Construction on the fifth station on the northwest LRT line, primarily serving those living and working in Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak and Tuscany, has begun as of July 2012. The anticipated opening of the station for transit service is fall 2014. View videos of what the new Tuscany CTrain Station, and Park & Ride facilities in Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak and Tuscany will look like or visit the N.W. LRT blog for more photos and renderings.
The project includes:
- The Tuscany CTrain Station in the median of Crowchild Trail
- Two Park & Ride lots in Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak and Tuscany accommodating about 550 passenger vehicles
- Bus terminals in each Park & Ride lot (proposed bus route changes)
- A pedestrian bridge linking the bus terminal and Park & Ride facilities with the LRT station, and connecting the regional pathway across Crowchild Trail
- Two LRT bridges at the Stoney Trail interchange
- Two electrical substation buildings at Arbour Lake and Rocky Ridge
Completion date – fall 2014
- Tuscany Station and Park & Rides open for transit service fall 2014
- Tuscany LRT Station - start early July 2012; complete fall 2013
- Pedestrian bridges - start early July 2012; complete summer 2013
- Park & Rides – start spring 2013; complete fall 2014
- Arbour Lake Sub Station and Rocky Ridge Utility Complex – start August 2012; complete winter 2013
Detailed design and public consultation 2009-2011
This project will include public art components. An artist will be hired as close to the start of construction as possible with the intention of incorporating the art in the facility.
Communications and public engagement
The City of Calgary believes that decisions are improved when they involve impacted stakeholders. Since October 2007, Transportation Infrastructure has been working with a Community Consultation Committee (CCC) made up of representatives from the communities of Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, and Tuscany, as well as Calgary Transit and the Ward Aldermen.
To date, the CCC has met 19 times; five open houses with over 1,000 attendees have been held; four project newsletters distributed to approximately 12,000 homes have been issued; hundreds of feedback forms have been reviewed; and a project blog is in place to further discussions.
See the Terms of Reference and meeting notes from each CCC meeting. More information from the most recent houses summarize the discussion and outcomes. More information is available in the handout and summary of the public input.
On December 19, 2011, City Council approved Tuscany Station as the official name of the future CTrain station. The station name was included in the public consultation process and was supported by the majority of people that provided feedback, including the Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak and Tuscany Community Associations, and the CCC.
At the beginning of this project, the project team, The City of Calgary, and the community identified sustainability as a key element for success. Sustainable design has been considered and investigated throughout the project, incorporating The City's Sustainability Principles. Some examples include using rain garden beds to help collect and clean stormwater and reduce irrigation, and eliminating escalators from the station to reduce long-term energy costs.
View the sustainability PDF to see how the triple bottom line has been implemented on this project and the impact the initiatives are expected to make.
There are successful parking management plans operating in most communities adjacent to LRT stations. The City will work with the CCC approximately one year before the station opens to assess the potential overflow/residential parking requirements. Please note that residential parking zones require Council approval before any restrictions can be implemented.
For more information, please visit our project blog, fill out the online form or call 311 or 403-268-CITY.