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Aecom lands early role on Edmonton LRT

2 Sep 11 Aecom has won a US$35.5m (£21.9m) for preliminary engineering on a light rail transit (LRT) expansion scheme in Edmonton, Canada.

Under the contract for the City of Edmonton, the company will provide preliminary engineering design services for the Southeast LRT line from downtown Edmonton to Mill Woods and for the West LRT line from Lewis Estates to downtown Edmonton.

The new, low-floor LRT system will include 29 stations and approximately 27km of double track with more than 0.8km in tunnels and 1.6km on elevated structures. The project will also include a new light rail vehicle operations and maintenance facility, transit centres and a park-and-ride facility.

The preliminary design is slated for completion by September 2013.

Aecom is currently providing construction-phase services for the 3.2km Downtown Edmonton to Northern Alberta Institute of Technology line, which is scheduled for completion by December 2013.

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