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The Valley Line West is a 14 km light-rail extension from 102 Street downtown to Lewis Farms.

About the Project

It’s the second stage of the Valley Line, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.

Where We Are

In 2016, the Valley Line West received funding through the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) to update the preliminary design that was completed in 2013. The funding also covers work to determine the most appropriate project delivery method (P3, for example) and to develop a business case for construction funding. This work will position the City to be procurement ready when new funding becomes available.

While there are no timelines for additional funding, the City hopes to be ready to initiate the procurement phase as early as 2018. Once additional funding is secured, it is is anticipated it would take about one year to select a contractor for the Valley Line West and another five years to complete construction.

Background

The concept plan for the entire Valley Line (formerly known as the Southeast to West LRT) was approved by City Council on February 15, 2012.

The concept plan defines:

  • Where LRT tracks will be located along the route
  • Where the LRT stops and stations will be located
  • Location of grade seperations and elevated guideway

Preliminary design for the Valley Line was completed in 2013, including public engagement and engineering regarding:

  • Visually integrating the system into the existing landscape and communities
  • LRT stop/station aesthetics
  • Landscape architecture aesthetics
  • Connectivity to existing transportation forms, such as walking and cycling, as well as public transit and Park and Ride
  • Understanding impacts with stakeholders and working with stakeholders to lessen those impacts where possible
  • Refining property requirements

The project was broken into two stages:

  • Valley Line Southeast between 102 Street downtown and Mill Woods Town Centre, which is currently under construction
  • Valley Line West between 102 Street downtown and Lewis Farms Transit Centre

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Valley Line LRT

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For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

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

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