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!