Green Line is an important part of Calgary’s economic recovery creating about 20,000 jobs in Stage 1 alone. The Council approved Stage 1 alignment is ready for construction and will be built in 2 phases aligning with Council direction to build the Green Line in a stage-gate project approach. Phase 1 will build from Shepard to Eau Claire which is the most technically complex portion of the Green Line full vision.
Phase 1 from Shepard to Eau Claire will build:
18 km of total LRT track
3 park and ride facilities at Shepard, Douglas Glen and Lynnwood/Millican stations
1 km of elevated track between 26 Avenue S.E. station and Inglewood/Ramsay station
1.5 km tunnel under Beltline and Downtown (6 Street S.E. along 11 Avenue to 2 Street S.W. at the planned Eau Claire Promenade)
Elbow River LRT bridge between Inglewood and Beltline
1 LRV maintenance and storage facility at Shepard station
Phase 2 from Eau Claire to 16 Avenue N. will build:
The Bow River LRT bridge between Eau Claire and 9 Avenue N.
2 km of total LRT track
The Green Line Board will assess the risk and resources available before Phase 2 can move forward.
Work has started to move shallow and deep embedded utilities (e.g. water, electricity, phone/internet, etc.). These projects make way for the main construction by relocating utilities that are in the way of the Green Line.