Calgary

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Overview - Calgary

Located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Calgary is the largest city by population in Alberta. It has approximately 1,285,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2019. The Calgary metropolitan area comprised 1,392,609 residents as of the Canada 2016 Census.


Calgary's rapid transit network consists of two light rail services and a bus rapid transit service. It also three arterial bus rapid transit services.

CTrain

Opened 1981, CTrain consists of two light rail services that serve the city of Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding suburbs.

CTrain Red Line

The CTrain Red Line is a light rail service on a Northwest-South alignment. It runs from Tuscany in the northwest to Somerset-Bridlewood in the south via Downtown Calgary, serving 28 stations of which 7 are in a single direction only and are shared with the Blue Line.


The Red Line was opened in May 1981 and the last extension to the line was to Somerset-Bridlewood in June 2004. The Red Line is owned and operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Red10'3-5'15'15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

CTrain Blue Line

The CTrain Blue Line is a light rail service on a Northeast-West alignment. It runs from Saddletowne in the northeast to 69 St in the west via Downtown Calgary, serving 25 stations of which 7 are in a single direction only and are shared with the Red Line.


The Blue Line was opened in April 1985 and the last extension to the line was to 69 St in December 2012. The Blue Line is owned and operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Blue10'4-7'15'15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

MAX

Opened 2018, MAX consists of a bus rapid transit service and three arterial bus rapid transit services that serve the city of Calgary, Alberta and the surrounding suburbs.

MAX Orange

MAX Orange is an arterial bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from Brentwood in the west to Saddletowne in the east primarily along 16 Av NE, serving 21 stations.


MAX Orange was opened in November 2018. MAX Orange is operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
MAX Orange25'15'30'30'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

MAX Teal

MAX Teal is an arterial bus rapid transit service on an L-shaped alignment. It runs from Westbrook in the west to Douglas Glen in the east, serving 17 stations.


MAX Teal was opened in November 2018. MAX Teal is operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
MAX Teal23'20'30'30'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

MAX Purple

MAX Purple is a bus rapid transit service on an East-West alignment. It runs from City Centre in the west to East Hills in the east primarily along 17th Av SE, serving 18 stations of which five are in the counterclockwise city center loop. Between 9 Av SE and 52 St SE, it runs along a dedicated transitway.


MAX Purple was opened in November 2018. MAX Purple is operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
MAX Purple20'12'25'25'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

MAX Yellow

MAX Yellow is an arterial bus rapid transit service on a North-South alignment. It runs from City Centre in the north to Woodpark Blvd in the south, serving 20 stations of which 7 are in the figure 8 shaped city center loop. Part of the route runs along a bus only transitway.


MAX Yellow was opened in December 2019. MAX Yellow is operated by Calgary Transit.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
MAX Yellow22'10'27'27'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

References & Helpful Links

Calgary CTrain at Wikipedia

Calgary MAX at Wikipedia

Official Website for Calgary CTrain: Calgary Transit

Official Website for Calgary MAX: Calgary Transit


Maps

All Official Maps - Calgary Transit [Last Accessed Oct 03, 2020]

Official System Map - CTrain + MAX [PDF] [Last Accessed Oct 03, 2020]


Other Sources

Calgary, Canada at Urbanrail.net

Calgary, Canada at BRTDATA.org

Asset Notes

Line colors taken from official full network map as of October 2020.


Last Updated: Oct 03, 2020

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