Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New City Hall CTrain Station to open for Stampede, Olympic Plaza Station closes

On Wednesday, July 6, The City Hall station platforms along the 7 Avenue transit corridor will open for revenue service i
n time for the Calgary Stampede.

The new City Hall station consists of two new “twinned” platforms located between Macleod Trail and 3 Street S.E. designed to accommodate future four-car CTrains and to help welcome both pedestrians and transit riders into the downtown core.

During the Stampede, both the eastbound and westbound platforms of City Hall station will be open to passengers while construction continues throughout the area.

On July 18, the eastbound platform next to City Hall will close to allow for the final pieces of construction. The Centre Street station will be available for those travellers leaving the downtown core as it has been during the construction of the new City Hall station.

The westbound platform next to the WR Castell Central Library will remain open while minor final touches are completed and will serve as the first westbound platform for those entering the downtown core from the northeast or south.

Construction will continue throughout the summer on accesses to the City Hall station, streetscaping and station tie-ins to surrounding buildings. The westbound Olympic Plaza station, which has served as the first westbound station in the downtown core for several months, will permanently close on July 6 as it is being replaced by the City Hall station’s westbound platform.

For more information on the station opening, please visit calgarytransit.com

For more information on the 7 Avenue Refurbishment project, please visit calgary.ca/ti

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