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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. It is reliable, accessible and connects people to where they want and need to go — here, there and way over there.

Current Projects

The Capital Line South extension preliminary design is complete. The project will move forward when funding becomes available.
The competitive procurement process is complete. Construction begins this year and will take 5 to 6 years to complete.
Construction activities on the southeast part of the Valley Line started in spring 2016. The Valley Line Southeast is expected to open in 2021.
Construction on the Metro Line Northwest (NAIT to Blatchford) started in summer 2020.

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LRT Projects

You can get here, there, and way over there.

Hear from retiree Mark on how the LRT expansion is taking our city to new places.

“In my situation, if I’m going downtown, I might as well take the LRT. It’s faster and it’s less expensive [than driving]. And the further west the LRT expands, the quicker it’ll be for me to get downtown and all around the city.”

Getting to your exams should be the easy part.

Hear from Ian on how the LRT expansion is taking our city to new places.

“I’ve heard that the LRT is expanding to the 4 major hospitals in Edmonton, and being that I’m interested in a healthcare career, the LRT could really help me get to work.”

Life's a journey. Soon with more stops.

Hear from the Jones family on how the LRT expansion is taking our city new places.

“As the LRT expands, it’s going to provide us with new places to go and different ways to get there.”

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.

For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874

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