Calgary Transit is the public transit service which is owned
and operated by the city of Calgary, Alberta. In 2005, an
estimated 119.5 million passengers boarded approximately 920
Calgary Transit vehicles (Service Population: 956 078) and
provided 2.03 million hours of service (2.12 hours of service
Calgary's Light Rail Transit Line
Calgary Transit operates a fleet of 115 Seimens-Duwag built
LRVs that operate on 35.7 kilometres of track and 34 stations.
Operations began in 1981 with one line starting at Anderson Road
and ending at 8 ST. S.W.
The system is comprised of two lines known as route 201 and
202. The 201 line has a North-South orientation reaching from
Somerset/Bridlewood in the South to Dalhousie in the North. The
202 line is East-West oriented starting at Whitehorn and ending
at 10 St. S.W. (downtown).
The Downtown area is known as a free fare zone in which it is
free to ride the LRT, however a fare must be paid if you are
traveling outside the downtown area.
Rush hour service has a 5 minute frequency and off-peak
service is reduced to 15 minute service.
The fare system is operated as a proof of payment system
where tickets are purchased before boarding the CTrain from
ticket vending machines or fare vendors. Other valid fare types
include transfers from Calgary Transit buses, and passes.
Customers on the CTrain or restricted platforms may be checked
for valid fare.
Maintenance is done at the Anderson Road complex which also
has a storage capacity of 55 LRVs. The remaining LRVs are stored
at the Haysboro storage facility.
Fares See Transit Fare Vendors Calgary Transit has a variety
of fare payment methods. Choose the fare payment method that
best suits your needs.
- Adult Fare $2.75
- Youth Fare $1.75
- Children (Under 6 years) FREE *Must be accompanied by a
fare paying customer. Limit to 4 children per paying
- Adult (Book of 10) $27.50
- Adult Single Ticket $2.75
- Youth (Book of 10) $17.50
- Youth Single Ticket $1.75
- Adult $94.00
- Youth (Under 6 -14) $54.25
- Adult $8.25
- Youth (Under 6 -14) $5.25
SENIOR YEARLY PASS (Over 65 yrs.)
- Regular Rate $55.00
- Reduced Rate $15.00
LOW-INCOME MONTHLY PASS
- $40.00 (Eligible Residents of Calgary Only)