About the Green Line
Stage 1 construction
Construction on the first 20 km is anticipated to begin in 2021, and will extend from 16 Avenue N (Crescent Heights) to 126 Avenue SE (Shepard). This first stage of construction is expected to be complete by 2027. Once the first stage is complete, the line will be expanded incrementally to the north and southeast as additional funds become available. Stage 1 will feature:
- 20 km of LRT track
- 15 stations
- 1 km of elevated track between Inglewood/Ramsay to 26 Avenue stations
- 3 park and ride facilities with a total of 1800 - 1900 stalls (Lynnwood/Millican, Douglas Glen, and Shepard)
- 1 light rail vehicle (LRV) Maintenance and Storage Facility north of 126 Avenue SE (Shepard)
- Approximately 40-45 low floor vehicles, each 40 metres long
- $4.903 billion capital construction cost
- Construction of the Green Line will create approximately 20,000 jobs
See more information on the construction of the Stage 1 stations.
Opening day benefits of stage 1 construction:
- Carry 60,000 to 65,000 Calgarians.
- Serve all Calgarians by connecting to major activity, employment and industrial centres outside the downtown core (Quarry Park, Douglas Glen, South Hill) and many existing community services such as recreation centres, parks and libraries.
- Connect over 2,300 existing affordable housing units.
- Support business and employee travel choices for 191,000 existing jobs.
- Reduce greenhouse gases by 30,000 tonnes, the equivalent of 6,000 vehicles being taken off the road on opening day.
A city-shaping transit service that improves mobility in north and southeast Calgary, connecting people and places, and enhancing the quality of life in the city.
The Green Line is Calgary’s next light rail transit (LRT) line, and the largest infrastructure investment to date. The Green Line is designed to be both a transit system and a catalyst for development and City Shaping; it will provide efficient service and connections to destinations throughout the city, and areas where people can live affordably with access to amenities, services and sustainable mobility options.
The Green Line will be an important piece of Calgary's transit network, and when fully built will add 46 kilometres of track to the existing 59 kilometre LRT system.
End-to-end, it will connect communities between Keystone and Seton to downtown and various other destinations along the way. Once the full alignment is built, the line will carry an estimated 240,000 trips per day.
The Green Line will provide direct connections to the new South Health Campus, new recreation centres, major employment centres, the new $168 million National Music Centre, the new $245 million Central Library, Stampede Park, and several business revitalization zones. The Green Line will also integrate with a future transit connection to the Calgary International Airport, which is in the midst of a $2 billion expansion.