line opened in 2015.
Edmontonians will start to see work happening on the tracks between MacEwan and NAIT stations. We anticipate that construction will have some impacts to ETS service but are working to limit these impacts as much as possible. For details on service impacts, please visit takeets.com/alerts or follow @TakeETSalert on Twitter.