Get to know the Green Line

Phase 1 of the Green Line builds 18 km of new light rail transit from Shepard to Eau Claire

Main construction starts in 2024 and will take appoximately six years to build. 

Green Line will carry 55,000 riders on opening day and provide direct access to 190,000 jobs in downtown, Quarry Park and industrial areas. 

Green Line is led by an experienced executive team and overseen by an indepedent Board of Directors

Green Line has $5.5B in funding from The City, The Province and the Federal Government. 

What's happening now


Beltline Downtown Utility Relocation work enters final year

The Beltline Downtown Utility Relocation work began in the spring of 2022. By the end of 2024, all required utility relocation will be complete and ready for main construction to begin on the line and the stations in the Beltline, Downtown, and Eau Claire/Chinatown.

Calgary's winters can be extreme with temperatures dipping below -30 degrees Celsius and rising into the teens during a warm chinook. How do these tempatures impact the performance of light rail vehicles (LRVs), and how is Green Line testing and preparing for this?

Before construction begins, our Development Partner, BTC, will undertake additional due diligence work to test ground conditions through a series of geotechnical and environmental borehole drilling exercises.

Demolition of the Lilydale poultry factory has begun, which marks an exciting new phase for both Green Line and the community of Ramsay.

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Indigenous land acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge that we are on the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, Amskaapipiikani and Kainai First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, Métis Nation Battle River Territory, Nose Hill Métis District 5 and Elbow Métis District 6. We acknowledge all Indigenous people who have made Calgary their home.

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