Calgary Transit route 5 'North Haven'
|Calgary Transit route 5|
Calgary Transit route 5 'North Haven' is a bus route serving a large part of north-central Calgary. It is the clockwise version of route 4.
Although this route first appeared in its current form in 1958, it can trace its history back to the Crescent Heights streetcar line (route 4). It ran from downtown across the Reconciliation Bridge (then called the Langevin bridge) and headed north along Edmonton Trail. At 16 Avenue, it headed west. At 10 Street (then called Morley Trail), it headed back south towards downtown. Streetcars were replaced by trolleybuses in 1947. In 1958, a new trolleybus route was introduced that continued north along Edmonton Trail, and looped around at 37 Avenue. This was the first appearance of today's route 5. Trolleybus service along 16th Avenue was discontinued in 1962, and trolleys on the 5's predecessor followed in 1966.