Urban Rail Transit in Canada and México - Opening Dates
publictransit.us
 
 
Sections (scroll down):
1.) Introduction
2.) Urban Rail Segments - Canada
3.) Urban Rail Segments - México
4.) References
5.) Document History
1.) Introduction
This tabulation includes all heavy rail transit (HRT), light rail transit (LRT) and automated guideway transit (AGT) segments in Canada and México. It was prepared as a companion to an earlier www.publictransit.us report, "U.S. Urban Rail Transit Lines Opened from 1980" (now expanded).
Dedicated heritage lines were excluded from "LRT" totals because of the limited scale of operation. Additional information on heritage lines is available online. Sources include:
Airport circulator systems and other "intramural transit systems" were excluded from this tabulation. Online sources include the following:
The authors have included all lines and segments known to be under construction, and selected lines and segments that were under design or in planning at the time of writing. This was not intended to provide a comprehensive list of all urban rail projects in planning. Such information is available online. Sources include The Transport Politic, APTA Heritage Trolley and Streetcar Site and North American Vintage Trolley Systems.
Line, station and stop names are those current at 2011 March.
Except as noted, all HRT and LRT lines are standard gauge (1,435mm = 4' 8½").
Opening dates are the first day of commercial service. In some cases, service was offered without charge for a day or two prior to the formal start of commercial service (typically on the preceding Saturday and Sunday).
Details of segments described as "Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning" are subject to change. Segments in Canada described as "in planning" are subject to delays, modifications and cancellation; the authors believe that this is true to a greater degree than in the U.S.
2.) Urban Rail Segments - Canada
Calgary (LRT 1981)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
1981
+12.9 (8.0)
South Line
Anderson – City Hall;
8 St SW – City Hall
12.9 (8.0)
1985
+9.8 (6.1)
Northeast Line
10 St SW – 8 St SW;
City Hall – Whitehorn
22.7 (14.1)
1987
+5.6 (3.5)
Northwest Line
8 St SW – University
28.3 (17.5)
1990
+1.0 (0.6)
"
UniversityBrentwood
29.3 (18.2)
2001
+3.4 (2.1)
South Line
Fish Creek-Lacombe – Anderson
32.7 (20.3)
2003
+3.0 (1.9)
Northwest Line
Brentwood – Dalhousie
35.7 (22.1)
2004
+3.0 (1.9)
South Line
Somerset-Bridlewood –
Fish Creek-Lacombe
38.7 (24.0)
2007
+2.8 (1.7)
Northeast Line
Whitehorn – McKnight-Westwinds
41.5 (25.7)
2009
+3.6 (2.2)
Northwest Line
Dalhousie – Crowfoot
45.1 (28.0)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
2011
+2.9 (1.8)
Northeast Line
McKnight-Westwinds – Saddletowne
48.0 (29.8)
2012
+8.2 (5.1)
West Line
10 St SW – 69 St
56.2 (34.8)
2014
+2.5 (1.5)
Northwest Line
Crowfoot – Tuscany
58.7 (36.4)
*
+8 (5)
Northeast Line
Saddletowne – Stoney Trail
67 (42)
*
+3 (2)
West Line
College – Aspen Woods
70 (43)
*
+5 (3)
South Line
Pine Creek – Somerset-Bridlewood
75 (46)
**
+15 (9)
Southeast Line
Douglasglen – Eau Claire
90 (56)
***
+12 (7)
"
Seton – Douglasglen
102 (63)
***
+18 (11)
North Central Line
Zoo – 150 Ave N
120 (74)
Notes: Whitehorn – McKnight-Westwinds extension opened 2007 December 17.
Dalhousie – Crowfoot extension opened 2009 June 15.
* Planned for construction after 2020.
** Planned for construction during 2020-2023.
*** Planned for construction after 2023.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Edmonton (LRT 1978)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
1978
+6.9 (4.3)
Edmonton
Light Rail Transit
Central – Belvedere
6.9 (4.3)
1981
+2.2 (1.4)
"
Belvedere – Clareview
9.1 (5.6)
1983
+0.8 (0.5)
"
Corona – Central
9.9 (6.1)
1989
+0.8 (0.5)
"
Grandin – Corona
10.7 (6.6)
1992
+1.6 (1.0)
"
University – Grandin
12.3 (7.6)
2006
+0.8 (0.5)
"
Health Sciences – University
13.1 (8.1)
2009
+2.3 (1.4)
"
South Campus – Health Sciences
15.4 (9.5)
2010
+5.2 (3.2)
"
Century Park – South Campus
20.6 (12.8)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
by 2014
+3.3 (2.0)
North LRT to
NAIT
Churchill – Northern Alberta
Institute of Technology (NAIT)
23.9 (14.8)
by 2015
+2.1 (1.3)
Downtown Connector LRT
Campus – Churchill – Quarters
26.0 (16.1)
by 2015
+12.5 (7.8)
Southeast LRT
Quarters – Mill Woods
38.5 (23.9)
by 2016
+12.5 (7.8)
West LRT
Lewis Estates – West Edmonton Mall –
Campus
51.0 (31.6)
-
+4.5 (2.8)
South LRT to
Heritage Valley
Ellerslie – Century Park
55.5 (34.4)
-
+2.9 (1.8)
Northeast LRT
to Gorman
Clareview – Gorman
58.4 (36.2)
by 2019
+9 (6)
North LRT to
North City Limits
NAIT – 153 Av / St. Albert Trail
67 (42)
*
 
