D.L. MacDonald Yard

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Coordinates: 53°35′42″N 113°25′13″W / 53.59500°N 113.42028°W / 53.59500; -113.42028

Edmonton LRT
min.
running time
Northeast LRT
to Gorman
future
0
Clareview
137 Avenue
D.L. MacDonald Yard
3
Belvedere
CN Lines
6
Coliseum
CN Spur End
8
Stadium
Northwest LRT
to St. Albert
future
NAIT
Kingsway/Royal Alex
MacEwan
12
Churchill
13
Central
15
Bay/Enterprise Square
16
Corona
18
Grandin
20
University
22
Health Sciences/Jubilee
24
McKernan/Belgravia
Belgravia Road
26
S. Campus/Ft. Edmonton
111 Street southbound
29
Southgate
33
Century Park
South LRT
to south city limits
future

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,[1] at 13310 - 50A Street, the facility opened in December 1983 at a cost of $28.2 million.[2]

North entrance of D.L. MacDonald Yard garage at sunset.

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.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4]

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