The northwest CTrain line is being extended past Crowfoot Station to a new station, called Tuscany Station, providing transit service to people living and working in Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak and Tuscany. Construction began in July 2012, and is the station, and the associated Park and Ride lots, are planned to open for service in fall 2014.
Traffic speed reduction remains in place
Traffic speed is reduced to 60 km/h in the area near the CTrain station for safety reasons. Construction is ongoing in this area and construction vehicles continue to move in and out of the median. This speed reduction will stay in place until at least spring 2014 due to the ongoing construction activity.
Project update November 2013
View videos of what the new Tuscany CTrain Station, and Park and Ride facilities in Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak and Tuscany will look like when they are complete or see Related photos for renderings of the station and Park and Rides.
Eamon’s building update
A Leasing Opportunity for the Eamon’s Building has been posted on The City of Calgary web site, which will remain open until a suitable lessee is found. For more information on the Eamon’s building and the sign, please see this update.
The project includes:
- A new station, called Tuscany CTrain Station situated in the median of Crowchild Trail.
- Two Park and Ride lots, one in Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak and one in Tuscany accommodating about 550 passenger vehicles in total.
- Bus terminals in each Park and Ride lot (proposed bus route changes).
- Two pedestrian bridges linking the Park and Ride facilities with the CTrain station, and connecting the regional pathway across Crowchild Trail.
- Two CTrain bridges at the Stoney Trail interchange.
- Two electrical substation buildings at Arbour Lake and Rocky Ridge.
- An Automated Public Toilet located in the Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak Park and Ride lot.
Completion date – fall 2014
- Fall 2014 - Tuscany CTrain Station and Park and Ride lots open for transit service
- Bus service into Park and Rides is planned to open at the same time.
- Tuscany CTrain Station - started early July 2012; exterior complete fall 2013
- Traction Power, Signals and Communication Systems (TPSC) – complete fall 2014
- Pedestrian bridges - started early July 2012; completed summer 2013
- Park and Ride lots – started summer 2013; complete fall 2014
- Arbour Lake Sub Station and Rocky Ridge Utility Complex – started August 2012; buildings complete winter 2013; ongoing interior work until summer 2014
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 into the facility. Please see this video about how the public art process works.
Communications and public engagement
The City of Calgary believes that decisions are improved when they involve impacted stakeholders. A Community Consultation Committee (CCC) provided input into the design process as did residents during five open houses. Please see “Related documents” for information related to the CCC and citizen feedback received at the Open Houses.
During the construction phase, The City of Calgary will continue to communicate with residents about the progress of the project.
In December 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.
Sustainability was identified as a key element for success, and 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. See the impact these sustainability initiatives are expected to make.
There are successful parking management plans operating in most communities adjacent to CTrain 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, fill out the online form or call 311 or 403-268-CITY.