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Transformational Transit

The Valley Line LRT is poised to revitalize communities and reshape transportation in Edmonton.

Edmonton, Alberta

The Valley Line

The transformational potential of LRT is in its ability to connect communities, revitalize businesses, and reshape cities through transit-oriented development. The Valley Line will be a catalyst for the city-shaping of Edmonton with its new vision for low-floor, urban-style light rail transit. Stretching from Mill Woods in the southeast to downtown, Stage 1 of the Valley Line is currently in design and construction by TransEd Partners under a Private Public Partnership (P3) collaboration with the City of Edmonton. When the future Stage 2 is built to connect downtown to Lewis Farms in the west, the Valley Line will ultimately add 27 km of light rail to the city’s transit network: a sustainable solution connecting Edmontonians to the places they live, work, and play.

Integrated design for an urban-integrated LRT

DIALOG has been a core member of the connectEd Transit Partnership consultant team since 2011, acting as the Owner’s Engineer on behalf of the City of Edmonton. As the lead consultant for the development and compliance monitoring of the city-shaping Sustainable Urban Integration (SUI) principles for the Valley Line, DIALOG is helping to define how this low-floor LRT system will integrate into the urban environment and create vibrant, connected communities. DIALOG is also leading the design review management of all facilities, including the stops/stations and the operations and maintenance facility, transportation structures, as well as geotechnical and environmental submissions from TransEd Partners. DIALOG’s design review management tasks for Stage 1 of the Valley Line include project agreement compliance reviews, design review coordination and construction compliance monitoring.

Project facts

Client: The City of Edmonton
Collaborators: AECOM, Hatch, ISL Engineering Ltd, Mott MacDonald, SMA Consulting Ltd, Spencer Environmental Management Services Ltd, Thurber Engineering Ltd.
Capital Cost: $1.8 Billion (Stage 1)
Estimated Completion: 2021 (Stage 1)