Tuscany Station opens Aug. 25. Join us for an opening celebration Aug. 23!
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 the station, and the associated Park and Ride lots, will open for service on the morning of Mon., Aug. 25. The new and revised bus routes serving the station will come into effect at the same time. Please see www.calgarytransit.com for information on new train and bus service.
Opening celebration event
Join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the south Park and Ride lot, Tuscany Station. See the invitation here.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE bus shuttle service to the station every 15 minutes (see bus maps here)*
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food trucks, fun activities and entertainment for all ages
- 11:55 First train arrives from Crowfoot with invited guests
- 12 noon Official welcoming ceremony
- 12 noon to 5 p.m. FREE train service between Tuscany and Crowfoot Stations (fare is required to travel beyond Crowfoot)
*Regular existing bus service will also operate on Sat., Aug. 23 and Sun., Aug. 24. There will be no train service to Tuscany Station on Sun., Aug. 24.
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 renderings for renderings of the station and Park and Rides.
New bus routes for service to Tuscany Station
Calgary Transit held several information sessions in April on the bus routes proposed to provide bus service to the new station. Based on the feedback they received, Calgary Transit made changes to the service on Eamon Road and extended Route 157 to increase service coverage to the Royal Vista area of 110 Ave. N.W. Route 58 has been changed to Route 169 to be more legible to transit customers. Please visit Calgary Transit or view maps of the new routes.
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.
Eamon’s building and sign update
The sign from the Eamon’s gas station is being refurbished and will be returned to a spot in the Rocky Ridge Park and Ride this summer. The building has been moved off-site so construction could proceed on the Park and Ride lot.
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 (confirmed 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 pilot located in the Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak Park and Ride lot.
- Construction on CTrain bridges over Stoney trail began construction in 2009; the two bridges were completed in 2010 (west bridge) and 2011 (east bridge).
- Tuscany CTrain Station - started early July 2012; substantially 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.
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.
In most communities next to CTrain stations, parking management plans are successfully operating. The City will work with the community association and the Community Consolation Committee prior to the station opening to assess the potential for overflow parking. Please see this page for more information on residential parking zones.
For more information, fill out the online form.