The development of the Edmonton Rapid Transit (ERT) System is reviewed, the light rail vehicles used are described, and salient features of the signal and control system and grade crossings are noted. Conventional 1435 mm gauge tracks were introduced into an existing right-of-way. The light rail vehicles consists of six-axle, articulated, double-ended, multiple-unit vehicles of a standard design. The signal and control system selected for the ERT line provides automatic protection against collision between trains and against overspeeding on curves and crossing approaches. Nine grade crossings will be protected by existing devices as well as by devices initiated by the ERT train operator. To minimize disruption of highway traffic and avoid queued vehicles on the crossing, the ERT Signal System will be interfaced with a computerised traffic detection and control system operating adjacent signalled highway intersections.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transit Canada Group

    P.O. Box 6103, Station A
    Toronto, ONo M5W IP5,   Canada 
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  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-12
  • Serial:
    • Transit Canada
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Transit Canada Group

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM