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Long-awaited Edmonton LRT opens in November

The long-awaited Southeast LRT is opening up in Edmonton next month.

Service begins on Saturday, November 4. From there, low-floor trains will run at a ten-minute frequency along the 13km line, and make 11 stops between Downtown at 102 Street and Mill Woods.

This LRT project began way back in 2016 and was set to open in 2020. However, a large chunk of concrete found in the North Saskatchewan River in 2018 caused delays.

On top of this, the COVID-19 pandemic caused more delays in the program, leading to supply chain issues and a lack of workers.

Testing for the LRT finished up earlier in October, with a formal grand opening expected at some time in 2024.

The new Valley Line Southeast LRT cost $1.8 billion.

A rendering of the Southeast LRT.