CANADA: The first light rail vehicle for Edmonton’s Valley Line has been completed at Bombardier Transportation’s factory in Kingston. It is scheduled to arrive in Edmonton in mid-2018.

Bombardier is supplying 26 LRVs for the first phase of the Valley Line project as part of the TransEd Partners consortium, which also includes Fengate Capital Management, Bechtel, Ellis-Don, Transdev, Arup and IBI Group. The consortium has a PPP contract to design, build and finance the 13·1 km line between 102 Street and Mill Woods, and provide 30 years of operations and maintenance. Opening is scheduled in 2020.