Quebec City to build light rail line

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A rendering of Quebec City's light rail system, to begin operation in 2026. Full funding for the project was announced this week.
City of Quebec

QUEBEC CITY — Light rail is coming to Quebec City as part of an expansion of public transit announced this week.

The CBC reports that a 23-kilometer (14.3-mile) light rail system will be part of a more than $3 billion (Canadian) investment in Quebec City transit, which will also include 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) of dedicated bus lanes and four new park-and-ride lots. The new projects are expected to be in operation by 2026.

Funding will include C$1.8 billion ($1.4 billion) from the province of Quebec, C$1.2 billion ($900 million) from the federal government, and C$300 million ($226 million) from the city.

NextCity.org notes that the new rail line will leave Winnipeg, Manitoba, as the only one of Canada’s 10 largest metropolitan areas without rail transit.

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