Costly plan to save one minute on northwest LRT trip “ridiculous,” councillor says

EDMONTON – A city proposal to spend as much as $50 million shaving one minute off a future LRT trip downtown from St. Albert is “ridiculous,” Coun. Dave Loken said Wednesday.

Staff studying concepts for the northwest LRT route are looking at making a suburban-style stretch along 153rd Avenue west of Castle Downs Road, where trains could go up to 70 km/h instead of 50 km/h.

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