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CALGARY PUBLIC TRANSIT THREAD


CURRENT PROJECTS


LRT INFRASTRUCTURE


West LRT

Stations: 7 - 11th Street West, Sunalta, Shaganappi Point, Westbrook, 45th Street, Sirocco, 69th Street
Status: Under Construction
Completion: Opens December 10th, 2012



http://www.westlrt.ca/files/WestLRT_Map.pdf



Sirocco Station

http://www.westlrt.ca/files/Signal%2...Elevations.pdf



Video Link

http://www.westlrt.ca/contentabout/route_animation.cfm


For more information and discussion, visit the West LRT Thread


Northeast LRT Phase II Extension

Stations: 2 - Martindale and Saddletowne
Status: Under Construction
Completion: 2012


Martindale




Saddletowne


www.gecarch.com


Northwest LRT Phase IV Extension

Stations: 1 - Tuscany

Status: Delayed start until 2012
Completion: 2014


http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/bu/...om_tuscany.pdf


http://www.calgary.ca/docgallery/bu/...ped_bridge.pdf

7th Avenue Refurbishment Project

Stations: Rebuilding and/or relocation of all platforms along 7th Avenue
Status: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th Streets completed. City Hall and 11th Street Under Construction, Centre Street to be done
Completion: 2012



http://compscience.info/public/image...tions-west.jpg


New LRVs

Model: SD160 Series 8
Number: 38 on order
Arrival Status: 11 units have arrived as of 01/12/11

Exterior:



New Seating Arrangement:



Video:

Video Link



BUS

New Buses


Model: Nova LFS 40102
Number: 49 on order
Arrival Status: 11 have arrived as of 01/12/11


SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS[/size][/b]


[size='3'][b]Systemwide 4-car LRV Capacity and Traction Power Upgrades

Stations: All but Shawnessy, Somerset, Dalhousie, McKnight, Crowfoot, 7th Avenue.
Status: Whitehorn Station completed, Southland Station next to undergo extension and reconstruction, all others to be done.
Completion: 2014


Advanced Passenger Information System

Description: Realtime vehicle arrival information for LRT and BRT lines using GPS/INS or similar and visual displays at stations
Status: In development
Completion: 2012


Electronic Fare Payment Systems

Description: Ability to pay fares on LRT and BRT (possibly more) using some form of Smartcard technology, machines that take plastic and/or bills
Status: In development, technology not officially chosen
Completion: 2012


Improved CCTV Security at LRT Stations

Description: New and more cameras with better resolution
Status: In development
Completion: 2014


More Information: May 2009 Transit Funding Press Release

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FUTURE PROJECTS


Note: all maps below from http://www.calgarytransit.com/pdf/ct...twork_plan.pdf


SOUTHEAST LRT

Stations: 18 - 14 at-grade, 4 underground downtown




NORTH CENTRAL LRT

Stations: 8




8th AVENUE SUBWAY

Stations: Likely 3




WEST LRT EXTENSION

Stations: 1 - Aspen Woods




SOUTH LRT EXTENSION

Stations: 2 - Silverado, 212 Ave.




NORTHEAST LRT EXTENSION

Stations: 4 - 96 Ave., Country Hills, 128 Ave., Stoney




SYSTEM






RESOURCES


Official Links

Calgary Transit Website

City of Calgary Current LRT Construction Projects

West LRT Project

Calgary Transit Twitter

Calgary Transit LRT Network Plan

May 2009 Transit Funding Press Release


Other Links

Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board

CPTDB Wiki - Bus and LRV fleet inventory and information

LRT in Calgary - SkyscraperPage Forum contributer srperrycgy's website. Pictures, information, current maps, future maps and speculation

Bus Drawings - Transit operator and CPTDB contributer Peter McLaughlin's Bus Drawings website. Large stockpile of bus and LRV photos

Kevin's Bus and Rail - CPTDB contributer Kevin Lo's website. More bus and LRV pictures

Beltliner Blog- SkyscraperPage Forum contributer Beltliner's blog. Proposal for LRT and Streetcar infrastructure buildout and other speculation

GrowsmaRT.ca - Third party website advocating alternate alignment to North Central LRT route

Station Construction Information Graph - Courtesy Steve Perry


Other Threads

NCLRT Advocacy

Calgary Area Regional Transit

West LRT

Calgary Construction


Disclaimer: I do not work for Calgary Transit or the City of Calgary.

