Calgary’s Green Line achieves critical project milestone

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
image description

The Green Line Board has approved the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) to select a proponent to design, construct, and finance Phase 1 from Shepard to Eau Claire of the Green Line LRT.

The RFP was released to the two proponent teams, Bow Transit Connectors (Barnard Constructors of Canada LP, Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd., and WSP Canada Inc.) and City Link Partners (Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., Parsons Inc., and AECOM Canada Ltd.), short-listed through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) stage.

“The release of the RFP is an exciting day for the Green Line LRT Project and the city of Calgary. The strength of the two competing teams contributes to the confidence we have in our ability to deliver the project on behalf of Calgarians.” said Don Fairbairn, Chair, Green Line Board.

One of the two proponents will be selected in early 2023 as the Development Partner.  Following the selection and prior to entering into a final Project Agreement, a 12-month Development Phase will allow for collaboration, design progression, and better understanding of risks, costs, and schedule.  

Both teams bring significant breadth and depth of megaproject experience and will begin building out their local project teams. Phase 1 will embrace the local industry and their participation. More information on opportunities will be provided through: Contractors, suppliers and builders | Green Line LRT (

At 18 km, Phase 1 is the longest LRT project and largest infrastructure investment in Calgary’s history, creating almost 20,000 jobs throughout construction and $2.2B in long-term city-shaping benefits. Phase 1 is a catalyst for Calgary’s growth and as future funding becomes available, the full 46-km vision for the Green Line will be realized delivering economic, social, environment, and quality of life benefits for Calgarians.

For additional information on the Green Line LRT project, early works construction, and stations, or to sign-up for project updates visit

Read more articles about passenger rail.

For brief news updates and commentary, please follow me on Twitter @davidclesterRTS

Tags: , , , ,