|A Calgary Transit C-Train|
|Preceding agency||Calgary Transit System|
Calgary Transit is Calgary's public transit system. It operates both buses and light-rail transit trains. Calgary Transit operates about 1,125 buses and trains, and serves Calgary's population of over 1 million. Most Calgary Transit vehicles are designed with three stripes; one light blue, one blue and one dark blue. This design was changed in 2007 to red and grey.
C-Train[change | edit source]
The C-Train runs on two major routes in Calgary; the north-east route, and the north-west to south route. There are currently 39 stations, 26 of which are major with heated areas.
There are three types of C-Train vehicles currently in service.
|Image||Make||Capacity||Year(s) put into service||Notes|
|Simmons U2||200 people||1980-1988||Currently being replaced with newer types.|
|Simmons SD60||200 people||2001-2007||Pre-2007 vehicles have the old design.|
|Simmons SD160 NG||226||2010-2012||All have the new design.|
Buses[change | edit source]
Calgary Transit currently runs over 160 bus routes, of which 86 are designated as "low access", and are accessible for those who need a wheelchair to move around. Calgary uses buses from four companies; Nova Bus, Low Flyer Industries, General Motors Diesel Division and Motor Coach Industries. In 2004, Calgary Transit started a bus rapid transit service along future C-Train routes. The bus rapid transit routes have less stops than other routes, and use articulated buses as of 2007.
Fares[change | edit source]
Below are the costs of using Calgary Transit as of March, 2011.
|Age group||Cost per person||Day pass cost||Monthly pass cost||Special pass cost|
|Children (Under 6 years old)||Free||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Youth (6-18 years old)||$1.75||$5.25||$56.25||N/A|
|Adult (18-65 years old)||$2.75||$8.25||$90.00||N/A|
|Senior (65+ years old)||$2.75||$8.25||$90.00||One year pass for 12 payments of $50.00|