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Operator Calgary Transit
System Type Light Rail
Year Opened 1981
# of Lines 2
# of Cars  
Mileage 59.9 km
Gauge Std
Stations 45
Power Overhead
Fare Media Tkts
Website CTrain 
Data Date 2016
1st Visit 6/1994
Last Visit 8/1999
% Rode 70%

Canadian Transit


Calgary, which lies south of Edmonton in Alberta, operates a 2 line system. Trains operate on a city street transit mall in downtown with buses. However, the line utilizes high-level platforms, making for an interesting site in downtown. Calgary uses the nearly industry standard of the Siemens U2 light rail car.Automated Tickets are used for travel on this line.

;This system continues to grow! It is also proud that its trains are powered by wind. Okay, the electricity used to power the trains is produced from wind power!

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cal-lr01.jpg (19156 bytes)A northwest train seen entering the transit mall on the west end. (8/99) cal-lr02.jpg (16364 bytes)A south line train leaving the downtown transit mall near the Stampede grounds and City Hall. (8/99)
cal-lr05.jpg (26967 bytes)Train seen at the Brentwood Terminal cal-lr06.jpg (29356 bytes)Train seen on the downtown transit mall, note the old GMC bus.
cal-lr07.jpg (30360 bytes)Another view at the Brentwood Terminal. cal-vt01.jpg (69685 bytes)An old Calgary car at Heritage Park, it serves as a parking lot shuttle.

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