• Calgary northwest light-rail extension opens

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General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by lpetrich
 
The City of Calgary - Northwest LRT extension to Rocky Ridge/Tuscany from the previous end of the line at Crowfoot. Tuscany is the only new station.

At Plans & Projects | Calgary Transit is They are still in planning stages.
  by Station Aficionado
 
On a related note, Yonah Freemark's TransportPolitic blog has a very interesting post up about the success Calgary has had with mass transit (especially light rail), even though it is a sprawling city.
Calgary is a boomtown — the center of Canada’s resource economy, whose explosion in recent years has led to big gains in Calgary’s population and commercial activity. It’s the sort of place that might seem completely hostile to public transit; 87 percent of locals live in suburban environments where single-family homes and strip malls predominate; surrounding land is mostly flat and easily developable farmland; the city is almost 10 times bigger than it was in 1950, meaning it was mostly built in a post-automobile age; and big highways with massive interchanges are found throughout the region. Even the transit system it has serves many places that are hostile to pedestrians and hardly aesthetically pleasing.

It’s an environment that looks a lot more like Dallas or Phoenix than Copenhagen.

And yet Calgary is attracting big crowds to its transit system, and those crowds continue to increase in size. Like several of its Canadian counterparts, Calgary is demonstrating that even when residential land use is oriented strongly towards auto dependency, it is possible to encourage massive use of the transit system. As I’ll explain below, however, strong transit use in Calgary has not been a fluke; it is the consequence of a strong public policy to reduce car use downtown. It provides an important lesson for other largely suburban North American cities that are examining how to reduce their automobile use.
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  by lpetrich
 
I looked at the Calgary lines again, and I found:

Blue Line | Calgary Transit - " The plans are to extend the northeast leg 7.5 km to 96 Avenue, Country Hills, 128 Avenue N. and Stoney and the west leg to 85 Street." - still in planning.

Red Line | Calgary Transit - " These stations will extend the south leg to Silverado and 210 Avenue S." - still in planning.

Green Line | Calgary Transit - links to Green Line - site preparation is now underway for construction to begin in 2021. The first phase should be done in 2026 or 2027. This north-south line will be extended further northward and southward as funding permits.