We'd like your feedback on the look and feel of stations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program. You'll find some information about this topic and the opportunity to provide feedback below.


BRT Station Designs

BRT stations in Calgary will generally share a similar look and feel, but station design and size for each route and each location will vary. For example, a station that serves as a connection point for a number of bus routes has different requirements than a station that primarily serves people walking from within a community. Some of the criteria used in the design of a station include:

  • Station location and use
  • Ridership along a route or at a station location
  • Available space
  • Transit service requirements
  • Technical limitations
  • Cost


What Do You Think?

Please review the three options below. The three concepts shown will inspire the look and feel of Calgary’s BRT stations, though each station will be adapted to suit the needs and limitations of a particular location.

All three concepts have a similar simplistic structure. The canopies are the primary variations between concept options. Individual descriptions are listed below.


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OPTION 1

The canopy design for this option is a combination of glass and natural wood. The glass creates a sense of openness and allows natural light into the station while still protecting passengers from weather. The wood gives the station a feeling of warmth. About 30% of the canopy is glass, and the remainder is wood.

The canopy for this option is relatively flat, and is almost a metre lower at the front of the station than Option 2, so it appears smaller in scale than the other options. This design provides slightly better coverage from weather than the other two options.

What do you like about this station design? How could it be improved?

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OPTION 2

The canopy design for this option is similar to Option 1 in that it uses a combination of glass and natural wood. There is more glass in this canopy option compared to Option 1, with an even split between glass and wood finishes.

The canopy for this option is angled, with the canopy lower in the back of the station and higher in the front. This design gives the sense of a bigger, more open space.

What do you like about this station design? How could it be improved?

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OPTION 3

The canopy design for this option is made entirely of wood. The “peaks and valleys” in the shape of the canopy allow natural light into the station, and this option allows more light to enter through the back of the station than the other two designs.

Similar to Option 2, this canopy option is angled, with the canopy lower in the back of the station and higher in the front.

What do you like about this station design? How could it be improved?

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Which station design do you prefer?

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