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A year in review Northeast LRT extension to Saddle Ridge

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Ward 5 Councillor Ray Jones official website

A year in review for the northeast section of the Blue CTrain Line to Saddletowne has been positively received by the majority of our transit users.

The construction of the N.E. LRT extension to Saddle Ridge was completed and opened to the public on Monday August 27, 2012. The northeast extension’s two new stations, Martindale and Saddletowne, have helped support the growing transit demand from both businesses and residential communities in Calgary's northeast. Some highlights include:

  • Overall ridership has increased by 12 percent
  • Seven percent of our customers who take the train from Martindale or Saddletowne stations previously commuted to their destination by car
  • Bus customers now save 10-15 minutes per trip
  • Bus routes that service Martindale and Saddletowne stations have seen a decrease in ridership as more customers are walking and cycling to the new stations
  • On average, 15-20 percent of customers walk to their CTrain stations, however, 63 percent of Saddletowne Station customers and 89 percent of Martindale Station customers walk to their stations

The improved access to the new CTrain stations, shorter travel time and the population growth in the northeast has made the Northeast Blue Line CTrain Extension a success!

View current LRT transit projects for more information.

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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