City of Calgary – North East LRT - Calgary, AB

Project Office: Calgary

Project Profile:

Upgrade and extension for the City of Calgary North East LRT System.


The Project

A&B Rail Services was hired to build an LRT line extension to Saddle Ridge Circle, the City of Calgary’s North East LRT system. The scope of this project included the construction of 5,550 track metres of ballasted track, 195 track metres of direct fixation track, and a #8 S41a/S10 scissors crossover.



  • 18,200 track feet of new ballasted track
  • 640 track feet of direct fixation track installation
  • No# 8 S41a/S10 scissors crossover
  • Flash butt welds


The Result

A satisfied client and another quality project completed.

The successful completion of a project of this size on time is a prime example of A&B Rail Services’ expertise, capabilities, and commitment to Doing It Right.

There were a number of significant challenges which came up during this project that A&B Rail Services was able to overcome. Some of these included managing crews and coordinating materials and logistics within high traffic areas.

For the City of Calgary’s North East LRT system, the C-train can now travel from the McKnight-Westwinds station to Saddletowne Circle. This means the system can now support an additional 8000 passengers daily and support a new transit oriented development.

For A&B Rail Services, it means another satisfied customer in our 50-year journey to become Canada’s largest, most-experienced and most sought-after rail services company.



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