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LRT is about more than transit; it’s about transforming Edmonton. As the city grows, so do its transportation needs. LRT is an investment in Edmonton’s future: the development of a modern, globally competitive city with a transportation system that meets the needs of a diverse, dynamic and growing population. LRT is reliable, accessible and frequent. LRT is a preferred choice that gets people where they need to go.

Current Projects

Capital Line South extension is in the design phase. Preliminary engineering is being reviewed to bring the project up to standards.
Valley Line West is in the design phase, with funding to cover a preliminary design review and preparing for procurement.
The Valley Line Southeast is in the build phase. Construction has begun, with the line scheduled to open by 2020.
Communities northwest of City Centre share their vision of the Metro Line Northwest LRT Extension that's in the concept phase.

Building LRT

Building a new LRT line is a significant infrastructure project that can take several years of planning, engineering and public engagement before construction can begin. Learn more about the LRT Network Plan, project lifecycle and design when building an LRT.

Completed Projects

Metro Line: Churchill to NAIT Expansion

September 6, 2015

With the opening of the Metro line it expanded the LRT Network 3.3 km from Churchill LRT Station in downtown Edmonton northwest to NAIT.

  • 2015: MacEwan, Kingsway/Royal Alexandra Hospital, NAIT stations opened
Capital Line: Health Sciences to Century Park Expansion

2010 to 2009

With the opening of three more stations it expanded the line to 21 km.

  • 2010: Southgate and Century Park stations opened
  • 2009: McKernan/Belgravia and South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park stations open

South LRT Extension Fly-Through Video

Capital Line: Clareview to Health Sciences

1962 to 2006

  • 2006: Health Sciences Station opens
  • 1998 and 2001: Upgrades to the Belvedere and Clareview stations occurred
  • August 23, 1992: Extension from Grandin to University Station opened. It includes a North Saskatchewan River bridge crossing
  • September 1989: Extension from the Corona Station to Grandin Station opened
  • December 1983: The D.L. MacDonald Yard, between Belvedere and Clareview, opened for storage and to service the vehicles
  • June 1983: Downtown was extended to the Bay and Corona stations
  • April 26, 1981: Extension from the CN right-of-way to Clareview Station opened
  • April 22, 1978: Service started from Central Station to Belvedere Station in time for the 1978 Commonwealth Games
  • 1974 to 1977: Construction and testing started
  • 1962: Plans for Edmonton's LRT were developed

Read more on ETS History.

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LRT Projects

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Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874

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