Work complete on cracked LRT line
EDMONTON -- A cracked rail continued to cause LRT service delays on Wednesday, but has now been repaired. A spokesperson for Edmonton Transit Service confirmed on Tuesday that a minor crack in the rail near Southgate had caused delays during the morning commute.
Workers had been scheduled to repair the crack on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday morning ETS tweeted that extreme cold had caused challenges repairing the rail.
Work was finally completed on the rail on Wednesday morning.
"We have a temporary repair in place," said Trevor Dennehy of ETS at a press conference on Wednesday. "We'll go back in and do the permanent repair in the spring when it's a little bit warmer, but the temporary repair is solid and will last easy until this summer."
Trains continued to run with reduced service while work was performed, and buses ran between Century Park and University stations.
ETS crews will also work to repair a crack in the line at 34 Avenue on Wednesday night. Train service is not expected to be impacted by that repair.