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Making connections

Expanding the rapid transit network

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. 

Stage 1 of the Green Line (Shepard to 16 Avenue N) will add to, and connect with, our existing rapid transit network. This includes:

Map of future rapid transit network (Green Line, Red Line, Blue Line, 4 MAX BRT lines)

20

km of new track

15

new stations

8

rapid transit connections

Connections across the city

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:

  • 68,000 Calgarians’ homes
  • 31 parks
  • 22 schools
  • 20 seniors’ housing complexes
  • 16 cultural facilities
  • 15 recreation centres
  • 7 Alberta Health Services facilities
  • 7 police and fire stations
  • 7 community associations
  • 6 post-secondary institutions
  • 6 Provincial and Federal service buildings
  • 3 libraries

... the Green Line will arrive every 10 minutes, 15 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Frequency, speed and convenience

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%.

Expected travel times

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

Transit hubs, or major transit stations, enable people to transfer between many transit routes, including:

  • Red Line and Blue Line LRTs
  • Rapid bus routes (MAX and BRTs)
  • Local bus routes
  • Regional transit connections to nearby communities such as Airdrie and Okotoks.

Transit hubs planned for Green Line:

Phase 1: Shepard station to Eau Claire station

Phase 2: Eau Claire station to 16 Avenue N. station

   

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