Use caution at Metro Line intersections

Speed restriction lifted

 

The City of Edmonton has been given the green light by Rail Safety Consulting—an independent safety auditorhired to ensure the Metro Line’s new signalling system is sound—to lift the speed restriction that has been in place at intersections.

 

The City of Edmonton is reminding commuters to stay safe once Metro Line trains start running at full speed through intersections on Sunday February 19, 2017.

 

Trains will be moving at speeds of up to 50 km/h through intersections. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to:

- Obey all traffic signs, signals and gates.

- Never stop on the tracks.

- Exercise patience. Trains may move faster, but there will still be waits at intersections along the Metro Line.

 

The lifting of speed restrictions is another step towards full delivery of the signalling system from the contractor, Thales. The next step will be to bring the new signalling system into full operation on the Capital Line, which will allow Metro Line trains to run between the University of Alberta and NAIT as intended. It will also allow Capital service to return to normal, with trains running every 5 minutes between Century Park and Clareview.

 

For more information please check www.edmonton.ca/metroline, email lrtprojects@edmonton.ca or leave a voicemail at the LRT Projects Message Centre: 780-496-4874.


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