The Green Line LRT will deliver significant transportation benefits to Calgarians by expanding mobility choice and providing rapid and direct connections between communities, employment hubs and key destinations between the southeast and downtown.
Generating new ridership
The Green Line LRT will provide new rapid transit connections that generate new ridership.
Upon opening, Phase 1 of the Green Line is expected to serve up to 55,000 daily riders
The Green Line will attract up to 18,000 new transit customers and increase total Calgary Transit LRT network boardings by 13.5%
Phase 1 of the Green Line will provide connections to the Red and Blue LRT lines and three MAX rapid bus lines.
The Green Line LRT will expand mobility choice for travel between southeast communities and downtown.
Faster travel times
Transit users on the corridor will save an average of 10 minutes per trip – equivalent to approximately 10,000 hours per day for Green Line LRT customers.
Riders using the Green Line from the southeast into the downtown core could save up to 25 minutes as compared to existing bus service.
Drivers using Deerfoot Trail or other major roads could save up to 10% of their commute time due to reductions in road congestion.
The Green Line will provide capacity for today and tomorrow.
With the Green Line LRT, Calgary’s LRT network will continue to be one of the busiest LRT systems in the world.
Phase 1 will provide capacity to meet the ridership demand and provide customers an exceptional customer service on opening day with opportunities to expand capacity without significant expenditure into the future.