West LRT Update!!!
The 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 goal.
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.
West 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 CTrain line!