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. The platforms in the northeast from Bridgeland to Rundle Stations are being upgraded from 2013 to 2014.
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.
New pedestrian bridge at 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 Ride 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.