Special Feature - South LRT Extension Tunnel Tour - March 5, 2005


  For the 2005 ETS Community Conference, one of the several groups got a chance to tour the south LRT extension, including going into the construction site and into the northbound tunnel. Construction of section 1A (up to Health Sciences Station) is scheduled to be completed by December 2005.
 

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SLRT Tour

The SLRT construction site is seen here. Looking north, our charter bus 4385 is barely visible.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

Our tour guide, on the left, is explaining what happened during the SLRT construction before we entered the tunnel.

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SLRT Tour

The SLRT construction site, looking south from the portal.

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SLRT Tour

Looking north towards the portal. This is where the light rail vehicles will come out from underground and onto surface level.

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SLRT Tour

A few of the group participants are seen nearing the portal. We entered the northbound tunnel.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

Looking further down into the tunnel, the first group that entered the tunnel is visible.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

The lights seen in this photo are used to help the motormen's eyes adjust to the outside light from the darker underground lighting.

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SLRT Tour

This shot shows the outside, looking back south towards the entrance.

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SLRT Tour

Looking northbound again, a curve in the northbound tunnel is seen.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

The section where the tunnel boring machine started its work is seen here. You can see where the circular tunnel joins with the horseshoe shaped tunnel.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

This shot shows a view looking south towards the entrance.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

A bunch of equipment is seen inside the tunnel in this view of the northbound tunnel.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

This view shows where the tunnel meets the northbound track at University Station.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

This view shows where the tunnel meets the northbound track at University Station.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

Looking south from University Station.

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SLRT Tour

Looking north at University Station on track level.

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SLRT Tour

The southbound tunnel is seen here with construction workers on site.

2005-03-05 

SLRT Tour

ETS 4385 transported all the participants from Grant MacEwan to the SLRT construction site by the University of Alberta.

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