The Metro line LRT is picking up speed.
The line is now permitted to run between 107th Avenue and Kingsway Avenue at 35km/h, and between 111th Avenue and the crossing at 106th Street at 50km/h.
The speed will still be 25km/h over roadway crossings, which means until the next service upgrade, wait times for drivers will still be the same.
But the City’s Adam Laughlin says they’re working to speed the trains up again later this summer.
“We’ve got a target to have the system running at what we call Plan B service which is operating as intended between Churchill and NAIT, and that target is for August of this year.” Laughlin says. “And then integration with the existing Capital Line, something we’re targeting for Q1, 2017.”
Laughlin calls it an important step in improving metro line operations.
“We’re starting, getting closer to our targeted improvement.” he says. “So it is a step in the right direction, but we still got work to do, and we apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and we’re working hard to get it remedied soon as possible.” (ms, kdr)