Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation, as part of TransEd Partners, has been awarded a contract for the Valley Line LRT in Edmonton, Alberta. Bombardier is responsible for the design and supply of the vehicles, signalling, communications, power supply and distribution, overhead catenary system, and related depot equipment. Bombardier’s scope is valued at approximately $391 million CDN ($280 million US, 247 million euro).
The Valley Line LRT project is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) that includes a five-year Design-Build stage and a 30-year operation and maintenance (O&M) term. Bombardier brings to this project its extensive experience in delivering large, complex PPP projects in other countries.
Raymond Bachant, President, Americas Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “As a global transit supplier, Bombardier has the expertise to be a reliable light rail system provider for the City of Edmonton. As part of TransEd Partners, we will deliver a modern and dependable LRT system that offers an easy and attractive alternative to the personal car, and provide a long-term partnership to the City of Edmonton”.