Northeast LRT
Gorman "toward" Fort Saskatchewan
 
*
+12 (8)
East LRT
Downtown Edmonton – Sherwood Park
 
*
+3 (2)
Southeast LRT
Mill Woods – Ellerslie Road
 
**
+4 (2.5)
North LRT
153 Av / St. Albert Trail – St. Albert
 
**
 
West LRT
Lewis Estates "toward" Stony Plain
 
**
 
South LRT
Ellerslie "toward"
Edmonton International Airport – Leduc
 
Notes: South Campus – Health Sciences extension opened 2009 April 26.
Century Park – South Campus extension opened 2010 April 24.
* Part of plan for "Long-term LRT Expansion." Corridor approved "for future study." To be built "if warranted based on future development."
** Projected.
(Stony Plain is 20 km (13 mi) west of Lewis Estates. Fort Saskatchewan is 14 km (9 mi) northeast of Gorman. Leduc is 17 km (11 mi) south of Ellerslie.)
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Hamilton (LRT in planning)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
-
+14.2 (8.8)
B-Line
McMaster University – Eastgate Square
14.2 (8.8)
Note: The project title is "Hamilton B-Line Rapid Transit."
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Mississauga (LRT 2014)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
2014
+20 (12)
Hurontario LRT
Queen Street (Brampton) –
Lakeshore Road (Port Credit)
20 (12)
-
+12 (7)
Dundas St West
LRT
Kipling station (Toronto) – Hurontario Street
32 (20)
See also Toronto.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Montréal (HRT 1966, LRT and Modern Tramway in planning)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
1966
+3.5 (2.2)
Green Line
Atwater – Papineau
 
1966
+9.0 (5.6)
Orange Line
Place d'Armes – Henri-Bourassa
 
1966
+1.2 (0.7)
Green Line
Papineau – Frontenac
13.7 (8.5)
1967
+0.4 (0.2)
Orange Line
Square-Victoria – Place d'Armes
 
1967
+0.4 (0.2)
"
Bonaventure – Square-Victoria
 
1967
+3.9 (2.4)
Yellow Line
Berri-UQAM –
Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke
18.4 (11.4)
1976
+6.3 (3.9)
Green Line
Frontenac – Honoré-Beaugrand
24.7 (15.3)
1978
+6.5 (4.0)
"
Angrignon – Atwater
31.2 (19.3)
1980
+2.3 (1.4)
Orange Line
Place-Saint-Henri – Bonaventure
33.5 (20.8)
1981
+3.7 (2.3)
"
Snowdon – Place-Saint-Henri
37.2 (23.1)
1982
+0.7 (0.4)
"
Côte-Sainte-Catherine – Snowdon
 
