Proposed Green Line images show pathway over train entrance

Calgarians are getting a better idea of what the Green Line will look like when the line emerges from underground and crosses the Bow River on a bridge.

In preliminary renderings, The City of Calgary has the river pathway routed over the tunnel entrance with a park sitting atop the tunnel as part of segment 2A of the megaproject.

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The proposed design all types of mobility to traverse the area while also allowing trains to enter and exit the 2 Avenue Station.

The Green Line team is also seeking input on the bridge design used by C-trains to cross the Bow River — two would not require a pier to be placed in the river, restricting river flow, and two would not have any structures above the bridge deck, freeing up sightlines.

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One of three types of bride structure that could be used by the Green Line LRT to cross the Bow River. City of Calgary
One of three types of bride structure that could be used by the Green Line LRT to cross the Bow River. City of Calgary
One of three types of bride structure that could be used by the Green Line LRT to cross the Bow River. City of Calgary

Part of the bridge design could also include connecting to pathways in the Eau Claire Promenade, Centre Street and McHugh Bluff.

In June 2020, city council approved using a bridge to cross Bow River.

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The city is running virtual public engagement sessions all week, with topics to include planning in Crescent Heights, the LRT bridge and studies of BRT along Centre Street.

As of March 31, procurement on the first segment of the Green Line remains paused while provincial officials work with city officials on aspects of the $5-billion megaproject that is anticipated to create 20,000 jobs.

A rendering of a bird’s eye view of the Eau Claire Promenade where the Green Line LRT would emerge from underground to cross the Bow River. City of Calgary
A rendering of where the Green Line LRT would meet Centre Street, looking south. City of Calgary
The Eau Claire Promenade above the tunnel entrance for the Green Line LRT, looking north. City of Calgary

“Even if the procurement resumes today on Segment 1, that initial construction would not be beginning in 2021,” Green Line project manager Michael Thompson told Global News at the time.

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— with files from Adam MacVicar, Global News

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