|Parent||City of Calgary,|
|Founded||1909 in its current form, 1884 to 1894 for the original Calgary Transit system.|
|Service area||Calgary, Alberta|
|Service type||Bus and light rail|
|Stations||45 LRT stations|
160 light rail vehicles
|Annual ridership||105.3 million (2018)|
|Fuel type||Diesel, Gasoline, and CNG for Bus, Electric (600 vdc) for LRT|
|Web site||Official site|
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 | change 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|
|Siemens U2||200 People||1980-1988||To be replaced by some Siemens S200s|
|Siemens SD160 Series 5/6||200 People||2001-2007||Old Design|
|Siemens SD160 Series 8||226 People||2010-2012||Updated Design|
|Siemens S200||Unknown||2015-2016||To be delivered in 2015|
Buses[change | change 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, New 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 | change 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|
References[change | change source]
- Transit, Calgary. "Statistics for 2017 - Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com.
- Calgary Transit ridership increases in 2018 after MAX service opens
- "Doug Morgan to Lead Calgary Transit". City of Calgary (website). March 30, 2012. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-11.
- Transit, Calgary. "Schedules & Maps - Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com.
- Transit, Calgary. "Facts and Figures - Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com.
- Transit, Calgary. "Fares & Passes - Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com.