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Canadian Pacific (CP) is twinning its rail bridge over the Elbow River adjacent to and south of the existing rail bridge between 7th Street SE and 8th Street SE.
CP will construct its new bridge on the same timeline as the City's planned work/realignment of the 9th Ave SE/Inglewood bridge. This will minimize impact to the adjacent community and avoid a second closure of the Elbow River bike path.
CP is pursuing options to construct the bridge this summer; however, construction may be deferred until summer 2020 depending on the final design chosen and applicable permitting requirements.
When is the crossing on 8th Street closing?The City of Calgary will close 8 Street S.E. at the crossing with CP (south of 9 Avenue S.E.) in November. The closure will accommodate CP's reconfiguration and operations. The City is implementing the closure as part of the Green Line.
Will more tracks mean more rail traffic?CP's bridge reconfiguration will improve rail traffic flow through Alyth Yard, enabling CP to process trains more efficiently. CP's rail traffic and train frequency fluctuates with the needs of its customers.
How many trains cross over this bridge in a 24-hour period?On average, 22-27 trains operate on the Laggan Subdivision in a 24-hour period.
On May 6 and 7, 2019 from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. CP crews will be performing night-time work on the tracks at Lucien L'Allier station.
Residents should expect to hear construction noise during this time. This could affect the residents in the boroughs of Ville-Marie and Sud-Ouest.
Weather permitting, commencing April 29th, 2019, CP will be installing new rail and ties as part of its capital improvement program at three separate locations and dates:
Weather permitting, commencing April 15th, 2019, CP will be resuming reconstruction work on the platform tracks at the Lucien L’Allier Station on the Westmount Subdivision. This work is anticipated to last until May 6th, 2019.
Lucien L’Allier Station, starting at milepost 0 and ending at mile post 0.3 on the Westmount Subdivision (between De la Montagne and du Fort Streets.)
Our significant investments in railway infrastructure help ensure trains operate safely through communities. This work could affect residents in the boroughs of Ville-Marie and Sud-Ouest.
Expected Duration: Crews will be upgrading platform tracks at Lucien L’Allier station within this corridor. The majority of work will occur between 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18th through to 5:00 a.m. Monday, April 22nd. In preparation of the bulk of the work, residents should expect to hear construction activities prior to April 18th, and up to and including May 6th. This work may occur during the day or night within these dates. This is to avoid impacting commuter rail service. People should expect to see or hear heavy machinery noise, rail equipment, banging, idling trucks waiting to proceed, dust, voices, and reversing trucks.
The CP project at Les Cèdres is currently part of a company-wide review of existing facilities. As a result of this extensive review, there has been no firm timeline set for the discussion of plans at this site. We remain committed to informing all interested parties about the status of the Les Cèdres project, and about our operations in the municipality.
In August 2015, Transport Canada (TC) officials witnessed a rafting company with a large group of people unloading rafts and walking across active railway tracks to access the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River. Shortly after this event, TC directed Canadian Pacific (CP) to resolve the safety concern.
At that time CP began discussions with local community officials but talks stalled. As a result, CP requested to meet with stakeholders in Golden on April 22, 2016 to establish a short-term solution.
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