Finance, design, construction, operations, maintenance


    US$1.3 billion





Making the connection for Edmonton’s daily commuters

Stage 1 of the Valley Line – the first 13.1-kilometer phase of the City of Edmonton’s 27-kilometer Light Rail Transit (LRT) project started in 2016 – will run between Mill Woods and 102 Street, connecting commuters with the Capital Line and Metro Line at Churchill Station. Bechtel is part of the TransEd Partners consortium chosen by Edmonton, Canada’s second fastest-growing city, to finance, design, build, operate and maintain this LRT project, as well as supply the light rail vehicles.

As lead partner for design and construction working with TransEd partners Bombardier, EllisDon and Fengate Capital Management, Bechtel also helped secure finance for the line that is central to Edmonton’s plan to handle a 50% expansion by 2040. Other recent and current LRT and transport-related projects include Ottawa’s Confederation Line, the New Jersey Transit River Line, London’s Crossrail and the Riyadh Metro.

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End-to-end involvement

The Public-Private Partnership (P3) procurement model driving the Valley Line sees Bechtel involved at virtually every project stage. It was the first win by the company’s new dedicated P3 business line, which combines Bechtel’s extensive design-build experience and long history as an equity investor and project developer.

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Facts and figures

  • The Valley Line Stage 1 is 13.1-kilometers long
  • Crossing the city’s downtown core, the line will feature 11 stops and a new, elevated, two-storey station
  • Additional facilities will include a transit centre and Park & Ride
  • Ultimately the Valley Line will create 25 new stops and three new stations for an estimated 100,000 daily commuters