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Green Line LRT project - Current Status

Green Line - Current Status

On June 26, 2017, City Council approved the full 46 km alignment and 28 stations for the Green Line LRT from 160 Avenue N to Seton. This is a major milestone for the program, and ensures that the Green Line can be built in stages as funding becomes available.

The first stage of construction will extend from 16 Avenue N to 126 Avenue SE and is expected to be constructed from 2020-2026 and estimated to cost $4.65 billion.

Update on funding

On January 30, 2019 the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and The City of Calgary signed a funding agreement for stage 1 of construction of the Green Line LRT. This agreement marks a major milestone for the project​ and finalizes the joint investment in Calgary of nearly $5 billion by all three levels of government.

Federal Government: $1.53 billion has been contributed by the Federal government. This is the largest ever contribution by the Government of Canada to an infrastructure project in Alberta.

Provincial Government: The Government of Alberta is contributing $1.53 billion for stage 1 of construction.

Municipal Government: The City is contributing $1.56 billion, matching the Federal and Municipal contribution.

Funding for Green Line Enabling Works projects: On Saturday, December 3, 2016, the Federal and Provincial Government committed more than $360 million dollars to fund a series of Enabling Works for the Green Line LRT for 2017-2020. The funding is from the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) and the provincial Green Transit Incentives Program (GreenTRIP), and will provide transit infrastructure funding to more than 25 municipalities across Alberta. In Calgary, the funds will help prepare the Green Line right-of-way for construction with items such as utilities, environmental remediation and land. Doing these types of projects proactively will manage project timelines and risks, and will allow future Green Line construction to occur more efficiently.

Please visit the construction page for more information on Enabling Works.