EDMONTON LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT EXPERIENCE

Edmonton's light rail transit (LRT) line has now been in operation for more than 17 years. A summary of Edmonton's LRT experience in terms of system design, ridership, service, incident management, system performance, underground versus surface, staffing and security, fare payment, accessibility, and operating costs is presented. The experiences shared relate the lessons learned as well as the many improvements and quality initiatives undertaken. Edmonton's light rail operations are fully integrated with the city's overall transit network. Ridership has climbed from 12,000 passengers a day in 1978 to 36,000 today. The line is 12.3 km long, 4.7 km underground. There are six underground and four surface stations, several park-and-ride lots, and a fleet of 37 cars based at a modern maintenance department.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 52-65
  • Monograph Title: SEVENTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 12-15, 1995. VOLUME 1
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309061520
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1996 12:00AM