CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary LRT has begun running as of December 4th after it was shut down on November 24th, so crews could continue construction in the Victoria Park/Stampede station rebuild.
CBC News reports the Calgary LRT has begun running as of December 4th after it was shut down on November 24th. The nine-day shutdown allowed crews to continue construction in its Victoria Park/Stampede station rebuild between City Hall/Bow Valley College station and Chinook station. The work including switching from a temporary track and platform to a new permanent track and platform. Now, Red Line service has resumed.
According to the report, the City of Calgary’s General Manager of Operational Services, Doug Morgan, said “The switch was a significant undertaking, both in construction scope and in our operational response. . . We implemented our city’s largest-ever replacement shuttle service to maintain transit service through the switch. We are grateful to teams at Transit, Mobility, and across the City of Calgary for their dedication in keeping people moving through these nine days. And we sincerely thank Calgarians for their patience and understanding on transit and on the roads during this time.”
Work will continue in the near future, and crews will “complete the pedestrian and vehicle track crossings at 14th Avenue and 17th Avenue, construct sidewalks, and install shelters on the inbound platform.”