1982
+0.5 (0.3)
"
Plamondon – Côte-Sainte-Catherine
38.4 (23.8)
1984
+3.1 (1.9)
"
Du Collège – Plamondon
41.5 (25.7)
1986
+2.6 (1.6)
Blue Line
De Castelnau – Saint-Michel
 
1986
+0.8 (0.5)
Orange Line
Côte-Vertu – Du Collège
42.9 (26.6)
1987
+0.5 (0.3)
Blue Line
Parc – De Castelnau
43.4 (26.9)
1988
+4.9 (3.1)
"
Snowdon – Parc
48.3 (29.9)
2007
+4.0 (2.5)
Orange Line
Henri-Bourassa – Montmorency
51.3 (31.8)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - HRT:
-
+1 (0.5)
Blue Line
Saint-Michel – Pie-IX
 
-
+5.1 (3.2)
"
Pie-IX – Anjou
 
-
+2.2 (1.4)
Orange Line
Bois-Franc – Côte-Vertu
 
-
+8 (5)
"
Montmorency – Bois-Franc
 
-
+5 (3)
Yellow Line
Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke –
Pierre-Boucher
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - LRT:
-
+12.8 (9.9)
SLR autoroute 10
Centre-ville (Montréal) – Chevrier
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - Tramway:
-
+6 (4)
Centre
Berri-UQAM – Vieux-Montréal – Peel
 
-
+6 (4)
Côte-des-Neiges
Centre-ville – Boulevard Jean-Talon
 
-
+6.7 (4.2)
Parc
Lucien-L’Allier – Place-des-Arts – Parc
 
Notes: The Montréal Métro (Métro de Montréal) is worked by rubber-tyred rolling stock.
Henri-Bourassa – Montmorency extension opened 2007 April 28.
SLR: The project title is Système léger sur rail, Axe de l'autoroute 10. Construction would accompany replacement of the Pont Champlain Bridge, which is planned within 10 to 15 years.
Centre: The project title is Tramway du Centre des Affaires, Vieux-Montréal et Havre de Montréal.
Côte-des-Neiges: The project title is Tramway du Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges.
Parc: The project title is Tramway de l'Avenue du Parc.
Ottawa (LRT 2018, Lightweight DMU 2001)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Lightweight DMU
2001
+8.0 (5.0)
O-Train
Greenboro – Bayview
8.0 (5.0)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - LRT:
2018
+7.8 (4.8)
Light Rail Link
Tunney's Pasture – Blair
+7.8 (4.8)
Note: O-Train line opened 2001 October 15. Not electrified.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Toronto (HRT 1954, Tramway 1861)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Metro (subway) Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Metro (subway)
1954
+7.4 (4.6)
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
Union – Eglinton
7.4 (4.6)
1963
+3.8 (2.4)
"
St. George – Union
11.2 (6.9)
1966
+11.8 (7.3)
Bloor-Danforth Subway
Keele – Woodbine
23.0 (14.3)
1968
+5.9 (3.7)
+4.5 (2.8)
"
Islington – Keele;
Woodbine – Warden
33.4 (20.7)
1973
+4.1 (2.5)
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
Eglinton – York Mills
37.5 (23.2)
1974
+4.5 (2.8)
"
York Mills – Finch
42.0 (26.0)
1978
+9.9 (6.2)
"
Wilson – St. George
51.9 (32.2)
1980
+1.5 (0.9)
+2.5 (1.6)
Bloor-Danforth Subway
Kipling – Islington;
Warden – Kennedy
55.9 (34.7)
1985
+6.8 (4.2)
Scarborough Rapid Transit
Kennedy – McCowan
62.7 (38.9)
1996
+1.6 (1.0)
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
Downsview – Wilson
64.3 (39.9)
2002
+5.5 (3.4)
Sheppard Subway
Sheppard / Yonge –
Don Mills
69.8 (43.3)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - HRT:
2015
+8.7 (6.2)
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
Vaughan Corporate Centre – Downsview
78.5 (48.7)
2015
-6.8 (4.2)
Scarborough Rapid Transit
(converted to LRT)
Kennedy – McCowan
71.7 (44.5)
-
+6.8 (4.2)
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway
Finch –
Richmond Hill Centre
78.5 (48.7)
Notes: Track gauges:
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway, Bloor-Danforth Subway: 1,495 mm (4' 10⅞").
Scarborough Rapid Transit ("Scarborough RT"): standard (1,435 mm = 4' 8½"). This line uses the Bombardier "Advanced Rapid Transit" system, which features small-profile trains and linear-motor propulsion.
Scarborough RT line planned for conversion to LRT during 2015-2020.
Yonge-University-Spadina Subway extension Finch – Richmond Hill Centre planned for construction after 2016, to follow replacement of signal system and installation of Automatic Train Control (ATC).
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Tramway (streetcar) Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Tramway (streetcar)
1946 System Length
182.0 km (112.8 mi)
1947
-2.9 (1.8)
Sherbourne
Front – Rosedale 1
179.1 (111.0)
"
-3.0 (1.8)
Lansdowne
College – St. Clair 4
176.1 (109.1)
"
-5.6 (3.5)
Dovercourt
King – Hallam;
Lansdowne – Dovercourt 5
170.5 (105.7)
1948
-7.4 (4.6)
Weston
Dundas – Humber Street (Weston) 2
163.1 (101.1)
"
-2.0 (1.2)
Spadina
Fleet – Dundas,
Harbord – Bloor 6
 
