December 18, 2017
Community Shuttle bus at Anderson Station

We are renovating the interiors of some CTrain stations to modernize them and improve accessibility, lighting, safety, communication systems and more. All stations will remain open during construction and CTrain service will not be impacted.

Station Construction starts* Construction ends*
Anderson January 2018 October 2018
University January 2018 October 2018
SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee July 2017 July 2018
Barlow / Max Bell September 2017 July 2018
Zoo September 2017 July 2018
39 Avenue April 2018 September 2018
Rundle June, 2016 Completed December 2017
Marlborough June 6, 2016 Completed December 2017

*Construction timelines are approximate and may be revised as design and construction progresses.


Anderson Station

Anderson Station is undergoing major interior and exterior renovations until October 2018. The station will remain open with regular CTrain service during renovations, however the closure of the main entrance will impact how you access the platform. The platform will always remain accessible from the north entrance (track crossing), and the pedestrian bridge that connects the community of Southwood to Anderson Station will remain open.

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Closure of the station head and plus-15 walkway:
April 2 to October 2018

  • The station head and indoor plus-15 walkway is closed to accommodate major construction work and changes to the station design.
  • The platform is accessible via the north entrance (track crossing).
  • The pedestrian bridge that connects to the community of Southwood will remain open.
  • The main entrance will be rebuilt as an exterior stairway, which will open when renovations are complete.
  • View a detailed map of the closure

Upgrades to the station will include:

  • New station layout to improve the flow of pedestrian traffic
  • New elevator and the removal of escalators
  • Updated building finishes, including the ceiling, floor and walls
  • Upgraded electrical systems and lighting
  • Enhanced safety and security with revisions to current CCTV cameras
  • Modifications to the south station entrance
  • Newer high-efficiency mechanical systems


University Station

Renovations to the interior of University Station began in January 2018 and are expected to be complete by October 2018. The station will remain open during construction and CTrain service will not be affected.

Upgrades to the station will include:

  • New building finishes including the ceiling, floor and walls
  • Upgraded electrical systems and lighting
  • Modified station layout to open the space and improve the flow of pedestrian traffic
  • New railings and doors
  • Upgraded elevator


SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee Station

Renovations to SAIT /ACAD / Jubilee Station began in July, 2017 and are expected to be complete by July, 2018. The platform will remain open and CTrains will serve this station as usual.

Upgrades to the station will include:

  • New flooring, stairs, and handrails
  • Improved lighting
  • Replacing older CCTV cameras to improve safety and security
  • Upgrades to electrical and communication systems
  • New signs
  • Refurbished elevator


Zoo and Barlow/Max Bell stations

Renovations to Zoo and Barlow/Max Bell stations began in September, 2017 and should be complete in July, 2018. The stations will remain open and CTrain service will not be affected.

Upgrades to the station will include:

  • Improved lighting to meet our LED lighting standards
  • New roofing systems to address leaking concerns where required
  • Upgraded ceiling, floor and wall finishes with increased durability and reduced maintenance requirements
  • Modified layout of security cameras to improve safety and security in the stations
  • Upgraded station signage and wayfinding signs
  • Improved mechanical and electrical systems to enhance station reliability
  • Introduction of new tactile surfaces and high visibility finishes to meet accessibility standards


Rundle and Marlborough Stations

Renovations to the interior of Rundle and Marlborough stations began in June 2016 and were completed in December 2017. Both stations remained open during construction and were renovated at the same time.  

Upgrades to the stations included:

  • Modifications to the station layout to improve the flow of pedestrian traffic
  • Upgraded building finishes to provide a cleaner, more comfortable station, such as new floor tiles, benches and wall panels
  • Improved lighting and better use of natural light
  • Installation of more CCTV cameras to improve safety and security
  • Updated communication systems and new signs
  • Upgraded heating and ventilation systems

For more information, view Rundle & Marlborough Renovations - Frequently Asked Questions


Why are these stations being renovated and how is it funded?

Rundle and Marlborough – These are two of the busiest and oldest stations on our system. They opened in 1985 and were due for life cycle upgrades. Funding for these renovations was primarily obtained through grants from the Provincial government and City funding.

Anderson, University, SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee, 39 Avenue, Zoo and Barlow/Max Bell – In 2016 we received funding from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to complete CTrain station upgrades. These six stations were chosen for renovations based on their need for lifecycle upgrades.