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Operator Edmonton Transit
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1978
# of Lines 2
# of Cars  
Mileage 24.3 km
Gauge Std
Stations 18
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 6/1994
Last Visit 8/1999
% Rode 50%

Canadian Transit > Edmonton
Light Rail

Edmonton Light Rail

Edmonton is often considered the birthplace of modern Light Rail in North America. Due to the cold winters of Edmonton, the downtown portion of the system was placed in a subway. To speed loading and unloading Edmonton chose high level platforms. It is relatively short system, but it is fun to ride! 


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edm-lr01.jpg (16735 bytes)A northbound train is leaving the Grandin Station by the Provincial Capitol Mall. (8/99)

edm-lr02.jpg (16452 bytes)University station terminal is deep underground, but soon this train will jump outside to cross the Saskatchewan River, just to plunge into darkness again for the downtown subway. (8/99)

edm-lr04.jpg (15286 bytes)Clareview terminal is in the northeast part of Edmonton. This section is next to a railroad right-of-way. (8/99)

edm-lr06.jpg (14801 bytes)This train has just dropped off passengers at this downtown station. (8/99)

edm-lr08.jpg (117141 bytes)A train is crossing the river as seen from the High Level Bridge.

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