Calgary, Alberta


Calgary is the second largest city in the Western Canadian Province of Alberta. Transit is provided by Calgary Transit, operated by the City of Calgary.

Service is provided by a network of buses that operate direct downtown and also feed into the 'C-Train' network. 'C-Train' is a 3 line Light Rail network using the original 2-car articulated Siemens-Duwag U2 vehicles that are identical to those operating on Edmonton Transit, San Diego Trolley and a number of other cities. In addition to these, a new generation of light-rail vehicles, also of Siemens SD-160 design are operating to supplement the service the original U2's.

In the Downtown area, the entire 7th Avenue has been reserved as a transit mall for use by both buses and the LRV's at high level platforms at alternate intersections. The extreme western end of the 7th Avenue transit mall (close to the Calgary Greyhound Depot) is the terminus for the North-Eastern Line to Whitehorn, while the North-West (Dalhousie) & Southern Lines (Somerset/Bridlewood) are through routed and operate through the downtown area. Further extensions are also planned for both the North-Western & North-Eastern Lines.

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to travel by train to Calgary other than by the overly expensive and very tourist oriented 'Rocky Mountaineer' from Vancouver. VIA Rail suspended regular transcontinental service on the Canadian Pacific main line (that also served Banff, Alberta & Regina, Saskatchewan) in 1990.

Photo Gallery

C-Train


LRV 2006 from Whitehorn enters 7th Ave at the junction with the Anderson Line.
12/12/1996

2009 with 2 other units is at Dalhousie waiting to depart on its next service.
14/06/2006

LRV 2016 from Anderson enters 7th Ave.
12/12/1996

2038 stands at Dalhousie while Not in Service.
14/06/2006

LRV 2056 in a line-up of units stored at Anderson await their next service.
12/12/1996

2077 speeds along 7th Ave en route to Whitehorn.
15/06/2006

2077 seen again beside new generation unit 2204 at 10th St SW Terminal Station.
15/06/2006

2083 is part of 6 car set at Somerset/Bridlewood.
14/06/2006

interior view of 2083.
14/06/2006

2214 stopped at Centre St Stn on 7th Ave.
14/06/2006

2222 approaching Centre St Stn.
14/06/2006

A 3 unit set proceeds along 7th Avenue as viewed from the Calgary Tower.
13/12/1996


Buses


GM Fishbowl 913 & MCI 5062 wait for their next services on 5th St SW.
14/06/2006

GM Fishbowl 992 about to commence Route 154-Hamptons at Dalhouse Stn.
15/06/2006

GM Fishbowl 1157 still in CT's older colour scheme at Dalhousie Stn.
15/06/2006

MCI's 5001 & 5079 at the layover area on 5th St SW.
15/06/2006

Rear view of New Flyer D40LF at Somerset/Bridlewood.
14/06/2006

New Flyer D40LF's 7566 & 7584 at Somerset/Bridlewood.
14/06/2006

New Flyer D40LF 7570 at Dalhousie Stn.
15/06/2006

Rear view of New Flyer D40LF at Dalhousie Stn.
15/06/2006

New Flyer D40LF 7815 crosses 7th Ave on 2nd St SW.
14/06/2006

New Flyer D40LF 7832 at Dalhousie Stn.
15/06/2006

New Flyer D40LF 7894 at Dalhousie Stn.
16/06/2006


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