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Hey Frinkprof, just wanna say thanks for setting up the new thread. Much appreciated.
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Cool! Never seen that before... what exactly is it?
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I request more of these on actual bus routes!
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Can it make it up the centre street bridge fully loaded ? or do the passengers get out and push? LOL
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This was one of the last posts from the old thread by Mersar I wanted to comment on...

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Well if they went with standard transit buses then I'm going to go with my first though on routing... south out of Airdrie on 8th street, west on 566 to Centre street, south to Northpointe. Likely a lot less congestion, and speed limits the buses can actually do (not sure how well most conventional buses would do on a highway at 110km/h... probably can't even get up that fast)
I've passed many a transit bus on the Trans Canada being delivered to their new home from wherever they're made. Mainly I'd see buses destined for BC Transit. They coast along at 110km/h just fine.
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I've passed many a transit bus on the Trans Canada being delivered to their new home from wherever they're made. Mainly I'd see buses destined for BC Transit. They coast along at 110km/h just fine.
Question is can they do that while fully loaded.

And from what was later mentioned on cptdb, they are using the routing I mentioned (or something close) as it sounds like they are using normal buses and not coaches, and as such aren't allowed to have standee's while on the QE2 or something along those lines according to the provinces rules
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Council approved the recommendation to look into the new SW BRT routing, so its been sent to the proper committee to be studied. Sounds like it will involve dedicated lanes in parts near downtown, proposed alignment doesn't sound like it will directly serve MRU, but rather downtown to Crowchild to Glenmore to 14th and end at Anderson
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Council moves ahead with southwest BRT

Calgary city council has agreed to take a closer look at a new bus rapid transit corridor to move commuters more quickly from the city’s southwest suburbs.

Ald. Brian Pincott Monday argued in favour of establishing dedicated bus lanes from Anderson Road along 14 Street S.W., Glenmore and Crowchild to the downtown. The trip would take about 45 minutes.

Council agreed and passed the matter to the city's transit committee Monday, moving the proposal one step closer to reality.

Under the plan, buses would have a new free-flow lane to the downtown created from existing meridians and shoulders.

There are three existing BRT lines running in other quadrants of the city during rush hour — buses that make few stops while shuttling commuters to and from the city's core.

But in the southwest, even in the middle of the day, the intersection of 14th Street S.W. and Anderson Road is clogged with traffic.

"When we take a look at southwest Calgary, particularly south of the reservoir, we have got a challenge there," said Pincott. "People … only have one way out. So this is looking for the solutions to get people moving out of southwest Calgary into the downtown."

Mayor Dave Bronconnier said BRT may prove to be the best option for the southwest.

"It's a combination of how do you shore up ridership, how do you provide a service that has a direct connection, and how do you do it on a cost effective basis? This is one such option," Bronconnier said.

City officials would like to build a Light Rapid Transit line down Crowchild to Glenmore to 14th Street S.W. and Anderson Road. But that would take too much time to solve the growing traffic congestion, and involve considerable cost.

Ald. Druh Farrell said she too likes the BRT option. "They can define the route. They can get people used to transit and often they are as efficient as the LRT system [and] far less expensive."

Pincott said a dedicated bus corridor and platforms is the way to go.

"Not only do we give people an effective alternative to driving their car downtown … but we also free up more road space for more vehicles."


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Question is can they do that while fully loaded.

And from what was later mentioned on cptdb, they are using the routing I mentioned (or something close) as it sounds like they are using normal buses and not coaches, and as such aren't allowed to have standee's while on the QE2 or something along those lines according to the provinces rules
Double articulated buses. I've been on them, they have lots of seats.
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CT has posted a page for the Inner City Bus Review open houses they are holding this month. Some highlights:

-Route 9 only Bridgeland to downtown, west of downtown replaced by 419, however 419 will now run to Brentwood via Childrens Hospital, but no longer service the University bus terminal. 43/143 will be adjusted to cover 40th ave
-403/433 (Inner City Shuttles) removed, replaced by new Inglewood/Ramsay/Manchester/Mission route
-31/405/407 shortened to remove duplication with other routes
-449 removed
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That's funky! You could make use these to shuttle up and down 17th ave in the summer, or have them do the old Beltline route.

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You guys do realize that's a golf cart, right? Pretty sure they're not exactly "street legal".
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You guys do realize that's a golf cart, right? Pretty sure they're not exactly "street legal".
Neither would this be:

Beer Bike

but it would make up for the lack of legality with an over abundance of awesome.

(I am still bad at posting photos and don't want to spend time trying to figure it out).
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