The first train pulled into the brand new Tuscany Station Monday morning, marking the first day of service.
The opening of Tuscany Station will help Calgary Transit to better serve the roughly 40,000 Calgarians living in the northwest communities of Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak and Tuscany. With Tuscany now open, it’s anticipated that Calgary Transit will see about 9,300 additional weekday passenger trips.
“After all of this construction, we anticipate that a lot of folks will be using this (station) and it really will be a model for suburban station construction,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi during the Tuscany Station opening celebration on Aug. 23.
Between Crowfoot Station and Tuscany Station, 2.5 km of track has been added and the trip to downtown should take roughly 25 minutes.
Bus service in the area has been streamlined to better serve customers, with one new route being added and existing routes altered. Route 157 will service Royal Oak Drive and extend service coverage to the Royal Vista area of 100 Avenue N.W. Route 58 has been changed to Route 169 and Routes 74, 158, 169 and 174 have been revised to service Tuscany Station and will no longer be going to Crowfoot Station.
In addition to the bus, residents in Tuscany, Rocky Ridge and Royal Oak have several options for getting to the station including walking and biking. At most, residents in those areas will have a 30-minute walk or a 15-minute cycle time to the station.
Tuscany Station has two Park and Ride lots – one of the Rocky Ride side and one on the Tuscany side. There are a total of 572 stalls with 179 reserved stalls on the Tuscany side and 107 stalls on the Rocky Ridge side. While reserved parking is full at this time, customers can sign up for the waitlist.
For more information, visit calgarytransit.com, or read our Rider’s Guide.