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Green Line LRT plans up for vote at Calgary's city hall

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After six years of efforts, Calgary’s city council has an important decision on its hands.

The Green Line LRT plans go up for a vote Monday.

Last week, the Transportation Committee gave a thumbs up to dropping two stations from the 46 kilometre track, bringing the total to 28.

Councillor Shane Keating told CityNews, getting it passed at council will allow the city to ask the province for cash.

“They just want to know what we’re doing and where we’re doing (it), and what the cost is,” he said.

“So, approval on Monday means that they can take documents to the provincial government and say: ‘Here it is. This is stage one’.”

The city and federal government have both put aside $1.5-billion each for the $4.5-billion first phase of the Green Line, which would run from 16 Avenue in the north to 126 Avenue in the south.

Stage one is expected to take until 2026 to finish, but there is no set date for the full line to be completed.