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Maintenance and storage facility

Rendering of the Maintenance and Storage Facility at Shepard Station.

A new maintenance and storage facility will be built for the Green Line, near Shepard Station at 126 Avenue S.E. It will be one of the first structures built for Green Line, and is needed to house the new fleet of light rail vehicles (LRVs) that will begin to arrive in late 2027.

The facility will be constructed to support the initial fleet of 28 vehicles and can be expanded to support more as Green Line grows. 

What is a maintenance and storage facility?

When trains are not in service, they go to the facility to be stored, cleaned, maintained and serviced. Calgary Transit has two maintenance and storage facilities for its existing Light Rail Transit system: Anderson Garage and the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility.

Green Line requires its own facility because:

  • The existing facilities are at full capacity.
  • Green Line uses low floor trains, while the Red and Blue lines have high floor trains. 
  • Green Line does not physically connect to the existing Red and Blue lines.
LRVs being repaired or maintained at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility.
LRVs being repaired or maintained at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility.

What is included at the facility?

  • Vehicle maintenance shop with three levels so repairs and maintenance can be conducted above and below the trains
  • Train wash for cleaning train exteriors
  • Service lanes for cleaning train interiors
  • A body shop for repairing exterior damage to panels and glass, and interior repairs such as bench replacements
  • Component repair shops
  • Parts storage
  • Administrative office area
Train wash at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility.
Train wash at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility.

LEED certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program used worldwide. Green Line’s MSF is intended to achieve LEED Silver certification, with a specific focus on water efficiency and energy performance. 

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