Infrastructure Canada

Infrastructure Canada
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta
Siemens

Siemens
City of Edmonton

City of Edmonton

June 20, 2008 12:50 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: A First Look at Edmonton's Newest Light Rail Transit Vehicle

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Media are invited to attend the unveiling and tour of the first of 37 new state-of-the-art LRT vehicles supplied by Siemens Canada. The event also marks the thirtieth anniversary of the delivery of the first LRT vehicle.

The state-of-the-art vehicles will be used for the South LRT extension (scheduled to open new stations in April 2009 to South Campus and in April 2010 to Century Park), and to increase ridership capacity on the City's existing Health Sciences to north Edmonton line.

In attendance:

- Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence

- Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA for Edmonton-Castle Downs

- Mayor Stephen Mandel

- Mario Peloquin, Director, Business Development, Siemens Canada Ltd.

- Former Edmonton Mayor, Terry Cavanagh

- Members of Edmonton City Council



Date: Monday, June 23, 2008

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Location: D.L. MacDonald Maintenance Facility, 13310 50A Street NW,
Edmonton



Contact Information

  • Transit Projects Branch
    Kathy Mercure
    Communications Officer
    780-944-6485
    or
    Edmonton Transit System
    Patricia Dickson
    Communications Officer
    780-496-5751