"
-16.6 (10.3)
North Yonge
Glen Echo Terminal –
Richmond Hill Station 1
144.5 (89.6)
1954
-10.8 (6.7)
Yonge
Simcoe – Glen Echo Terminal 3, 2
 
"
-1.3 (0.8)
Bathurst Tripper
Bathurst – Simcoe
 
"
-1.4 (0.9)
Bay
Davenport – St. Clair 7
131.0 (81.2)
"
-3.0 (1.9)
Church
Front and Yonge – Asquith 8
128.0 (79.4)
"
-2.2 (1.4)
Kingston Road
Bingham – Birchmount 9
125.8 (78.0)
1956
-1.5 (0.9)
Harbord
St. Clair – St. Clarens 9
124.3 (77.1)
1957
-2.8 (1.8)
+2.8 (1.8)
Queen
Humber – Roncesvalles 10
"
1960
-3.1 (1.9)
Oakwood
Rogers – Gilbert 1
121.2 (75.1)
1963
-6.9 (4.2)
Dupont
Docks – Christie 11
114.3 (70.9)
1966
-12.0 (7.4)
Bloor
Keele – Woodbine 3
 
"
-2.0 (1.2)
-2.3 (1.4)
Bathurst
Bloor – St. Clair; 12
Bathurst – Church
 
"
-1.9 (1.2)
Coxwell
Queen – Danforth 13
 
"
-2.4 (1.5)
-3.4 (2.1)
-1.6 (1.0)
Harbord
St. Clarens – Bloor; 14
Bloor – Dundas;
Gerrard – Lipton
 
"
-2.2 (1.4)
Parliament
King – Bloor 15
86.5 (53.6)
1968
-2.0 (1.2)
Bloor
Jane – Keele 3
 
