Green light for new station – Metro US

Green light for new station

Calgary will be getting a new addition on Saturday that should help commuters and take more cars off of northwest roads, says Calgary Transit.

Crowfoot Station, the northwesternmost stop on the C-Train line, will be unveiled to the public for the first time Saturday.

“We are very anxious as are our customers in the northwest to open Crowfoot Station for service on Monday,” said Ron Collins of Calgary transit. “We expect 8,000 to 10,000 people to use the new station every weekday.”

Residents living around the LRT line’s latest addition have mixed feelings about the station.

“I think the new station will definitely help my commute just because I’m taking the bus now, and the buses can be very slow,” said Noel Chow, who travels each day to the northwest from the southwest community of Bridlewood.

Chris Blair, who lives in nearby Scenic Acres, said his kids are stoked about the new C-Train station, but he is concerned about the collateral effect to the surrounding community.

“We’re worried about the crime and vandalism it will bring to the area, as well as the parking problems.”

Collins said the new station will help all commuters navigate around Calgary.

“This will mean fewer cars on the street and more people using public transit,” said Collins.

The grand-opening event of the Crowfoot Station will take place at the Park and Ride on Saturday, at Crowchild Trail and Nosehill Drive, and will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Community members are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the event.

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