All 94 of Edmonton Transit Systems (ETS) light rail vehicles will be fitted with the CBTC, which will operate alongside the network's existing signalling system.
"By applying Seltrac CBTC technology, the Edmonton Transit System will improve train frequency throughout the LRT network, increasing convenience for NLRT riders," says Mr Carl Wright LRT fleet and electrical systems engineering supervisor for ETS. "The advanced signalling technology minimises equipment requirements for the extension and will provide overall safety to the system, operating efficiencies and optimisation of traffic interfaces."
The new line, which terminates at the North Alberta Institute of Technology, is scheduled to open in April 2014.