August 10, 2014 2:18 pm

LRT service shut down Sunday for signal testing

Edmonton's Light Rail Transit.

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EDMONTON – Edmonton’s LRT service will be shut down Sunday as crews work to test the new signalling system.

The City of Edmonton says buses will replace LRT service between Clareview and Century Park Stations all day Sunday. Bus route 505 will be running on a seven to eight-minute frequency.

The closure is due to testing of the new signalling system, which the city says will allow the Metro Line and Capital Line to safely and efficiently share the tracks.

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This isn’t the first time this year the system has been shut down for signal testing.

In March, the city said while construction on the Metro Line to NAIT was completed on schedule, it’s taking longer than anticipated for the contractor to complete the new signalling system.

READ MORE: Opening of Edmonton’s Metro LRT Line to NAIT delayed yet again

The 3.3-kilometre Metro Line was originally expected to be ready for passengers in April 2014. In December, the city announced the opening date would be pushed back to June 2014. Now, the city expects the Metro Line to open at the end of the year.

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