Future Southeast Line
The Future Southeast LRT Line is not expected to be built for 20 to 30 years. The new residential areas in the Southeast area of Calgary are still growing and have not reached a minimum threshold for the LRT line.
The study on the north section of the line has been recently completed. Calgary City Council will decide on the alignment soon. The alignment would run from the Elbow River by the CPR tracks continuing along the west side of CPR and CNR tracks southward until Ogden Road where it would rejoin the CPR tracks until Glenmore Trail.
The Calgary Transit 20 Year Capital Plan (revised February 2004) has now listed the Southeast LRT line in its plans. Construction is to begin in 2019 and be completed to Douglasdale in 2023. The project is not funded and will cost an estimated $549 million.
Six stations on the North end have been planned:
Right-of-way has been protected for the second phase of the future line from Glenmore Trail through to McKenzie Towne. A friend of mine living in the area sent me this image of the south end of the alignment from the McKenzie Towne Community Association:
Four stations on the South end have been planned:
Thanks to Tom Gilmore for this information.
The line will eventually extend south of Highway 22X to a station close to a future Hospital site at 196th Avenue SE.
More information and pictures to come....