April 01, 2019
Improvements at SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee Station

Between 2016 and 2019 we renovated eight CTrain stations to modernize them and improve accessibility, lighting, safety, communication systems and more. All stations remained open during construction and CTrain service was not impacted.

Station Construction started Construction ended
Anderson January 2018 May 2019
University January 2018 February 2019
SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee July 2017 December 2018
Barlow / Max Bell September 2017 March 2019
Zoo September 2017 November 2018
39 Avenue April 2018 May 2019
Rundle June, 2016 December 2017
Marlborough June 6, 2016 December 2017


Anderson Station

Renovations to the interior and exterior of Anderson Station began in January 2018, and are expected to be complete in May 2019. The main entrance is scheduled to open on April 2, 2019. CTrain service continued throughout construction, and the platform remained open with access from the north entrance (track crossing).

Construction update – April 1, 2019

On April 2, 2019, the main entrance will reopen to the public, including the feature staircase and new pedestrian ramp. However, there are several items that will not be finished for opening day. These items include:

  • Elevator – expected to open in mid-April. Customers who cannot use stairs can still access the CTrain platform via the north entrance (track crossing).
  • Handrails and guardrails on the new feature stair and pedestrian ramp – expected to be complete in mid-April. Temporary rails are in place.
  • Station signs – expected to be installed in mid-April
  • Canopy over the exterior feature staircase – expected to be complete in mid-April
  • Plaza area concrete work and heated shelter at the bus loop – expected to be complete in Spring 2019

Upgrades to the station include:

  • New elevator to improve accessibility
  • New and improved main entrance and feature staircase
  • New station layout to improve pedestrian traffic flow
  • New wall, ceiling and floor finishes
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Upgrades to lighting, mechanical and electrical systems
  • New public announcement (PA) system to improve communication with passengers
  • New station signs to improve system-wide wayfinding
  • Upgraded station doors with improved durability and security systems
  • Added back-up power capabilities for enhanced station reliability 


University Station

Renovations to the interior of University Station began in January 2018 and were complete in February 2019. The station remained open during renovations with no disruption to CTrain service.

Upgrades to the station include:

  • Upgraded elevator
  • New and improved main entrances
  • New station layout to improve pedestrian traffic flow
  • New wall, ceiling and floor finishes
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Upgrades to lighting, mechanical and electrical systems
  • New public announcement (PA) system to improve communication with passengers
  • New station signs to improve system-wide wayfinding
  • Upgraded station doors with improved durability and security systems
  • Added back-up power capabilities for enhanced station reliability


SAIT / ACAD / Jubilee Station

Renovations to SAIT /ACAD / Jubilee Station began in July, 2017 and were complete in December 2018. The platform remained open during renovations with no disruption to CTrain service.

Upgrades to the station include:

  • Upgraded elevator
  • New wall, ceiling and floor finishes
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Upgrades to lighting, mechanical and electrical systems
  • New public announcement (PA) system to improve communication with passengers
  • New station signs to improve system-wide wayfinding
  • Upgraded station doors with improved durability and security systems
  • Added back-up power capabilities for enhanced station reliability


Barlow/Max Bell Station

Renovations to Barlow/Max Bell Station began in September 2017 and were complete in March 2019. The station remained open during renovations with no disruption to CTrain service.

Upgrades to the station include:

  • New wall, ceiling and floor finishes
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Upgrades to lighting, mechanical and electrical systems
  • New public announcement (PA) system to improve communication with passengers
  • New station signs to improve system-wide wayfinding
  • Upgraded station doors with improved durability and security systems
  • Added back-up power capabilities for enhanced station reliability
  • Replacement of the station roofing system to eliminate leaks


Zoo Station

Renovations to Zoo Station began in September 2017 and were complete in November 2018. The station remained open during renovations with no disruption to CTrain service.

Upgrades to the station include:

  • New wall, ceiling and floor finishes
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Upgrades to lighting, mechanical and electrical systems
  • New public announcement (PA) system to improve communication with passengers
  • New station signs to improve system-wide wayfinding
  • Upgraded station doors with improved durability and security systems
  • Added back-up power capabilities for enhanced station reliability
  • Replacement of the station roofing system to eliminate leaks


39 Avenue Station

Renovations to 39 Avenue Station began in April 2018 and will be complete in May 2019. The station will remain open and CTrain service will not be affected.

Upgrades to the station include:

  • New concrete plaza waiting areas at station entrances
  • Improved accessibility with new ramps and stairs to station platform and the adjacent bus stop
  • Enhanced safety and security, including new CCTV cameras
  • Revised parking layout to improve vehicle movement
  • New platform signs to improve system-wide wayfinding


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.