Bechtel, in partnership with EllisDon, Fengate, and Alstom, today announced the official start of passenger service of Edmonton’s Valley Line Southeast. The new rail line connects communities across Edmonton to its downtown center and is expected to carry 30,000 passengers per day to begin. The light rail line was designed to meet the rising mobility needs in Canada’s second fastest growing city.
Photo Credit: Alstom
“Today marks a historic achievement for the City of Edmonton, which is now home to an accessible, reliable, and sustainable
The new 13-kilomet
Excited passengers cheered as the first trains pulled into the stations early on Saturday morning. The opening of the new line was celebrated throughout the day as riders were greeted by train ambassadors to assist with questions about the Valley Line Southeast
“Bechtel is proud of its role in leading the TransEd Design Build team to deliver this new sustainable transportation project to the City of Edmonton,” said Andy Gillespie, Bechtel’s Edmonton Light Rail project manager.
“As an equity partner, Bechtel built the trust critical between the private sector and the City of Edmonton that continues to this day,” said Michael Hochman, managing director, head of development at Bechtel Enterprises. “In celebration of this important milestone, Bechtel looks forward to our continued one team approach with our customer and TransEd partners to continue to deliver excellence for years to come.”
As part of the Public-Private Partnership (P3) team selected in 2016,