The stop names were primarily chosen based on location to support passenger wayfinding. The Alex Decoteau Stop pays tribute to Alex Decoteau, who joined the Edmonton Police Service in 1911, becoming Canada’s first Indigenous police officer. The Yards/116 St. Stop is a historic reference to the CN Rail Yards that previously operated in the area.
As part of the City Planning Branch, the Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. This name selection process involves input from City administration and consultation with Citizen Working Groups along the Valley Line route.
The 14 km Valley Line West extension is the second stage of the Valley Line LRT, an urban-style 27 km line that will operate between Mill Woods in southeast Edmonton and Lewis Farms in west Edmonton.
The project team is reviewing the preliminary design completed in 2013, and working to be procurement-ready later this year. Once procurement begins, the Valley Line West LRT Project will take approximately one year to select a contractor and another five years for construction.