West LRT is opening for service Monday, December 10, 2012
The City of Calgary is thrilled to announce
that the West LRT will be opening for service on Monday, December 10, 2012.
The opening date meets the original start of
service that was promised in 2010 when the design-build contract was awarded
for the largest infrastructure project ever undertaken by The City of Calgary.
The City anticipates that come December 10,
more than 30,000 people will choose to ride the new LRT. The City wants
to provide all Calgarians with the opportunity to make Calgary Transit their
preferred transportation option and this project is a major step towards that
Once the West LRT opens, all of the new bus routes and revised bus
routes will take effect. There are a total of 14 bus routes that work in
conjunction with the West LRT,
with 12 of those routes being new or revised. The map of the new routes
is available at www.calgarytransit.com/westlrt.
To help you estimate travel times to destinations throughout the city,
Calgary Transit has developed a travel time chart that provides approximate
travel times between stations. You can find the chart in the Travel Times
section of the West LRT website.
In the coming weeks, Calgary Transit will be producing a Riders Guide
booklet that will contain all of the new routes and schedules. The
booklet will be directly mailed to all homes in west Calgary. Calgary
Transit will also be hosting information sessions at various locations
throughout west Calgary. Watch the Calgary Transit website in the coming
weeks for a listing of these information sessions’ dates and locations.
LRT Celebration Event
To thank west Calgary communities for their support over the
last three years of construction and to celebrate this monumental event, The
City will be hosting an official ribbon cutting event on Saturday, December
8. Details of this event are still being finalized, so watch the West LRT
website for details about the activities and events planned for this day.
We expect to have a variety of activities happening at each of the six new
stations, with free CTrain service between stations on that day. Save the
date to come out and celebrate with all the communities along the new west