Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Calgary Transit orders 60 new CTrain cars



Calgary Transit is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with Siemens Canada to order 60 new S200 light rail vehicles (LRVs). The addition of these new LRVs will improve the transit system for Calgarians and puts Calgary Transit closer to the goals identified in RouteAhead, its 30-year strategic plan.

The new air-conditioned vehicles will have a new design, a new look and new features to improve the passenger experience. The new design will improve overall comfort, passenger information, reliability, security and accessibility. They will also enable future four-car CTrain operation and the replacement of some of the oldest LRVs (U2s) in the fleet. The new cars are three to four times more reliable than the old U2 trains.

The first new LRV will be delivered in August 2015 with the full order of 60 to be completed by December 2016. Each car will cost approximately $3.2 million CDN.

Thank you for helping to make Calgary Transit’s CTrain system one of the most successful LRT systems in North America!

7 comments:

  1. Please stop taking the blue lights (that indicate where the accessible entrances for the trains are) off when you slap advertising banners like crime-stoppers, subway and others. This is not just an inconvenience to passengers with mobility issues but dam unsafe. Calls to 311 are not returned or addressed about this issue so we are now contacting your advertisers.

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  2. please dont let the seats be the same as the new ones we have... they suck especially if you are not a size 2...i especially slide off them

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  3. This site is useless

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  4. by the time Transit is ready to implement 4 car trains, the City as a whole will require 5 car trains... what a joke!

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    1. Edmonton had 5 car in 2012.

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    2. Edmonton certainly planned ahead, while Calgary didn't. We should have planned the whole network for not only present growth (originally in early 1980s when the C-Train first started running) all the way to the present and beyond.

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    3. Edmonton spent their entire allotment on an extremely truncated line (though underground through downtown) that is awkward for mobility-challenged people to access, all in the name of preserving traffic lanes. And now they regret it... SO the new line (the "Valley" line) will be above-ground on 102 Ave, & the Metro Line surfaced ASAP north of Churchill Station.

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