A SNC-Lavalin led consortium has been appointed the delivery partner for Calgary Green LRT and will provide support for the implementation of the first stage of the project.
SNC-Lavalin, along with its partners, will support the City of Calgary in delivering project functions such as commercial management, technical support, project controls, and construction management.
“The Green Line LRT is a historical project that will change the face of transit in Calgary. Not only will it connect entire communities and improve mobility for people, organizations, businesses and future investors, it will also unlock vital transit oriented development, thus contributing to the city’s economic growth,” said Ben Almond, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering Services Canada at SNC-Lavalin.
Calgary Green LRT will be 18 km long with 15 stations from Shepard to 16 Avenue N. 1 km of the line will be elevated, while 3 km of tunnel under Beltline and Downtown will be constructed. 4 bridges structures that span across the Elbow River, Bow River, Deerfoot Trail and Blackfoot Trail are also part of the project. Passengers will benefit three park and ride facilities at Shepard, Douglas Glen and Lynnwood/Millican stations and a LRV maintenance and storage facility is planned to be constructed.
The new light rail transit project was approved by the Calgary city council in June 2020 at an estimated cost of CAD 5.5 billion (USD 4.1 billion) with CAD 4.9 billion (USD 3.67 billion) being covered by the vernment of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Calgary.
Stage 1 will be built in two phases. The first phase covers an 18 km line from Shepard to Eau Claire connecting the southeast to downtown city’s area, the existing Red and Blue LRT lines, and MAX Purple, Yellow and Teal routes. The second phase includes a line from Eau Claire to 16 Avenue N, connecting with MAX Orange and north-central BRT routes.
When completed, the entire Green LRT will run from Seton to 160 Avenue N on a 46 km long line providing fast, frequent and reliable transit service to communities, employment hubs, tourist destinations and essential services.