CANADA: London Trackwork has been awarded a contract to supply trackwork including turnouts and crossovers for the first phase of the Valley Line light rail project in Edmonton. The work is expected to take 1½ to 2 years to complete.
Work on the 13·1 km first phase began in April 2016. Due to open in late 2020, this will link 102 Street in central Edmonton with Mill Woods to the south, serving 12 stops. The TransEd Partners consortium of Fengate Capital Management, Bechtel, Ellis-Don, Bombardier, Transdev, Arup and IBI Group has a PPP contract to design, build, operate, maintain and finance the first stage, which includes 30 years of operations and maintenance.