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Project Blue Line West LRT Location Calgary, AB Completion 2012 Size Various Client City of Calgary Project Type Concept Share this project:

Blue Line West LRT

Keeping Calgary connected as communities grow.

West LRT is a facet of Calgary’s commitment to respond to community growth. West LRT connects over 44,000 people every day and we expect this number to increase to over 120,000 as the west communities continue to grow. West LRT is an innovative line in Calgary built within a sensitive inner-city context and includes the broadest varieties of station types in Calgary’s LRT system including at-grade stations in walk-on and road median locations, elevated, underground and trenched configurations.

GEC’s role included station design and urban design related to community integration and coordination with the City of Calgary transit-oriented development plans. GEC was also responsible for developing the delivery model and work plan; GEC initiated and authored the White Paper on Station Design Logistics and Timing in Preparation for a Design-Build Project Delivery Format. This presented a strategy and associated timelines that enabled West LRT station design to advance quickly.


Year Award Organization
2011 Project Management category – Award of Excellence Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine
2011 Infrastructure category – Award of Excellence The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI)
2009 Approved or Adopted Urban Design Plans Mayor’s Urban Design Award
2007 Steel Design Award of Excellence Steel Design Award of Excellence


Date TitlePublication
2013.10 FeatureDetail Vol.2
2013.10 2010 Year in ReviewTransportation Infrastructure
2013.10 FeatureAward Magazine
2009.10 FeatureThe Constructor
2009.10 FeatureCalgary Herald

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