City of Edmonton
Edmonton Green Line LRT Stops and Stations
- The City of Edmonton needed a storm-resilient transportation system that could improve the city experience and increase personal productivity. The line needed to run from outer Mill Woods suburb stop to Centre West downtown station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- The new LRT (light rail transit) system goals included encouraging existing neighborhood re-development, reducing new development sprawl, and condensing the city's footprint to decrease long term service delivery costs.
- Important design goals included visibility,smooth flow, and safety for pedestrian and vehicular traffic, personal security, lighting, and project durability in all weather conditions.
- The LRT system has stops and stations at significant locations in suburban and urban areas.
- The system is designed to fit into the urban fabric and landscape as it moves from outer suburbs through denser urban residential, retail and hospital areas, to landscaped art museum and river front area, and ending in the densely developed urban center.
- While primarily a surface rail system, a scenic long span bridge is planned over the North Saskatchewan River with a tunnel managing grades and preserving the scenic water-front when entering the downtown area.
- The southeast to northwest Valley (Green) LRT will connect downtown with the existing southwest to northeast (Blue) LRT as part of the 2040 LRT master plan.
- By connecting communities, the LRT links people to work, city resources, festivals and events.
- LRT unites critical medical, educational and social services and is accessible to everyone.
- The LRT is an urban development catalyst, helping rejuvenate mature neighborhoods and build new ones.
- Bringing people together creates energy and generates enthusiasm, supporting city life, communities and businesses.