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. As part of this project, the platforms in the northeast from Bridgeland to Rundle Stations are being upgraded during 2013 and 2014. The station platforms at Rundle, Marlborough and Franklin were replaced in 2013 and are ready to receive four-car trains. The stations furnishings were replaced and heated bus shelters were added.
During 2014, the station platforms at Barlow/Max Bell, Zoo and Bridgeland/Memorial 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.
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.
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. During this stage, there will be intermittent lane closures needed to accommodate construction.
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. Memorial Drive may be closed in one direction during platform replacement.
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.
Any road and lane closures will be communicated via The City of Calgary’s website and through onsite signage.
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. For transit information, please call 403-262-1000 or visit Calgary Transit.