Information about New Green line LRT - Calgary Transit LRT - Future Project

Posted by Amanda Ku on Friday, January 3rd, 2020 at 11:18pm

New LRT Line to Be Built in Calgary, Alberta. It will be built in a few stages. The first stage is ready to be approved in early 2020. 

The following stations are proposed to be built in the first stage. Which is expected to be completed by 2026. 

  1. 16th Avenue North
  2. 9th Avenue North
  3. 2nd Avenue South West
  4. 7th Avenue South West
  5. Centre Street South
  6. Ramsey/Inglewood
  7. 26th Avenue South East
  8. Highfield
  9. Lynnwood Millican,
  10. Ogden
  11. South Hill
  12. Quarry Park
  13. Douglas Glen
  14. Shepard (for Maintenance and Storage Facility).

Good transportation infrastructure connects our communities and people, creates jobs and gets us to and from work efficiently so we have more time to do what we enjoy. The Government of Canada, in partnership with the City of Calgary, is committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will reduce travel times for families, strengthen communities and deliver economic growth for the city and surrounding areas for years to come.

In 2017, the province of Alberta committed $1.53 billion to the new Calgary Green Line LRT. This multi-billion dollar investment into Calgary’s future will help build vibrant communities where Calgarians can live, shop, work and play. This is an unprecedented investment in public transit infrastructure and the largest in Alberta’s history. Stage 1 of the investment will include 14 stations, connecting communities into the downtown core. 

The City of Calgary will also be extending 5th Street from 17th Avenue to 9th Avenue by constructing an underpass to increase the density, livability and development potential of the area. The underpass will provide significant opportunities to the district, including attracting investment and creating vital new connections with East Village for vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles. The project will also alleviate traffic along Stampede Trail and allow Stampede Trail to be closed for traffic when hosting special events.

 

The Green Line LRT will have a total of 28 stations and has a length of 46 kilometres (29 mi). As of April 2019, the planned Green Line corridors are served via two bus rapid transit lines: 301 (operating between North Pointe and downtown, primarily along Centre Street N) and 302 (operating between Seton and downtown).

Stage 1, to start construction in 2020 with an anticipated completion date in 2026, will extend from 16 Avenue N through downtown to 126 Avenue SE, including 14 stations.

In 2019, several potential Stage 2 build-outs were being evaluated, depending on available funding. The scope and funding of future extensions to the north and southeast have not yet been determined.

These were:

  • CA$250–400 million:
    • South to McKenzie Towne
  • $400–700 million:
    • North to 40 Ave N or
    • South to Auburn Bay/Mahogany
  • $700 million – $1 billion:
    • North to 64 Ave N or
    • South to Seton or
    • North to 40 Ave N and south to Auburn Bay/Mahogany

*Information provided by Wikipedia - which was sourced from the City of Calgary Infrastructure website.

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