Proposed Green Line
We must rethink the high-cost, high-risk Green Line proposal.
With ballooning costs and greater risks, there is a more affordable option.
As taxpayers, we are concerned!
Local journalists agree with us.
Respected transportation and engineering experts agree with us too.
To learn how the Green Line proposal keeps changing, see these City reports:
- Initial Business Case (2016) – PDF
- Green Line Update (2018) – PDF
- City of Calgary Green Line Website
- Board Update 2023
- Project Costs (December 2022) – PDF
- Project Costs (January 2023) – PDF
There is a more affordable option!
Project shrinks as costs grow
2017 (original plan)
- Connect northeast communities to southeast communities (44 kms + 24 stations)
- Budget: $4.65 Billion
2020 (revised plan)
- Stage 1: Shepard to Eau Claire (20 kms + 15 stations)
- Underground tunnels for downtown section
- Revised budget: $4.9 Billion + $500 MM (for financing) + cost of development manager
2022 (current status)
- Ground-loading cars purchased from Spanish supplier (not compatible with existing platform-loading cars)
- Revised budget: $5.5 Billion
- Spent to date: $1 Billion
- Contractor consortium selected with their cost estimates to be confirmed in 12-16 months
- Spend by year end 2023: $1.5 Billion
Budget: $4.65 Billion
Revised budget: $4.9 Billion + $500 MM (financing)
$1 Billion spent so far Upgrading utilities
Cost by year end: $1.5 Billion (est)
I Support the More Affordable Option!
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