Here’s the last of my Edmonton LRT posts from July 2013. (It’s amazing how far behind I am on posting things, but things are too busy to do photos and blog everyday). This post covers the construction of the new Edmonton North LRT. It’s currently the North LRT, but it will eventually be called the Metro Line once everything is finished.
The North LRT currently under construction runs from the existing Churchill Station downtown right by Edmonton City Hall. Then it runs north and west towards Grant MacEwan University. The train then swings straight north up 105 Street past the Prince of Wales Armouries to the diagonal running Kingsway Avenue. The line runs northwest along Kingsway Avenue and passes by Royal Alexandra Hospital and Kingsway Garden Mall. The line then makes another swing north down 106 Street to it’s terminus at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Because the line is still under construction, the only way to see what was going on was to walk the line. So I started around Grant MacEwan and made my way up to NAIT. That took me a whole afternoon including some breaks at McDonald’s and the shopping mall to rest my feet and get some water. Here are the photos. I’m not going to add any narrative this time around. However, there will be captions.
The Metro Line is scheduled for operation in the Spring of 2014. I’m not planning another trip to Edmonton in the next few years, but I look forward to eventually riding the new Metro Line when it’s ready After the Metro Line opens, Edmontonians may have to wait until 2020 for their next LRT line. Maybe I should wait until then, but it seems a long ways off…