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The Green Line starts main construction this year after all the preparation work on moving utilities, purchasing land, demolition of building along the route so the Green Line team is launching a new campaign to let Calgarians know more about the Green Line, and what this means for the city.


 Business Case for the Green Line 

The Update to the 2020 Business Case released in October 2021 examines the main benefits of the Green Line LRT Stage 1 investment through transportation, quality of life, economic prosperity and environmental sustainability. These include:

  • Improving mobility choices – Fast, frequent and reliable high-quality transit service to spend less time travelling.
  • Laying foundations – Building the most complex elements of the Green Line LRT first enables incremental future expansions.
  • Encouraging development – Serves many activity centres and urban main streets that have been identified as priorities for development.
  • Integrated and cost-effective transit service – People will be connected where they want to go by a cost-effective transit system.
  • Connecting the city – Green Line LRT is the next step to providing seamless connectivity with existing transit lines.

Together, we are building a public transportation system that will provide capacity for today and tomorrow, create a more accessible city, and generate 20,000 direct and supporting jobs.

Phase 1 – What’s being built and when 

Phase 1 of the Green Line spans 18 kilometers from Shepard Station at 130 Ave S.E. to Eau Claire at the north end of downtown.

Main construction of tracks, stations, bridges, and tunnels begins in 2024 and will take approximately six years to build. $400M of early works construction is already completed or underway.

In May 2023 Green Line entered the Development Phase with Bow Transit Connectors (BTC). During this 16-month phase, Green Line and BTC will advance the design, understand risks, determine project cost and schedule. The construction schedule will be determined through the Development Phase.

Phase 1 will connect southeast Calgary to the downtown and into the existing LRT and MAX rapid bus routes while building:

  • 13 stations
  • 18 km of LRT track
  • 3 park and ride facilities at Shepard, Douglas Glen and Lynnwood/Millican stations
  • 1 km of elevated track between 26 Avenue S.E. station and Ramsay/Inglewood station
  • 2 km of tunnel under Beltline and Downtown
  • 4 LRT bridge structures that span across the Elbow River, Bow River, Deerfoot Trail and Blackfoot Trail
  • 1 LRV maintenance and storage facility
Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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