IN PICTURES: Ready to ride? New images reveal more of what Edmontonians can expect from LRT’s Valley Line

WATCH ABOVE: Edmonton's Valley Line is expected to begin operating by the end of 2020.

New artist renderings released last month reveal what Edmonton’s new light rail rail transit line will look like and what it will offer Edmontonians.

The renderings are from Trans Ed Partners, the consortium awarded the contract to build the Valley Line, and give Edmontonians a better glimpse of what some of the route’s stops will look like.

Work on the LRT line began on April 22, 2016.

READ MORE: Valley Line LRT construction to start April 22, says new website

The $1.8-billion Valley Line will run from Mill Woods in the city’s southeast to Lewis Farms in the far west end of the city. As the line crosses through the downtown core, it will feature an “interchange point” at Churchill Square for commuters to also access the Metro and Capital LRT lines.

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Photo gallery of artists renderings of Edmonton Valley Line:

While the line is being touted as a significant step in revolutionizing Edmonton’s public transit system, its construction has not been without controversy.

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One Mill Woods resident took legal action against the city over the location of the line’s tracks near his home and complained of a lack of proper consultation. A judge threw his case out last month and subsequently ordered the man to pay $4,000 in legal fees to the city and ATCO.

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READ MORE: Edmonton man has legal challenge over Valley Line LRT project thrown out of court, ordered to pay $4,000 to city, ATCO

In August, a judge denied a citizen’s group application for an injunction on the destruction of the Cloverdale Footbridge. The group had argued an agreement signed by the city and the province in the 1970s required the city to get the province’s approval to tear down the bridge. However, the judge said although the agreement between city and province was never been cancelled, there was implied consent to break the agreement because the province invested significant dollars into the project.

READ MORE: Edmonton judge denies last-ditch effort to save Cloverdale Footbridge

Construction has already begun on the 13 kilometre southeast portion of what will be a 13-stop route.

The Valley Line is expected to begin use by the end of 2020.

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