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Learn more about the Capital Line South LRT project as it has progressed.

Determining How the LRT Will Fit

Design Phase

November 29, 2017: Public Information Session

Residents were invited to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride, Capital Line South LRT Extension and 135 Street/Anthony Henday Drive Connection Public Information Session to receive information and updates on the three projects.

The Capital Line South LRT Extension will run from the current Century Park Station to Ellerslie Road. It will connect to the Heritage Valley Park & Ride located at the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street. 135 Street connection to Anthony Henday Drive will replace the existing access at 127 Street. It will also provide transit access from Anthony Henday Drive to Heritage Valley Park & Ride.

135 Street / Anthony Henday Drive Connection Display Boards (6 MB)

Capital Line South LRT Extension Alignment (3 MB)

Capital Line South LRT Extension Display Boards (1 MB)

Future Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) Layout (2 MB)

Heritage Valley Park & Ride Display Boards (3 MB)

Fact Sheet

What We Heard Report - November 2017

Fall 2016: Supplemental Work Started

With funding from the Federal Government, the City started supplemental work on the Capital Line South Extension.

Updating of the preliminary design was initiated in June 2017 and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018. No timeline or funding for construction has been confirmed at this time.

Fact Sheet

Century Park to Ellerslie Road Map

September 2017: Capital Line South Extension Survey

The Capital Line South Extension Survey closed on September 30, 2017.

What We Heard December 15, 2017

The survey results helped determine if the direction of the 2010 preliminary design still meets the community's needs.

March 28, 2013: The Capital Line Name is Announced

Following extensive public input, the names of the current and future LRT lines were decided.

Capital Line was selected as the name for the LRT route running from northeast Edmonton to the south city limit. The South LRT Extension is now called Capital Line South Extension.

October 2010: Partial Concept Planning Approved

Concepts plans for the 3 km extension from Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW have been brought up-to-date with the Neighbourhood Area Structure Plans (NASP) for Heritage Valley Town Centre and Desrochers. These plans were approved by City Council in October 2009 and October 2010.

Concept Plans – Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW

Ellerslie Road to 41 Avenue SW Map

May 2010: Preliminary Engineering to Ellerslie Road Completed

Preliminary Engineering for the first 4.5 km from Century Park to Ellerslie Road was completed in 2010.

Century Park to Ellerslie Road Map

April 2010: Information Sessions

The City presented the recommended preliminary design plans for the future South LRT extension. Feedback from previous open house, resident and business meetings and Stakeholder Information Panel meetings in Fall 2009 were considered in the development of the preliminary design plans.

Information Session Displays

Preliminary Engineering Handout

Information Session Summary

December 10, 2009: Stakeholder Information Panel Meeting

The City met with the Stakeholder Information Panel to gather feedback regarding specific landscaping and aesthetic themes and share updates on the status of the project.

Presentation

Minutes

October 2009: Open House

The City held an open house to share information and gather input on the project.

Open House Displays

Open House Summary

September 24, 2009: Stakeholder Information Panel Meeting

The City met with the Stakeholder Information Panel to gather input on impacts of the project.

Presentation

Minutes

August 2009: Residential Land Owner and Business Owner/Operator Meeting

The City presented and gathered input in addressing possible impacts to communities along the alignment.

Meeting Summary

July 2009: Fact Sheet

In July 2008, Edmonton City Council approved the Concept Plan for the South LRT Extension from Century Park to the South City Limit. Preliminary Engineering to Ellerslie Road was initiated in April 2009 after funding was approved by Council, and is scheduled for completion in January 2010.

Preliminary Engineering Fact Sheet

Deciding Where The Route Will Run

Concept Phase

March 2009: Park and Ride Open House

Shared information with local residents about a potential temporary Park and Ride at Ellerslie Road.

Having evaluated the temporary Park and Ride against other options, the City decided to proceed with a permanent Park and Ride facility at the Ellerslie Road/127 Street location. A temporary Park and Ride at the Century Park LRT station will provide service to commuters while the facility at Ellerslie Road is constructed.

July 8, 2008: Council Approved Concept Plan

City Council approved the South LRT Extension from Century Park to the south City limit.

City Council Meeting Minutes July 8, 2008 (Item E)

How it Started

Strategy Phase

  • In 1999 Council approved a Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move, that recommended a city-wide high-speed transit system
  • In 2004 a study was conducted and recommended high-speed transit was suitable between downtown and NAIT
December 2008

December 2008, City Council approved a new criteria for LRT Route Planning and Evaluation. This criteria reflected a shift in the City’s strategic planning direction, as reflected in The Way We Move and The Way We Grow. For LRT and Transit investments, the original goal was to minimize travel times and increase ridership, but the new focus was finding a balance of travel time and shaping land use.

2008 to 2009

Planning Studies and Policy Change

At this time, planning studies were underway for a West LRT line. However, the change in policy direction led to a decision to re-evaluate potential west routes.

In 2009, the City also completed a long-term study to define the future size, scale and operation of Edmonton’s LRT system. The Network Plan calls for the potential development of five LRT lines across the city. For lines that don’t physically connect into the existing system, such as the Valley Line, the network plan called for the development of an urban-style LRT. This means the system should have smaller, more frequent stops that are better connected to the surrounding community.

LRT Route Planning and Evaluation Criteria

Building LRT

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City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874
Email LRTprojects@edmonton.ca

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