"
-1.3 (0.8)
Danforth
Woodbine – Luttrell 3
 
"
-2.9 (1.8)
Dundas
Runnymede – Bloor 16
+80.3 (49.8)
1974
-4.0 (2.4)
Rogers
St. Clair – Bicknell 2
+76.3 (47.3)
1976
-2.9 (1.8)
Mount Pleasant
St. Clair – Eglinton 2
+73.4 (45.5)
1990
+2.1 (1.3)
Harbourfront
Union Lower Spadina
+75.5 (46.8)
1997
+3.4 (2.1)
Spadina
Lower Spadina – Bloor
+76.3 (47.3)
2000
+ 0.7 (0.4)
Harbourfront
Lower Spadina – Bathurst
+79.6 (49.3)
Notes: Track gauges:
Tramway (streetcar: 1,495 mm (4' 10⅞"). Planned LRT lines: standard (1,435 mm = 4' 8½").
1 Line replaced by motorbus.
2 Line replaced by trolleybus.
3 Line replaced by metro (subway).
4 Line replaced by trolleybus; route extended. Most of former tramway line retained to provide access to Lansdowne Carhouse, until 1966.
5 Line replaced by trolleybus; route modified. Western segment assumed by Harbord line. 1.8 km 1.1 mi of previous Harbord line closed; included in total system length reduction of 5.6 km (3.5 mi). Part of former tramway line retained as service track (two segments remain today).
6 Line replaced by motorbus. Most of former tramway line retained as service track. Harbord line continued operation on part of former Spadina line until 1966.
7 Northern segment replaced by motorbus. Remainder assumed by Dupont line.
8 Line replaced by motorbus. Former tramway line retained as service track (part of this remains today).
9 Segment replaced by motorbus.
10 Line relocation, from Lakeshore Road to The Queensway (new reserved-track segment).
11 Line replaced by motorbus; conversion prompted by completion of University metro (subway) segment. Segment City Hall – Dundas worked by Dundas line until 1975. Segment Docks – City Hall worked by Dundas line to 1965; service on summer weekends only.
12 Segment replaced by motorbus. Tramway segment retained as service track. Carlton line continues operation on part of former Coxwell line.
13 Line replaced by motorbus. Part of former tramway segment remained as service track.
13 Line discontinued, replaced by motorbus services.
15 Line replaced by motorbus. Part of former tramway line retained as service track.
16 Segment replaced by trolleybus; remainder continues in operation. Bathurst-Downtown service withdrawn (most track retained as service track); Fort service withdrawn and replaced by extension of Bathurst line to Exhibition terminal.
Harbourfront line, Union StationLower Spadina, opened 1990 June 22. Includes 0.6 km (0.4 mi) underground segment.
Spadina line, Lower Spadina – Bloor, opened 1997 July 27. (Previous tramway line opened 1891, closed 1948.)
Harbourfront line extension Lower Spadina – Bathurst opened 2000 July 21.
The St. Clair line was opened during 1911 with track built on center reservation. This was removed in stages during 1928-1935. It was replaced in stages during 2007-2010.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
LRT Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning (see Update, below):
2014
+11.2 (6.9)
Sheppard East
Don Mills station –
Morningside Avenue
 
