May 8, 2013 - update
Rundle CTrain Station – May long weekend closure
- Construction started at the Rundle CTrain Station in February.
- Crews have begun demolition and construction at the far end of the platform and are removing furnishings.
- Rundle Station will close over the May long weekend, starting at 2 a.m. Sat., May 18 and re-opening at 2:30 a.m. on Tues., May 21 in order to replace the platform. Shuttle buses will operate between the adjoin stations.
- Please see this notice (link to notice above) for more information on shuttle buses and bus route detours.
- If you have any questions about bus schedules and other transit-related information, please call 403-262-1000 or visit www.calgarytransit.com.
- 36 Street southbound will also be closed between 26 Avenue and 20 Avenue N.E. as part of the construction on the Rundle Station.
- Buses that normally stop at the Rundle station southbound will be re-routed along the shuttle bus route (see notice).
Marlborough CTrain Station
- Construction at the Marlborough CTrain Station began in mid-March with demolition and construction starting at the far end of the platform.
- The station will remain open during the initial construction phase while the platform is extended and the station furnishings are removed.
- This station will close over the August long weekend in order to replace the station platform. Lane closures can be expected to accommodate platform removal and replacement.
Franklin CTrain Station
- Construction started in late April at the Franklin Station. The station will remain open during the initial construction phase while the platform is extended and the station furnishings are removed.
- This station will close over the Thanksgiving long weekend in October in order to replace the platform. Lane closures can be expected to accommodate platform removal and replacement.
- (See Station Construction timelines for more detailed information.)
The City of Calgary is upgrading all existing Calgary Transit LRT station platforms to accommodate four-car trains, which will be introduced in the near future. Starting with Rundle Station, the platforms in the northeast from Bridgeland to Rundle Station are the next on the list for upgrades. These station platforms are showing considerable wear and deterioration and are in need of refurbishment. Therefore, at the same time they are being extended for four-car trains, the existing platforms will also be replaced.
This project only involves upgrades to the station platform. It does not involve any changes to the station building (station head), access ramps or stairs, except for Rundle Station. In 2014, the pedestrian overpass and access ramps at Rundle Station will be replaced to meet current accessibility codes and standards improving accessibility to the CTrain station and the surrounding community.
In addition to replacing and extending the platforms, station furnishings, such as the shelters, signage, lighting and benches, will also be refurbished or replaced with upgraded furnishings.
The project will be undertaken in phases from 2013-2014 – Rundle, Marlborough and Franklin Stations will be redeveloped in 2013; Barlow/Max Bell, Zoo, and Bridgeland/Memorial Stations will be done in 2014.
At each station, construction crews will remove the existing station furnishings and emergency exit ramps while keeping the station open. They will extend the foundations for the platform, while minimizing disruptions to revenue service and station accessibility.
In order to remove and replace the platform, the station will be closed over a long weekend time frame. Shuttle buses will operate between the closed station and other adjacent train stations in order to maintain access for transit customers and surrounding businesses.
Transportation Infrastructure will communicate with residents and businesses in areas affected by station construction work on an ongoing basis. Signage onsite will advise users of the station and the Park and Rid lots about current construction and any upcoming changes to service. This website will be updated with current construction information.
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, call 311, or, if calling from outside Calgary, please call 403-268-CITY (2489). For transit information, please call 403-262-1000 or visit Calgary Transit.