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Join us to learn more about the Metro Line Northwest LRT project, and to help us plan for LRT and the future of your community.

NAIT to Campbell Road

About the Project

Project Lifecycle - Concept Phase

The Metro Line Northwest LRT is part of the City’s Transportation Master Plan vision to expand LRT service to all sectors of the City by 2040. Expanding the existing line will improve mobility and access to existing and new neighbourhoods in the north and northwest sections of the City, and including the City of St. Albert.

The Metro Line Northwest LRT expansion will extend from a new station at NAIT, north through Blatchford to connect to key activity centres along 113A Street and then west along 153 Avenue to Campbell Road.

Metro Line: Northwest Extension Map

The expansion will contribute to reduced travel times for those using LRT, particularly as the City continues to grow and vehicle congestion continues to increase. It will provide Edmontonians and St. Albert residents with a sustainable, efficient and reliable mobility choice, connecting people to key destinations in the City, such as NAIT, Royal Alexandra Hospital, services and shopping areas, and the City centre, as well as getting people back to their families at the end of a long day.

Metro Line expansion will occur in two phases:

  • Phase 1 – NAIT to Blatchford 
  • Phase 2 – Blatchford to Campbell Road 

City council has identified extending the Metro Line to Blatchford as one of the next LRT network expansion priorities. Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Funds will be utilized for this segment of the LRT network. Phase 1 of this project will be construction-procurement ready by 2019.

Building the Northwest LRT is part of the Transportation Master Plan’s vision 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.

Style of LRT

The Metro Line expansion will combine both an urban and suburban style. Utilizing a High-floor train, certain portions of the alignment will be incorporated into communities while other segments will run through suburban areas.

The high-floor train operates similar to the low-floor style with the main difference being higher station platforms. Landscaping and architectural features will be incorporated into the design to minimize intrusion and maximize the openness of space to create a safe environment.

The Metro Line expansion will be mainly at-grade, although grade separations may be required at key intersections and for crossing the CN Walker Rail Yard. Crossing separations will be finalized by December 2017, as part of this study to confirm the Metro Line alignment through northwest Edmonton.

NAIT to Campbell Road

Map Legend

Concept Phase Concept Phase Rail Line Rail Line
Below Ground Below Ground Stops or Stations Stops or Stations
Elevated Elevated Temporary Stop or Station Temporary Stop or Station
Bridge Bridge Transit Station Transit Centre
Park and Ride Park & Ride Tunnel Tunnel
Public Engagement Public Engagement Meeting(s)    

Where We Are

Planning for the Metro Line expansion includes a comprehensive community engagement program. This program is fully integrated into the planning process for concept validation and preliminary engineering.

Public engagement activities will began in Spring 2017, to obtain input to the final concept for the alignment and station design. This includes building awareness about the Metro Line expansion and the public’s role in providing input to the alignment, station areas and connections to communities. Engagement on preliminary engineering will begin in the late fall and continue into 2018, when the completion of the study will set the stage for project implementation.

Key Engagement Phases

  • Engagement Planning - May 2017
  • Concept Validation - June to November 2017
  • Preliminary Engineering - November 2017 to September 2018
  • Engagement Reporting and Transition - July to September 2018

Starting in June 2017 we will be coming to your community to start the conversation about the Metro Line North West Expansion. Through public events, workshops and one-on-one meetings, we are interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on this project.

Style of LRT

The Metro Line expansion will combine both an urban and suburban style. Utilizing a High-floor train, certain portions of the alignment will be incorporated into communities while other segments will run through suburban areas.

The high-floor train operates similar to the low-floor style with the main difference being higher station platforms. Landscaping and architectural features will be incorporated into the design to minimize intrusion and maximize the openness of space to create a safe environment.

The Metro Line expansion will be mainly at-grade, although grade separations may be required at key intersections and for crossing the CN Walker Rail Yard. Crossing separations will be finalized by December 2017, as part of this study to confirm the Metro Line alignment through northwest Edmonton.

The City of Edmonton's Light Rail Transit (LRT) Projects include six routes to various parts of the city.

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Telephone 780-496-4874
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