-
+2.4 (1.5)
Sheppard East
Morningside Avenue –
Meadowvale Road
 
2019
+11.0 (6.8)
Etobicoke-Finch West
Humber College –
Finch West station
 
-
+6.4 (4.0)
Etobicoke-Finch West
Finch West station –
Finch station
 
-
+6.0 (3.7)
"
Finch station – Don Mills station
 
2020
+9.5 (5.9)
Scarborough RT
Kennedy station –
Sheppard East
 
-
+2.5 (1.6)
Scarborough RT
Sheppard East station –
Malvern Town Centre
 
2020
+19.3 (12.0)
Eglinton Crosstown
Jane Street – Kennedy station
 
-
+14 (9)
Eglinton Crosstown
Toronto / Pearson Airport –
Jane Street
 
         
-
+16.5 (10.2)
Jane
Jane station –
Steeles West station
 
-
+17.6 (10.9)
Don Mills
Bloor Street West –
Steeles Avenue East
 
-
+13 (8)
Malvern
Kennedy station –
Sheppard / Morningside
 
-
+11 (7)
Waterfront West
Union Station – Long Branch
 
Notes: The existing St. Clair, Harbourfront and Spadina lines, which are built on reservation and in tunnel, are shown on some maps as "light rail" or "LRT." This designation is not "official."
Track gauges: tramway (streetcar: 1,495 mm (4' 10⅞"). Planned LRT lines: standard (1,435 mm = 4' 8½").
The "Transit City" plan announced at 2007 March included construction of seven tramway or LRT lines, and conversion of the existing Scarborough RT line to LRT.
The Sheppard East, Etobicoke-Finch West, Scarborough RT and Eglinton Crosstown lines were identified as "Priority Projects" at 2010 October. However, planned completion dates for the second phases of each project had not been announced.
The prospective third phase of the Etobicoke-Finch West line (Finch station – Don Mills station), which would connect with the Sheppard East line, was "being considered" at 2010 October.
Scarborough RT line planned for conversion to LRT during 2015-2020, with extension McCowan station Sheppard East station, 2.7 km (1.7 mi).
By 2020, according to information current at 2010 October, the LRT system is planned to extend 51.0 km (31.6 mi), with planned second-phase construction totaling 25 km (15 mi). The prospective connection between Finch station and Don Mills station would add 6.0 km (3.7 mi).
The Jane, Don Mills, Malvern and Waterfront West lines were identified as "Future Projects" at 2010 October. Planned completion dates had not been announced.
The Don Mills LRT line is planned to connect with the Bloor-Danforth Subway, but the precise station had not been decided at 2010 October.
The Waterfront West line is planned to incorporate part of the current Queen streetcar line (Park Lawn Road – Long Branch), and is planned to operate to the underground streetcar loop at Union Station. The total length of these segments is 7 km (4 mi). Although not stated explicitly in planning documents examined by the authors, it is clear that this line would be built to "TTC gauge," 1,495 mm (4' 10⅞") rather than standard gauge, 1,435 mm (4' 8½").
The "Future Projects" would add 51 km (32 mi), excluding the segments of the planned Waterfront West line now in operation.
See also Mississauga.
UPDATE: The newly-elected Mayor of Toronto announced cancellation of the Transit City projects at 2010 December, on the day he entered office. The Eglinton Crosstown line has been renamed the "Eglinton–Scarborough Crosstown line," and will incorporate the converted Scarborough RT line. At the time of writing, "the Crosstown" was planned to extend 25.2 km (15.7 mi) Black Creek Drive – McCowan Road. Of this length, 19.5 km (12.1 mi) will be underground. The remainder (the converted Scarborough RT line) will be on viaduct, 5.7 km (3.5 mi). The official groundbreaking was held on 2011 November 9. Tunnel boring was planned to begin during summer 2012.
The authors are highly skeptical of current plans for metro (subway) construction in place of some Transit City LRT lines (e.g. expansion of the Sheppard subway in place of the Sheppard East LRT line, financed as a "public-private partnership"). We have decided not to update the table above at this time.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Vancouver (HRT 1986, Modern Streetcar in planning)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
1986
+21.4 (13.3)
Expo Line
Waterfront – New Westminster
21.4 (13.3)
1989
+0.6 (0.4)
"
New Westminster – Columbia
22.0 (13.6)
1990
+2.6 (1.6)
"
Columbia – Scott Road
24.6 (15.3)
1994
+4.3 (2.7)
"
Scott Road – King George
28.9 (17.9)
2002
+5.1 (3.2)
Millennium Line
Braid – Columbia
34.0 (21.1)
"
+14.3 (8.9)
"
Commercial Drive – Braid
48.3 (29.9)
2006
+0.9 (0.6)
"
VCC-Clark – Commercial Drive
49.2 (30.5)
2009
+15.0 (9.3)
+3.9 (2.4)
Canada Line
Waterfront – Bridgeport – YVR Airport;
Bridgeport – Richmond-Brighouse
68.1 (42.2)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - HRT:
2014
+10.9 (6.8)
Evergreen Line
Lougheed Town Centre –
Coquitlam City Hall-Douglas College
79 (49)
2020
+12 (7)
Millennium Line
UBC – VCC-Clark
91 (56)
"
+6.0 (3.7)
Expo Line
King George – 168th St (Surrey)
97 (60)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning - Modern Streetcar:
 
