the station at cochrane crossing
This 7,700 sq. ft. building includes:
- Transit hub
- Municipal office space
- Public washrooms
- Access to Town services
- Delivers upon the Tri-Site Advisory recommendations.
- Provides a key connection between historic downtown and the Quarry.
- Allows for the future development of a platform for regional train service.
- Provides Town services within the core of our community.
- Provides a new plaza and green space.
The Station is located on the former Esso Bulk Station site, directly across from the Cochrane Public Library.
- Nov 2022: Project complete - The Station and Cochrane Crossing is open!
- Oct 2021: Project Update Video
- Sept 2021: Project Update Video
- Mayor Genung provides an update on the project watch here!
- Complete and open
On October 26, 2020 Council directed Administration to proceed with the design of a single-story facility on the east side of the Transit Hub Site (formerly known as the "Old Esso Bulk Station"). The project also includes a downtown pedestrian crossing project. Design and construction of the crossing and the Station are being completed at the same time to improve efficiency and ensure consistency of design.
Total project budget: $8M
HOW DOESTHIS PROJECT BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY?
- Site seamlessly integrates with the at-grade CP rail crossing and offers a central park-like gathering space for the community while supporting the local and regional transit system, local taxi network, bicyclists and pedestrian traffic.
- Building provides a transit waiting amenity and is home to the Cochrane Information Centre, Business Development and its community partners, Town administrative services and a co-working space/business start-up program.
- Parking to support the facility and transit system was constructed as part of the Railway Street improvement project in 2020 and is located on the south side of Railway street beside the library.
This project that supports local tourism, promotes economic development and ensures efficient delivery of transit and Town Administrative services - all of which will ensure Cochrane remains a community of choice.
This building and pedestrian crossing are important components of Council’s vision for the future of Cochrane: it demonstrates the Town’s commitment to community connectivity and business development, it builds on the public engagement of the Tri-Site project, provides a hub for COLT activity, and adds a new public space to Cochrane’s downtown core.