NAIT/Blatchford Market LRT Station is Open for Service
The City of Edmonton is pleased to announce Phase 1 of the Metro Line Northwest LRT extension has been completed on budget and ahead of schedule. On January 20, the new NAIT/Blatchford Market LRT station will open for passenger service, and the temporary NAIT LRT station will close.
The new NAIT/Blatchford Market LRT station is approximately 300 metres west of the temporary station and is slightly larger to accommodate ridership growth (map below). The added service capacity provides ETS with the option of up to five-car trains on the Metro Line to better serve students and residents travelling to and from the area. Service frequency and bus service to the new station will remain the same.
The Phase 1 extension includes Blatchford Gate LRT station, located further north along the alignment. The Blatchford Gate station will open for service when the criteria for the City's Transit Service Standards, which recommend how and when to add service, are met.
The opening of the NAIT/Blatchford Market LRT station will serve as a critical mass-transit connection into the city's downtown core for the 30,000 future Edmontonians living in Blatchford, the adjacent Westwood community and the growing student population at NAIT.
Courtesy of City of Edmonton