Calgary Transit (CT) is known for its environmental significance and efficient service, when it comes to public transportation in Calgary. With over 4,000 kilometres of transport, encompassing 160 bus routes – including the BRT and express bus services – and 2 Light Rail routes, your journeys on public transportation in Calgary are sure to be fast and simple.
Fares for public transportation in Calgary:
· Cash: adults $3.30, youth $2.30 – children under 6 ride free with adult
· Tickets: (book of 10): adults $33.00, youth $23.00
· Day Passes: Adult $10.50, youth 6-14, $7.50
· Senior (65+) yearly passes: regular $135, low income $20
· Dogs on leashes and pets can ride for free
Light Rail Transit (C-Train):
· A 48.8 kilometre track, encompassing 37 stations, on 2 routes:
· Route 202 – McKnight/Westwinds-City Center – service to downtown and the Northeast
· Route 201 – Somerset/Bridlewood-Crowfoot – service from the Northwest to South Calgary (via downtown)
· Downtown, travel among stations on 7th avenue is free-of-charge
Bus transportation in Calgary:
· Busses run on 160 routes, servicing
· Express Routes are offered at peak hours (am – one direction, pm – reverse direction)
· BRT (bus rapid transit)
· Limited stops, signal priority
· If you are boarding route 300 (International airport), you need a Calgary Transit Boarding Pass ($8 available in airport terminal), or one of CT’s other passes.
· All other routes, regular fare applies.
· Limousine style, 8 seat Lincoln Navigator
· A 3 hour (approximately) service from Calgary to Edmonton
· Departs from Calgary in the morning, returns in the afternoon.
· One seat or private four seat compartments available – compartments can be opened to accommodate groups of 8 people
· Secure wireless internet, mobile satellite TV (screens can be used as display monitors)
· Cost: Contact Executive Express for current rates
Walking and Cycling:
· Aside from busses and trains, many multi-use, paved paths are offered in the city, if you want to get out for a jog, bike ride, or roller skate.
· Designated bike lanes are also in use on many of the cities streets, making biking to work or around the city a safe experience.
· The downtown Skyway (or +15 walkway system) is are another great way to get around – especially in winter. It is 16 kilometres of covered walkway, connecting many buildings, malls and restaurants.
So leave your car at home, and enjoy the many perks of public transportation in Calgary!
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