Shepard Green Line Station
Shepard Station serves the residential community of Douglasdale to the west and the new South Trail Crossing area.
The station is located within walking distance of South Trail Crossing, a major shopping and entertainment destination in southeast Calgary. It will be a transit hub with:
- a Park and Ride
- upgraded waiting and station facilities
- improved pedestrian and cycling connections
This station is surrounded by car-oriented commercial and retail and does not currently have a pedestrian-friendly environment. Upgraded sidewalks and multi-use pathways will improve walkability in the area. Pedestrian connections from Douglasdale to the station will be important as the community is separated by Deerfoot Trail S.E.
A transit vehicle maintenance facility will likely be located immediately north of the station. The site provides additional opportunities for other buildings such as a future bus operations and maintenance facility that can be accessed via the station.
Long-term vision for the Shepard Station
Plans for the area around the Shepard Station include a one million square foot office development, like Quarry Park.
The LRT station and transit hub in the area provides:
- another option for travelling to and from work
- an affordable option to get to the commercial and retail businesses in the area