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Edmonton takes wraps off new light-rail vehicle


Yesterday, the city of Edmonton, Alberta, unveiled its new light-rail vehicle at the MacDonald Maintenance Facility. The day marked the 30th anniversary of the reveal of Edmonton’s first light-rail vehicles.

Built by Siemens Transportation Systems Inc., the vehicles will run on the South LRT extension, which will open to South Campus in April 2009 and Century Park in 2010. The city also will operate the cars on the existing Health Sciences line to north Edmonton.

Siemens shipped the first of 37 LRVs to Edmonton last month. The first trains are scheduled to enter revenue service in fall.

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