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Green Line LRT project - Current Status

Green Line - Current Status

On June 26, 2017, City Council approved the full 46 km alignment and 28 stations for the Green Line LRT from 160 Avenue N to Seton. This is a major milestone for the program, and ensures that the Green Line can be built in stages as funding becomes available.

The first stage of construction will extend from 16 Avenue N to 126 Avenue SE and is expected to be constructed from 2020-2026 and estimated to cost $4.65 billion.

Update on funding

All three levels of government have committed funding for Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT project.

Federal Government: On May 15, 2018 the Federal Government confirmed its 2015 commitment of $1.53B to Stage 1 of the Green Line. This funding announcement was the largest ever contribution by the Government of Canada to an infrastructure project in Alberta.

Provincial Government: On July 6, 2017, The Government of Alberta pledged up to $1.53 billion over eight years to support Stage 1 construction of the Green Line LRT. The funds will come from the Climate Leadership Plan.

Municipal Government: In December 2015, The City committed $1.56 billion over 30 years, contingent on matching contributions from the Federal and Provincial governments.

Funding for Green Line Enabling Works projects: On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Federal and Provincial Government committed more than $250 million dollars to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT for 2017-2020. The funding is from the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), and will provide transit infrastructure funding to more than 25 municipalities across Alberta. In Calgary, the funds will help prepare the Green Line right-of-way for construction with items such as utilities, environmental remediation and land. Doing these types of projects proactively will manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Please visit the construction page for more information on Enabling Works.