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Calgary Transit CTrain Service Disruptions

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Yep. Eventually people have to take some responsibility for their own actions. Try as we might, we can't often save people from themselves. 

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41 minutes ago, LRT said:

If they had locking gates then people could get trapped on the tracks. 

In my opinion they should just keep everything the way it is because safety measures get abused anyway.

Yeah that's true, people just need to pay attention. 

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May 20-22: Downtown CTrain stations closed

 

 

Temporary service change

Affected route(s): 201, 202 
Affected station(s): Sunnyside, Downtown-West Kerby, 7 AV SW@ 8 ST W, 7 AV SW@ 7 ST W, 7 AV SW@ 6 ST W, 7 AV SW@ 4 ST W, 7 AV SW@ 3 ST W, 7 AV SW@ 1 ST W, 7 AV S@ CENTRE ST, 7 AV SE@ CITY HALL, Victoria Park/Stampede, Erlton/Stampede, Bridgeland-Memorial

In effect: May 20, 2017 - May 22, 2017

Over the Victoria Day long weekend (May 20-22, 2017) all downtown CTrain stations will be closed. Shuttle buses will connect you to all closed stations. View a map of the closure.  Learn more about why CTrain station closures are needed.

RED LINE

  • No CTrain service between Sunnyside and Victoria Park/Stampede stations. Red Line shuttle buses will connect you to all stations in between. View Red Line shuttle bus map.
  • Catch the Red Line shuttle along 9 Avenue if you’re heading toward Somerset-Bridlewood.
  • Catch the Red Line shuttle along 6 Avenue if you’re heading toward Tuscany.
  • CTrains will run normally between Tuscany and Sunnyside, and between Somerset and Victoria Park/Stampede.

BLUE LINE

  • No CTrain service between Downtown West/Kerby and Bridgeland/Memorial stations. Blue Line shuttle buses will connect you to all stations in between. View Blue Line shuttle bus map.
  • Catch the Blue Line shuttle along 6 Avenue if you’re heading toward 69 Street.
  • Catch the Blue Line shuttle along 9 Avenue if you’re heading toward Saddletowne.
  • CTrains will run normally between 69 Street and Downtown West/Kerby, and between Saddletowne and Bridgeland/Memorial.

Why is this disruption necessary?

We are conducting a number of repair and maintenance projects including:

  • Rail replacements along 7 Avenue
  • Road crossing rehabilitation at 7 Avenue & Macleod Trail
  • Canopy glass replacements at 6 Street and 3 Street stations
  • Maintenance work in the tunnel between City Hall and Victoria Park/Stampede stations
  • Replacing lamps on Kensington bridge and light pole installation on 1 Street
  • Platform and canopy washing at all stations, plus drain cleaning

http://www.calgarytransit.com/service-updates?nid=76680

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Worth noting they're running 4-car consists on at least the Northwest portion of the Red Line today (Saturday) due to the maintenance operations, which is odd because they're still operating at nominally 10-minute frequencies.

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33 minutes ago, TimmyC62 said:

Worth noting they're running 4-car consists on at least the Northwest portion of the Red Line today (Saturday) due to the maintenance operations, which is odd because they're still operating at nominally 10-minute frequencies.

North west is operating at a 15 minute headway. The reason for the 4 car trains is strictly due to the remote storage at Tuscany track. All trains that go offlines on a weekday are theoretically supposed to be 4 car.

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On 5/8/2017 at 11:59 PM, 1604 said:

Maybe in the future either the station codes or the Red/Blue Line Shuttle codes could be converted into PR codes so both could be used at the same time. :)

:o This actually happened! Some buses today were alternating between Red/Blue Line Shuttle and the terminus station. I also saw one alternating between two station names so I guess that's an option now too. Really good change.

Since the last one was a great success, let's try it again. :D

Maybe in the future the CTrain shuttles could be set up so as to provide real time info. I would honestly really love this change because you would at least know when you're going to be waiting 15+ minutes for a shuttle (which, unfortunately, was my experience today).

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