London Trackwork has secured a contract to supply special trackwork for the Valley Line light rail transit (LRT) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The contract will take one and a half to two years to complete.

The special trackwork contract includes number six and eight geometry turnouts with single and double crossovers on the mainline.

TransEd Partners will design, build and operate stage one of the Valley Line LRT and maintain it for a period of 30 years.

Stage one is the 13km south-east portion that is being built first and will feature 12 stops.

"The 27km, low-floor urban Valley Line is currently in its construction phase and will be part of the Edmonton LRT."

This project is set to improve the transportation network throughout Edmonton. The 27km, low-floor urban Valley Line is currently in its construction phase and will be part of the Edmonton LRT.

Running south-east to west from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, crossing through downtown, this line will be constructed in phases.

Phase 1 will be built between Mill Woods and 102 Street (Downtown) and allow passengers to connect with the Capital Line and Metro Line at Churchill.

Construction of Phase I started last year. The Valley line is expected to operate low-floor Bombardier Flexity Freedom trains, which were initially designed for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown route.