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Edmonton South LRT Extension

PNR RailWorks installed both ballasted and direct fixation track for the 7.8 km Edmonton South LRT extension.
Project Highlights 
  • Constructed 7.8 km extension
  • Constructed ballasted and direct-fixation track
  • Line runs at grade, through tunnels and on overpasses
Edmonton, Alberta
Customer 
City of Edmonton
Business Unit 
PNR RailWorks
Project Description 

The Edmonton Transit System added a $675 million, 7.8 km LRT extension to in the southern portion of the metro area. PNR RailWorks performed both track construction and signal work on the project.

Project Scope 

PNR RailWorks constructed 7.8 km of double track line comprised of both ballasted and direction fixation track. The line extends through the southern portion of Edmonton and features track at grade, through tunnels and overpasses. Construction includes 19 at-grade road crossings, pedestrian crossings and turnouts.

Unique Features 

One of the most challenging aspects of the project was coordinating work and logistics adjoining one of the busiest streets on the south side of Edmonton.

Edmonton’s LRT weekday ridership was expected to double to 100,000 with completion of the extension.