+3.0 (1.9)
Phase 0
Granville Island – Science World
3.0 (1.9)
 
+2 (1)
Phase 1
Science World – Waterfront station
5 (3)
 
+2.5 (1.5)
Stanley Park
Extension
Waterfront station – Stanley Park
7.5 (5)
 
+2 (1)
Pacific Boulevard
Extension
Science World – Granville
9.5 (6)
Notes: The Expo and Millennium lines use the Bombardier "Advanced Rapid Transit" system, which features small-profile trains and linear-motor propulsion. The Evergreen Line is planned to use the ART system. The Canada Line uses large-profile trains with conventional rotating motors. All lines have driverless operation of trains.
Millennium Line extension, VCC-Clark – Commercial Drive opened 2006 January 6.
Canada Line opened 2009 August 17.
The modern streetcar phases are part of the "Downtown Streetcar Project."
"Demonstration Line" service, Granville Island – Olympic Village station, 1.8 km / 1.1 mi, operated for 2010 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The service operated from 2010 January 21 to March 21. It was worked by two Bombardier-built Flexity Outlook vehicles loaned by Brussels.
This alignment was used by a heritage tramway operation, the "Downtown Historic Railway," from 1998 (on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, May-November). Operation was suspended from 2008 October to permit track reconstruction.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Victoria (Modern Tramway in planning)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
2014
+10 (6)
VRRTP
Victoria – Colwood
10 (6)
Note: The project title is "Victoria Regional Rapid Transit Project" (VRRTP).
Detailed design and technology evaluation in progress (at 2010 October). Under consideration are "’articulated rubber tire vehicles’ and electric streetcar or light rail-type systems."
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Waterloo (LRT 2014)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
2014
+19 (12)
Central Corridor
Conestoga Mall (Waterloo) –
Fairview Park Mall (Kitchener)
19 (12)
-
+16 (10)
"
Fairview Park Mall (Kitchener) –
Ainslie Street Transit Terminal (Cambridge)
35 (22)
Note: The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, created in 1973, includes the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Kitchener is the seat of the regional municipality. The city of Cambridge, also created in 1973, includes the former city of Galt and the former towns of Hespeler and Preston.
The segment Fairview Park Mall – Ainslie Street Transit Terminal is planned for development during Phase 1 as "adapted Bus Rapid Transit" (aBRT). It is planned for conversion to LRT during Phase 2.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Winnipeg (LRT in planning)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
2011
+3.6 (2.2)
Southwest
Queen Elizabeth Way – Jubilee Avenue
3.6 (2.2)
-
   
Jubilee Avenue – Bison Drive
 
Note: The project title is "Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor." This was started as a bus rapid transit (BRT) project, and the initial segment is planned for opening in 2011. However, the Winnipeg City Council voted at 2010 July to designate LRT as the "preferred mode of rapid transit" for Winnipeg.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
3.) Urban Rail Segments - México
Guadalajara (LRT 1989)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
1989
15.5 (9.6)
Line 1
Periférico Sur – Juárez – Periférico Norte
15.5 (9.6)
1994
8.5 (5.3)
Line 2
Juárez – Tetlán
24.0 (14.9)
 
Under Construction, Under Design and In Planning:
 
