Edmonton’s Valley Line Southeast LRT to open Nov. 4

Edmonton’s long-awaited Valley Line Southeast LRT line is set to open for passenger service on Nov. 4.

The City of Edmonton and TransEd, the consortium behind the project, made the announcement Tuesday.

The $1.8 billion project, a public-private partnership between TransEd and the City of Edmonton, is nearly three years behind schedule from the original in-service date of December 2020.

The 13-kilometre, low-floor line will link Mill Woods, in the city’s southeast, to downtown.

The project has faced numerous setbacks during the construction.

In August 2022, cracks were found in numerous concrete piers that support elevated sections of track.

In June, TransEd said that signalling cables along the entire route needed to be replaced before the line can go into operation.

TransEd is a partnership of companies that includes Fengate Capital Management, Bechtel, Ellis-Don, and Bombardier. Other key team members include Transdev, ARUP, and IBI Group.

More to come…

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