3 Street S.E. May long weekend closure
The Downtown West-Kerby station, between 10 and 11 Street S.W. on 7 Avenue, is now complete and open for transit service. This new station is fully accessible with wheelchair ramps and with platforms integrated into the sidewalks.
The Downtown West-Kerby Station ties in to the new West LRT line, both of which opened for transit service on Dec. 10, 2012.
With the opening of this station, the 7 Avenue Refurbishment Project is complete. All of the stations in the downtown corridor between 4 Street S.E. and 11 Street S.W. have now been upgraded or are newly built.
An event was held on Dec. 8 to open the Downtown West-Kerby station in conjunction with opening events for the West LRT. Here are some photos from the event.
- December 2012 – 7 Avenue LRT Refurbishment project complete, with some seasonal work expected in 2013
- Early December - construction of Downtown West-Kerby Station complete, opening for transit users when the West LRT opens on Dec. 10, 2012
- Summer 2013 - public art installations complete
The total cost of the 7 Avenue Corridor Refurbishment project is estimated at $183.3 million. The Government of Canada is providing $79.8 million, the Government of Alberta has committed $89.9 million and The City of Calgary is contributing $13.6 million.
The 7 Avenue Transit Corridor extends from 4 Street S.E. to 11 Street S.W. in the heart of downtown Calgary. For more than 25 years, the downtown LRT has provided reliable Transit service for Calgarians.
In order to better serve current and future Transit customers, the 7 Avenue LRT Corridor has been upgraded to not only accommodate future four-car trains, but also to increase the safety and aesthetic appeal of Calgary’s downtown core.
The 7 Avenue Corridor upgrades included constructing new stations, and creating a more pedestrian friendly environment, such as wider sidewalks, sidewalks integrated directly from adjacent buildings onto each platform, improved lighting, and enhanced streetscapes between stations.
This project also ties in to the new West LRT when it opens for Transit service on Dec. 10, 2012.
The first phase of station refurbishment was completed in October 2005 with the opening of the 1 Street S.W. Station. From 2007 until 2011, six new platform stations were designed and constructed to accommodate four-car trains between 3 Street S.E. and 9 Street S.W.
- City Hall North Station (opened for Transit service July 6, 2011)
- City Hall South Station (opened for Transit service September 19, 2011)
- 3 Street S.W. Station (opened March 12, 2010)
- 4 Street S.W. Station (opened January 21, 2011)
- 6 Street S.W. Station (opened March 26, 2009)
- 7 Street S.W. Station (opened February 27, 2009)
- 8 Street S.W. Station (opened December 18, 2009)
The Transportation Department is an active contributor to The City's Public Art Program. The Department supports the creation of artwork, in a variety of media, which enhance infrastructure and the experience of Calgarians as they move throughout the city.
Through its projects, Transportation is making an important artistic contribution that will be enjoyed for decades by pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists. These projects often address such unifying themes as land, water, travel and movement – connecting attributes of the terrain and location with concepts such as time, movement, and the site’s past, present and future.
TransitStory, a public art project, was installed on the Telus Convention Centre LRT platform in February 2012. Learn more about this installation, or find out more about the Public Art Program.
Transportation Infrastructure has worked closely with adjacent stakeholders throughout the project to ensure they are kept up-to-date on construction, schedules, and important milestones. Communication with adjacent stakeholders is ongoing.
Transportation Infrastructure is committed to keeping citizens informed about this project, and details will be updated on this site on an ongoing basis. For more information, please fill out the online form form or call 311.