Edmonton Light Rail Transit System (Edmonton, AB)

Edmonton Light Rail Transit System

Project Description

The City of Edmonton’s new Light Rail Transit System project includes the construction of the southeast leg of the Southeast to West light rail transit line (Valley Line), running 13.2 km from Mill Woods to downtown Edmonton. The line is an urban style low-floor LRT that will integrate directly into existing communities, with an initial projected daily ridership of 28,000 passengers, increasing to 49,000 by 2044.

The project also includes the construction of a signature bridge spanning the North Saskatchewan River, a 350m tunnel, and an operations and maintenance facility for the new line.

As a P3, this contract will transfer significant risks to the private sector over the whole lifecycle of the project, allowing the City of Edmonton to realize greater value for taxpayer’s dollars.

The private sector contractor will be responsible for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the new Light Rail Transit project over a 30 – year period.

Project Information

Federal funding : $250.00 Million

Procurement Model : Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Maintain

P3 Canada Fund Infrastructure Category : Public Transit Infrastructure