Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT is important to expanding Calgary’s rapid transit network. It will provide seamless connections with the existing Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX BRT routes. Calgarians will have fast, frequent and reliable transit service to communities, employment hubs, tourist destinations and essential services. Stage 1 builds the first 20 km core of the 46 km full vision of the Green Line LRT.
The Green Line LRT will play an important role in shaping the City’s future. It is both a transit system and a platform for long-term city building. This will encourage redevelopment and investment opportunities in Calgary businesses and communities.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT will reduce travel times for transit users by up to 20-25 minutes.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT expands Calgary’s rapid transit network, connecting to the Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX bus rapid transit routes.
15 new LRT stations will be built in Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT between Shepard and 16 Avenue N.
20,000 jobs will be created by building Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT.
Stage 1 of the Green Line LRT will serve up to 65,000 customers daily.
91% of Calgarians believe the Green Line LRT is important to Calgary's future.
90% of Calgarians agree that the Green Line LRT will enable Calgarians to better connect with people, places and services.
Future plans for the Green Line LRT include a connection to the Calgary International Airport .
2 tunnels and 10 bridges will be built in stage 1 of the Green Line LRT project, creating a travel time advantage.
Nearly 200,000 jobs will be within walking distance of Green Line LRT stations.
LRT systems are a major attractor for businesses and young professionals looking to relocate.
90% of Calgarians agree that the Green Line LRT will be an important addition to Calgary’s transportation network.
The Calgary area, where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, is a place of confluence where the sharing of ideas and opportunities naturally come together. Indigenous peoples have their own names for this area that have been in use long before Scottish settlers named this place Calgary. The Métis call the Calgary area Otos-kwunee. In the Blackfoot language, they call this place, Moh-kins-tsis. The Stoney Nakoda Nation refer to the Calgary area as Wicispa Oyade and the people of the Tsuut’ina nation call this area Guts-ists-i.
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. This includes: the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika (Seeg-see-kah), Piikani (Pee-gah-nee), and Kainai (G-ai-nah) First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi6 First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki (Chin-ick-ee), Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina (Soot-tenna) First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.
We acknowledge all Indigenous urban Calgarians who have made Calgary their home.