Bombardier says it has been awarded part of Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project

EDMONTON – Bombardier Transportation says it has won a contract for the new Valley Line light rail transit project in Edmonton.

Bombardier says its $391 million contract will include the design and supply of the LRT cars, signalling, communications, power supply and other equipment.

Other companies included in the Stage 1 Valley Line project include Bechtel, EllisDon and Fengate.

Stage 1 will include a 13.1 km system that will run from the southeast to downtown and will include 11 stops and one station.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says companies involved in the project will use construction techniques to restrict any disturbances along the North Saskatchewan River valley and the river.

Fengate says the project is on schedule to start construction by the middle of this year.