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South Crosstown Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project

 

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Project Update - August 2018

Crews are out installing shelters along the South Crosstown Route. Crews are placing the stations along the route as they are fabricated, and then crews follow behind the install crew to complete the electrical, custom glass and amenities at each station. We have had some delays, and expect that the stations will take six to eight weeks to install at each location. We thank residents for your patience. Work continues on the remaining BRT stations which includes utility and concrete work at each location, and the station install happening shortly after the concrete work is complete.

 

South Crosstown BRT route and service information

The South Crosstown BRT will start running this fall with service every 25 minutes. Buses will travel faster than other traffic along the route by way of:

  • Traffic signals that provide an extended green signal when buses are approaching.
  • Transit-only queue jumps that allow buses to get ahead of other traffic at signalized intersections.
 
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Project Timeline


South Crosstown BRT Route

 
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South Crosstown BRT stations

 

Thirteen BRT stations are being built for the route, and they'll be ready for customers this fall. The new stations are located close to Mount Royal University, the Westbrook LRT station on the Blue line, the Heritage LRT station on the Red Line, and employment centers in the southeast and southwest. Most of the shelters will have next bus arrival signs, be heated, and enclosed.

The stations will incorporate public art on the shelter glass. The use of images provides a visual enhancement to the waiting area. It's also been shown in other jurisdictions to reduce the amount of vandalism and resulting operating costs. To learn more about the public art plans, please visit the Crosstown BRT Stations public art page.

Project overview

The South Crosstown BRT will benefit transit customers by providing a better customer experience and more reliable, direct service to major destinations. It will improve upon the existing Route 306 service and extend the service to connect with the future Green Line LRT.

The South Crosstown BRT project is one of four additions to The City's primary transit network. The four new routes fill important gaps in the existing transit network.


 
 

Public engagement and communications

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the South Crosstown BRT route, station locations and design. For a detailed summary of the input provided, please see the What We Heard Report.

What we heard summary

  • Most respondents were current, daily Calgary Transit users
  • Of respondents who said they currently use Calgary Transit, most indicated the new South Crosstown BRT service would encourage them to use Calgary Transit more.
  • Of respondents who said they don't currently use Calgary Transit, most indicated the new South Crosstown BRT wouldn't encourage them to use Calgary Transit.
  • Respondents primarily consisted of people who live near the route or commute, or operate businesses along the route.

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