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Downtown C-Train stations close today

C-Train Stations at city hall and 3rd Street close as of today as partof the City of Calgary’s 7th Avenue LRT refurbishment project.

C-Train Stations at city hall and 3rd Street close as of today as part of the City of Calgary’s 7th Avenue LRT refurbishment project.

During the closures, which last until June 2011, the city will outfit new platforms with the ability to accommodate a four-car train, according to Ron Collins, a spokesperson for Calgary Transit.

Two new “twinned” platforms will be built on either side of 7th Avenue between Macleod Trail and 3rd Street.

“New platforms will be four car lengths, making sure we are able to have more capacity and more efficient service,” Collins said.

The new platforms will also be more pedestrian friendly, with “wider sidewalks, improved lighting and enhanced streetscapes,” according to the city.

The work had to be done in order to accommodate a growing city and an increase in ridership, Collins said.

During the construction, passengers are asked to use the Olympic Plaza and Centre Street stations instead.

Collins said he did not expect any delays for riders during the construction and that it’s a short walk to the other stations.

 
 
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