From 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24 to 4:00 a.m. on Monday, December 4, Victoria Park/Stampede, Erlton/Stampede and 39 Avenue stations will be closed. The southbound Red Line will terminate at City Hall/Bow Valley College Station and northbound Red Line will terminate at Chinook Station, with no CTrain service in between.
The closure is required to switch service at Victoria Park/Stampede Station from the temporary platform to its new permanent platform as part of the station rebuild project.
In addition to the CTrain disruption, there will be various lane closures on northbound Macleod Trail throughout the nine-days.
Visit Calgary.ca/trafficinfo for up-to-date information on detours and road closures
During The Switch, there are a few options to get you downtown:
Route 601: Red Line replacement shuttle: replaces service between Chinook and City Hall/Bow Valley College stations. Route 601 will travel along Macleod Trail
Route 610 – Anderson Express (weekdays only): Express service between Anderson and downtown stations, with no stops in between. Route 610 will travel north on Macleod Trail, then take Glenmore Trail to Crowchild Trail and enter downtown from the west side. It will drop off and pick up customers on 9th Avenue at Calgary Transit’s standard shuttle replacement stops.
Route 611 – Heritage Express (weekdays only): Express service between Heritage Station and downtown stations, with no stops in between. Route 611 will travel west on Heritage Drive to northbound 14th Street, then take Glenmore Trail to Crowchild Trail and enter downtown from the west side. It will drop off and pick up customers on 9th Avenue at Calgary Transit’s standard shuttle replacement stops.
Park for free at Heritage Park (5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only) and take MAX Yellow to downtown. This will take approximately 24-28 minutes, depending on traffic.
Park for free at Heritage Park (5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays only) and take MAX Teal to Westbrook Station, then take the Blue Line. This will take approximately 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
Park at the Stampede Grounds (5 a.m. to 7p.m on weekdays only) in Lot 7 or 8, or the Remington Lot (on 11 Avenue) for $7 per day and either walk to City Hall/Bow Valley College Station or catch a Red Line replacement shuttle to City Hall.
Park at a Blue Line lot and take the Blue Line downtown
|Blue Line Segment||Station||No. of free parking stalls||No. of 4-hour parking stalls||Accessible parking stalls|
|Northeast||Marlborough Mall (MaKami College)||194||10||1|
|Franklin (north and south)||491||22||15|
|Marlborough (Canadian Tire mall)||293||12||7|
|West||69 St (parkade)||248||0||15|
|69 St (surface lot)||37||5||4|
We know that your commute during this nine-day construction period might be challenging. We are identifying ways to make it a bit easier.
We recommend avoiding Macleod Trail to access downtown, as additional traffic and lane closures will impact your commute. Alternate routes may include:
We encourage you to carpool to get downtown or beyond, if possible. Remember there will be higher volumes of traffic due to lane closures along northbound Macleod Trail and a likely increase in the number of vehicles on the road. This could also have an impact on parking, but there are options available.
We’ve also identified these under-utilized downtown parkades:
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We know that the closure will cause significant delays to transit customers and motorists, and we’re working on supporting you in your commute around the city.
We know that despite these efforts, it will still be challenging to make your way around the city during this time. We recommend you plan to adjust your commute during this time, whether you’re taking transit or driving, or consider working alternate hours, if you’re able, to avoid peak travel periods.
Calgary Transit Ambassadors and customer service staff will be at south and downtown Red Line stations to provide assistance for your commute. Look for their red vests.
For details on the Victoria Park/Stampede Station construction, visit the CMLC project website.
As a thank you for your patience during the closure, we’re offering a 25% discount on all monthly passes. The price will be applied wherever you buy your pass.