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When Edmonton built its first light rapid transit (LRT) line in time for the Commonwealth Games in 1978, it became the first North American city with a population of less than one million to have such a public transportation system. Fast forward decades later and the city has slowly outgrown it, bringing with it numerous challenges and required extensions to keep up with a growing population. The 21-kilometre route records roughly 13,500 round trips on a daily basis, effectively taking as many cars off the already busy roads and significantly reducing Edmonton’s carbon footprint. Plans to expand the system in several new directions, ultimately connecting to a central hub in the heart of Edmonton, are currently underway.

Edmonton LRT

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