Topic : Calgary Transit

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Calgary Transit adds 137 ARBOC Spirit of Freedom buses

Accessibility| February 26, 2018

The contract, which supports rejuvenation of community shuttles within Calgary Transit’s 100% accessible fleet, was secured by Crestline Coach Ltd., ARBOC’s dealer in seven provinces in Canada.

Calgary Transit considering banning headphones at light rail stations

Security and Safety | February 24, 2017

Earlier in the week, a 30-year-old man was struck by a train near a station, with investigators believing he was wearing headphones and distracted by his cellphone.

Rail| February 1, 2016

Siemens expands Sacramento footprint with new rail services headquarters

Siemens to refurbish 32 Calgary Transit light rail vehicles, among many other rail service projects, at new 60,000 square-foot facility.

Rail| January 19, 2016

[Video] How Siemens made Calgary Transit's new light rail vehicles

Calgary Transit's new S200 light rail vehicles are being designed and manufactured by Siemens at its Sacramento, Calif. plant. They include new features that allow for full accessibility, increased energy efficiency, new passenger comfort and safety features, improved operator and maintenance systems, and specific adaptations for the Calgary climate.

Rail| January 19, 2016

Calgary Transit unveils new Siemens S200 light rail vehicle

The new light rail vehicles feature various systems that will help improve reliability including back-up power systems and improved communication and diagnostics systems between the driver and the maintenance shop to resolve issues promptly.

Rail| December 23, 2015

Collisions prompt Calgary Transit officials to warn drivers to pay attention

The advice was reiterated after four collisions involving C-Trains and motor vehicles over three days, including one fatal crash on Saturday. Most of the collisions between C-Trains and vehicles this year have involved a driver running red a light or sliding through a red light.

Management & Operations| August 7, 2015

Calgary Transit apologizes for stranding passengers in hail storm

A police incident forced authorities to temporarily shut down the platform. The station offers little shelter and commuters were exposed to the heavy rain and dime-sized hail with no idea when the next train or bus would come.

Management & Operations| July 7, 2015

Calgary Transit cancels electronic fare collection contract

Recent testing identified reliability issues with the EFC system and the supplier, Schneider, has now stated they will not be able to meet the agreed reliability targets for the system.

Rail| March 25, 2015

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Accessibility| January 12, 2015

Calgary Transit now 100% accessible

The fully accessible fleet means not only passengers in wheelchairs, but elderly transit riders, injured men and women on crutches, and people pushing strollers will easily be able to board a bus without relying on assistance from the driver or struggling up stairs.


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