D.L. MacDonald Yard
D.L. MacDonald Yard is the maintenance facility, garage and operations centre for the light rail transit system of Edmonton Transit in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Located to the northeast in the Kennedale industrial area, at 13310 - 50A Street, the facility opened in December 1983 at a cost of $28.2 million.
Expansions to the facility to accommodate additional light rail vehicles were completed as part of the South LRT Extension Project. Portions of the expansion were completed in 2008 with the remainder completed in early 2009.
Don MacDonald was the Superintendent of the Edmonton Transit System for many years. A well known proponent of electric and light rail transit, his ideas about quality public transit were very influential in shaping the system that exists today.
Edmonton's D. L. MacDonald LRT shops in the city's east end were named after him. In the early 1960s, Don MacDonald already had ideas about the direction Edmonton should take in building a quality public transportation system and was working on them.
- Kennedale Industrial Area Structure Plan Archived 22 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
- ETS LRT Brochure 2007[permanent dead link]
- Construction Update - South LRT (PDF), Edmonton, 19 February 2009[permanent dead link], See Appendix 1 for platform length for this station.
- Plans for a Rail Rapid Transit System in Edmonton (1964) Archived 20 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.