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
0 Clareview
Hwy 15 (50 Street)
137 Avenue
D.L. MacDonald Yard
3 Belvedere
CN Lines
Hwy 16 (Yellowhead Trail)
Wayne Gretzky Drive
6 Coliseum
118 Avenue
CN Spur End
8 Stadium
Northwest LRT
to St. Albert
Kingsway/Royal Alex
12 Churchill
13 Central
15 Bay/Enterprise Square
16 Corona
18 Grandin/Government Centre
Dudley B. Menzies Bridge over
North Saskatchewan River
20 University
22 Health Sciences/Jubilee
24 McKernan/Belgravia
Belgravia Road
26 S. Campus/Ft. Edmonton
111 Street southbound
29 Southgate
Hwy 2 (Whitemud Drive)
33 Century Park
South LRT
to south city limits

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]


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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