Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has released its annual sustainability report, detailing progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the city of Calgary (Alberta) is in search of a new leader for Calgary Transit.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada on July 7 confirmed the government’s investment of C$1.53 billion (US$1.22 billion) for Calgary’s Green Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, making good on the commitment that was announced in May 2018.
Siemens Mobility announced it will continue to update Calgary’s current light rail vehicle fleet with 15 additional S200 LRVs. The vehicles will replace Siemens’ original U2 vehicles, most of which have been running for almost 40 years.
The two pioneering Canadian LRT cities, Calgary and Edmonton, located in the western province of Alberta, are both planning a major shift in their design and operating philosophies.
Calgary Transit’s new fleet of Siemens S200 high-floor LRVs entered service on the city’s CTrain light rail network on July 5 in time for the annual Calgary Stampede.
Calgary Transit (CT) unveiled its new S200 LRV on Jan. 15, 2016 at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility. The high floor vehicles are being designed and manufactured by Siemens at its Sacramento, Calif. plant and 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.