16.5 (10.2)
Line 3
Isla Raza – Santa Fe
40.5 (25.1)
Notes: Initial segment opened 1989 September 1.
The system has no segments of street track. It has high platforms at stations. Line 1 has level crossings and was built for a maximum train length of two (articulated) cars. Line 2 is fully separated (in tunnel), and was built for a maximum train length of five (articulated) cars.
The tunnel segment of Line 1, 6.6 km (4.1 mi, 7 stations) was built previously, and was worked by trolleybuses from opening.
The Guadalajara trolleybus system was opened, and the tunnel was inaugurated formally, on 1976 December 15. Commercial service in the tunnel was opened on 1977 January 9. Trolleybus service was withdrawn from the tunnel in 1987 December. Line 1 was opened, and the tunnel was reopened exclusively for railcars, on 1989 September 1.
Line 3 is planned for construction as a surface light rail line with low-floor stock.
Copyright 2011, Publictransit.us
Ciudad de México (LRT 1920, HRT 1967)
Year
Segment Length (km / mi)
Line
Segment
Cumulative System Length   (km / mi)
HRT
1969
+12.7 (7.8)
Line 1
Chapultepec – Zaragoza
12.7 (7.8)
1970
+1.0 (0.6)
"
Juanacatlán – Chapultepec
13.7 (8.5)
"
+10.0 (6.2)
+8.1 (5.0)
Line 2
Pino Suárez – Tasqueña
Tacuba – Pino Suárez
23.7 (14.7)
31.8 (19.7)
"
+0.1 (0.1)
Line 1
Tacubaya – Juanacatlán
31.9 (19.7)
"
+5.4 (3.4)
Line 3
Hospital General – Tlatelolco
37.3 (23.1)
1972
+0.6 (0.4)
Line 1
Observatorio – Tacubaya
37.9 (23.5)
1978
+1.4 (0.9)
Line 3
Tlatelolco – La Raza
39.3 (24.4)
1979
+3.7 (2.3)
"
La Raza – Indios Verdes
43.0 (26.7)
1980
+0.8 (0.5)
+4.5 (2.8)
"
Centro Médico – Hospital General
Zapata – Centro Médico
43.8 (27.2)
48.3 (30.0)
1981
+6.8 (4.2)
Line 4
Candelaria – Martín Carrera
55.2 (34.2)
"
+8.5 (5.3)
Line 5
Consulado – Pantitlán
63.7 (39.5)
1982
+2.5 (1.6)
Line 4
Santa Anita – Candelaria
66.2 (41.1)
"
+3.1 (1.9)
+2.8 (1.7)
Line 5
La Raza – Consulado
Politécnico – La Raza
69.3 (43.0)
72.1 (44.7)
1983
+5.3 (3.3)
Line 3
Universidad – Zapata
77.5 (48.0)
"
+8.0 (5.0)
Line 6
El Rosario – Instituto del Petróleo
85.5 (53.0)
1984
+2.3 (1.4)
Line 1
Pantitlán – Zaragoza
87.7 (54.4)
"
+2.7 (1.6)
Line 2
Cuatro Caminos – Tacuba
90.0 (56.0)
"
+4.5 (2.8)
Line 7
Auditorio – Tacuba
94.8 (58.8)
1985
+2.7 (1.7)
+4.1 (2.5)
"
Tacubaya – Auditorio
Barranca del Muerto – Tacubaya
97.6 (60.5))
101.7 (63.0)
1986
+3.4 (2.1)
Line 6
Instituto del Petróleo – Martín Carrera
105.1 (65.2)
1987
+10.4 (6.4)
Line 9
Centro Médico – Pantitlán
115.5 (71.6)
1988
+2.7 (1.7)
"
Tacubaya – Centro Médico
118.1 (73.2)
"
+5.7 (3.5)
Line 7
Tacuba – El Rosario
123.8 (76.8)
1991
+14.9 (9.2)
Line A
Pantitlán – La Paz
138.7 (86.0)
1994
+16.7 (10.3)
Line 8
Garibaldi – Constitución de 1917
155.4 (96.3)