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Ward 11 News: South Crosstown BRT Project Fall Update

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You may have noticed signs up in your community about the South Crosstown BRT.

Share the shortlink: calgary.ca/southxtownbrt​


The South Crosstown BRT project is a Council-identified priority in Calgary Transit’s strategic plan
 RouteAhead. It also forms part of the primary transit network outlined in the Calgary Transportation Plan​.

The service is an important investment to accommodate Calgary’s current and future growth.

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, and provide Calgarians with reliable, direct connections to major destinations.

The South Crosstown BRT is route is primarily set and will not require new roadways. With the exception of three new stations planned in the future, existing stop locations will be used for the entire route. The South Crosstown BRT route will be the same as the current Route 306 from Westbrook to Heritage LRT Stations. The route will then extend east of Macleod Trail to Quarry Park.

Existing stops along the new South Crosstown BRT route will be replaced with new stations. The BRT station design, informed by citizen feedback, will improve your comfort and safety as a traveller with lighting, real-time travel information, and heating.

Please note: The existing stations along 14th Street SW, where the SW BRT and South Crosstown BRT routes will overlap, will be built as part of the SW Transitway BRT Phase 2 construction, not as part of the South Crosstown BRT construction. When the South Crosstown BRT service starts in 2018, the South Crosstown BRT will use the stations along 14th Street SW "as-is", until the Transitway is built-out. 

View the South Crosstown Information Boards​


The City is currently in the detailed design phase, and will start construction in 2017, with the route providing service in 2018. Construction includes building the new stations, as well as some curb and traffic signal work.

When the service starts in 2018, the BRT will operate seven days a week with buses running every 10 minutes during peak hours (6:30-9 am & 3-6 pm). As ridership grows, the BRT will operate seven days a week, 15 hours per day with buses every 10 minutes.

The South Crosstown BRT will operate in regular traffic lanes, and shares the corridor with the Southwest BRT between Richard Road SW and Heritage Drive SW. Traffic signals along the route will be modified to provide additional green time when buses are approaching.

The City is committed to keeping the public, residents, and businesses informed before and during construction. 

Provide your feedback​ on the route and proposed station designs
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This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.
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