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  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by lpetrich
 
The Edmonton Transit System (ETS) :: City of Edmonton will soon get a light-rail extension, Metro Line (North LRT to NAIT) :: City of Edmonton, to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. It was originally expected to open earlier this year, but integrating the line's signaling has been difficult, and it's now expected to open by the end of this year. It joins the existing line at Churchill station, and travels in it southward to Health Sciences / Jubilee station.

This extension, the Metro Line, will add a branch to the existing single-line system, though one that has been extended over the years. That line, the Capital Line, currently runs between Century Park in the south and Clareview in the northeast.

They are planning several more extensions:
  • Clareview northeastward to Gorman
  • Century Park southward to Desrochers
  • NAIT northward and westward to Campbell Rd.
  • A new line, the Valley Line, between Mill Woods in the southeast, the existing line at Churchill, and Lewis Farms in the west
  by lpetrich
 
Metro Line :: City of Edmonton - the NAIT line opened on September 6, 2015. There are plans to extend that line further north to Campbell Rd.

Capital Line :: City of Edmonton - there are plans to extend it northward from Clareview to Gorman and southward from Century Park to Heritage Valley.

Valley Line :: City of Edmonton - the west part of that line is in planning, while the southeast part is under construction. That part should open in the end of 2020.
  by lpetrich
 
Future LRT :: City of Edmonton

Four projects are in various stages of planning and construction.

Capital Line - South :: City of Edmonton: Century Park existing station southward to Heritage Valley. Construction will start when funding is complete.

Valley Line - West :: City of Edmonton: City Center to Lewis Farms. In procurement, and construction should start in 2021. It should be done in 2026 or 2027.

Valley Line - Southeast :: City of Edmonton: City Center to Mill Woods. Under construction, and revenue service should start in 2021.

Metro Line - Northwest Extension :: City of Edmonton: NAIT to Campbell Road. Started construction this year (2020), and revenue service should start in 2024 or 2025.