Edmonton’s Metro Line LRT Will Finally Run at Full Speed as of February 19, 2017

Finally, after many months, the Metro Line LRT will run at full speed through intersections. Something that drivers have been patiently awaiting.

EDMONTON — Great news coming in from the City of Edmonton through a public service announcement earlier today.

Consultants ensuring safety of the Metro Line have given the city the go-ahead on lifting the speed restriction that has been in place at intersections since its inception.

This lift will be removed on Sunday, February 19, 2017, and the consultants for the Metro Line LRT are Rail Safety Consulting.

Trains will be traveling at speeds of up to 50 km/hr through intersections, rather than the crawling speeds of today.

The Metro Line LRT is the line that runs from St. Albert, through to Castledowns, NAIT, MacEwan, downtown, and down to University of Alberta.

Here’s a map of all future potential lines:
Potential future LRT lines
Potential future LRT lines

The lifting of speed restrictions is another step towards full delivery of the signalling system from the contractor, Thales.City of Edmonton


In other related news:

Earlier today, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson held a life Facebook video Q&A, asking the people of Edmonton to share their questions and concerns with himself, Guy Boston, who was introduced as the Branch Manager of LRT Delivery, and Eddie Robar, the Branch Manager of LRT Services.

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We’ve embedded the video for you below:
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He makes mention about the speed limit on the Metro Line LRT being lifted, making note that this live question and answer video was not planned out to work out so perfectly with the announcement’s public release.

Looking very much forward to the Metro Line running full speed ahead, as well as the future of Edmonton’s LRT system.


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