Provide your input

This online opportunity to provide feedback on the project recommendations will be open from June 24 to July 9, 2019.


In Phase 1, the Airport Transit Study team sought input from the public on:

  • Public, customer and community study goals
  • Considerations for determining:
    • Transit technology
    • Route alignment between the Green Line and 19 Street N.E.
    • Station locations between the Green Line and 19 Street N.E.
  • Concerns and opportunities

Through this engagement process and extensive technical analysis, the following recommendations for a transit technology, route alignment and station locations, are being proposed. We would like to hear your feedback as your input will help us finalize the recommendations.

View the Airport Transit Study Phase 2 Open House boards.

Reading through the information and providing your feedback should only take about 15 minutes.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Airport Transit Study and for sharing your thoughts with us!


ਇਸ ਨੋਟਿਸ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਸ਼ਾਮਲ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਿਤ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੀ ਹੈ। ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਦਾ ਤੁਹਾਡੇ ਲਈ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰਨ ਲਈ ਕਹੋ।
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About the project

The City of Calgary is undertaking a study to develop functional-level plans for a cross-town transit connection between the Green Line and Blue Line, with a connection to the Calgary International Airport (YYC).

The Airport Transit Study will provide recommendations for:

  • Transit technology
  • Route alignment, as well as number and location of potential stations, between the future 96 Avenue N.E. Green Line station and 19 Street N.E.
  • Location for a storage and maintenance facility
  • Land requirements
  • Staging plan and cost estimates

We are conducting this study now to ensure the future airport connection is:

  • Coordinated with the pre-design planning for the Blue Line extension that is currently underway
  • Aligned with the updated functional plan for Green Line
  • Accommodated in the Aurora Business Park Outline Plan update
  • Considered in the Airport Authority Master Plan update (ongoing)

There is currently no funding for the design or construction of this connection.

The Airport Transit Study began in 2017. To build a solid foundation for the project, and to ensure we were able to engage the public in a meaningful way, we have:

  • Built a relationship with the Calgary International Airport and worked to understand their future plans
  • Conducted research to:
    • Understand unique ridership projections associated with airport travel
    • Investigate airports across North America with rail connections to understand their peak periods and ridership
  • Consulted industry experts in airport transit
  • Conducted technical analysis and screening to:
    • Understand technical constraints unique to the airport (e.g. NAV CANADA requirements, Airport Tunnel)
    • Screen technology options to short-list those that can accommodate future ridership, have been proven to operate in weather conditions similar to Calgary, and address technical constraints

Technology

Several technologies used around the world were screened and short-listed using the following criteria (among others):

  • Capacity: can the technology meet ridership demands in the future?
  • Proven technology: is it reliable? Can it operate in a climate like Calgary’s and is it being used elsewhere successfully?
  • Technical constraints: does it meet NAV CANADA restrictions? Does it integrate with existing LRT technology and can it fit in the Airport Tunnel?

This technical analysis has resulted in the following technologies being put forward for further consideration:


Further analysis and evaluation will be done to identify the recommended technology for the connection. Please identify up to three evaluation criteria, from those listed below, that you believe are most important when making the final decision.
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Alignment & Station Locations

The alignment and station locations for the connection between the Green Line and Blue Line has been set east of 19 Street N.E. through previous Council-approved functional plans. The alignment and station locations from 19 Street N.E. to the future 96 Avenue N.E. Green Line station will be recommended as part of this study.

Airport Transit Study Area

Airport Transit Study Area

The following are some of the criteria that will be used to evaluate alignment options (among others).

Please identify up to three evaluation criteria, from those listed below, that you believe are most important when determining where the alignment and stations should go.
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Public, Customer & Community Goals

Please share your thoughts to help us build the public, transit customer and community goals.
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Next steps

The project team will be finalizing the project recommendations and presenting them to Council in Fall/Winter 2019. This will conclude the Airport Transit Study.

Calgary.ca/AirportTransitStudy for more information.