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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 DF track
  • Line runs at grade, through tunnels and on overpasses
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Edmonton, Alberta
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, which was completed in 2010.

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 included 19 at-grade road crossings, pedestrian crossings and turnouts. The project is progressed on schedule and was completed in 2010.

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 is expected to double to 100,000 with completion of the extension.