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Metro Line testing this Saturday; Testing taking place between MacEwan and NAIT stations

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Metro Line testing this Saturday

Metro Line

Testing taking place between MacEwan and NAIT stations

The City of Edmonton is asking motorists and pedestrians to stay safe while contractors run tests on the street-level portion of the Metro Line this Saturday, December 20.

Trains will be running between MacEwan and NAIT stations as part of ongoing testing of the new signalling system for the LRT from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The contractor is continuing tests on the crossing protection systems (the gates, flashing lights and bells). LRT service on the Capital Line will be unaffected.

Intersections and pedestrian crossings along the Metro Line right-of-way will be periodically closed for several minutes at a time to accommodate testing. Affected intersections include:

  • 105 Street/105 Avenue
  • 105 Street/106 Avenue
  • 105 Street/107 Avenue
  • Kingsway/104 Street
  • 111 Avenue/106 Street
  • Princess Elizabeth Avenue/106 Street

Affected pedestrian crossings include 105 Street/108 Avenue and 106 Street/113 Avenue. Flag people will be stationed at each crossing to help manage traffic if necessary.

Pedestrians are reminded to stay off the tracks and to cross at designated crossings.

The City of Edmonton thanks motorists, pedestrians, businesses and residents for their patience during testing.

Testing of the new signalling system will continue until it is ready to support the operation of the Metro Line, which is still scheduled to open to service in early 2015. The system will allow Metro Line and Capital Line trains to safely and reliably share the same tracks from Churchill Station southwards.

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