The rapid transit network is a network of fast, frequent and reliable transit service that operates every 10 minutes or more, 15 hours per day, seven days a week. Calgary’s current rapid transit network includes the Red and Blue LRT lines, BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) routes, and four MAX rapid bus lines.
Phase 1 of the Green Line LRT (Shepard to Eau Clare) is the largest LRT project to be constructed in our city’s history. This megaproject will connect communities from the southeast to downtown and the broader transit network through the Red and Blue lines and three MAX BRT lines. It includes:
km of new track
rapid transit connections
Transit riders will be able to make transit connections to more communities, employment hubs and key destinations across the city. For example, within a 10-minute walk of the Green Line there are:
... the Green Line will arrive every 10 minutes, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Green Line will run trains every 10 minutes, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Wait and travel times will be reduced 20-25 minutes compared to existing bus service in the southeast.
Vehicle congestion and travel times on major roadways, like Deerfoot Trail, will be reduced 5-10%.
The ride times for the Green Line will be as follows:
|Section||Expected ride time||From||To|
|Stage 1||37 minutes||Shepard station||16 Avenue N. station|
|South portion||40-45 minutes||Seton station||7 Avenue S.W. station|
|North portion||30-35 minutes||7 Avenue S.W. station||160 Avenue N. station|
|Full line||70-80 minutes||Seton station||160 Avenue N. station|
Transit hubs, or major transit stations, enable people to transfer between many transit routes, including:
Transit hubs planned for Green Line: