The new LRT (light rail transit) project is the largest infrastructure investment in our city's history. It comes with $5.5 billion in commitments from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary.
Construction begins in summer 2023 to prepare for the Green Line in Ogden. Before building the station and tracks, a pedestrian tunnel will be constructed near 72 Avenue S.E., a vehicle underpass will be built at 78 Avenue S.E., and a portion of 78 Avenue S.E. will be upgraded.
Following a successful procurement, the Green Line Board has approved the Development Phase Agreement and selected Bow Transit Connectors (BTC) as Green Line’s Development Partner.
As we start to build Phase 1 of the Green Line, our team continues to look for opportunities to support local communities.
Green Line CEO Darshpreet Bhatti answers your questions about the project Development Phase.
Phase 1 of the Green Line LRT will serve tens of thousands of Calgarians daily, connecting communities from the southeast to central Calgary.
Green Line is part of a long-term vision for our city. Phase 1 connects to the Red and Blue LRT lines, three MAX rapid bus routes and builds the foundation for extensions to the north and south, as funding is made available.
90% of Calgarians agree that the Green Line LRT will be an important addition to Calgary’s transportation network.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT will reduce travel times for transit users by up to 20-25 minutes.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT expands Calgary’s rapid transit network, connecting to the Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX bus rapid transit routes.
15 new LRT stations will be built in Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT between Shepard and 16 Avenue N.
20,000 jobs will be created by building Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT will serve up to 65,000 customers daily.
91% of Calgarians believe the Green Line LRT is important to Calgary's future.
90% of Calgarians agree that the Green Line LRT will enable Calgarians to better connect with people, places and services.
Future plans for the Green Line LRT include a connection to the Calgary International Airport .
2 tunnels and 10 bridges will be built in stage 1 of the Green Line LRT project, creating a travel time advantage.
Nearly 200,000 jobs will be within walking distance of Green Line LRT stations.
LRT systems are a major attractor for businesses and young professionals looking to relocate.
The Calgary area, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, is a place of confluence where the sharing of resources, ideas and opportunities naturally come together. We would like to take this opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge that we are gathered on the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, Amskaapipiikani, and Kainai First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We acknowledge all Indigenous people who have made Calgary their home.