Under the agreement announced on March 11, the Canadian government will contribute more than $C 1bn through the Canada Infrastructure Plan, including $C 948m for Valley Line West and $C 127m for the first phase of the Metro Line Northwest.

Through the provincial Climate Leadership Plan, Alberta will provide $C 1.04bn for the Valley Line West and $C 127m for the Metro Line Northwest.

The City of Edmonton says it will take around a year to select a contractor for the $C 1.8bn Valley Line West, with construction taking five to six years. The 14km extension from 102 Street to Lewis Farms will serve 14 stations.

Construction of the 11km nine-station Metro Line Northwest will take around four years to complete.

The city expects work to begin on both projects next year.

The first phase of the Valley Line is due to open in 2020.

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