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LRT TECHNICAL DATA
General Description of System

  General Description | Vehicle Types | Stations & PlatformsFunctional Characteristics

Downtown:
  • 2.0 km in-street section, opened May 25, 1981
  • Trains share transit mall with buses and emergency vehicles
South LRT

  • 10.9 km, opened May 25, 1981
  • Trains run on fenced right-of-way (R.O.W.) parallel to freight rail line from 41st Avenue to Somerset/Bridlewood Station S.W.
  • 3.4 km extension to Fish Creek/Lacombe, opened October 26, 2001
  • 3.0 km extension to Somerset/Bridlewood, opened June 28, 2004
Northeast LRT

  • 9.8 km, April 29, 1985
  • Trains run in median of roadway, with a concrete barrier separation
  • 2.8 km extension to McKnight-Westwinds, opened on December 17, 2007
  • 2.9 km extension from McKnight-Westwinds to Saddletowne, opened on August 27, 2012
Northwest LRT

  • 5.6 km, opened September 7, 1987
  • 1.0 km extension to Brentwood, opened August 31, 1990
  • 3.0 km extension to Dalhousie, opened December 15, 2003
  • 3.6 km extension to Crowfoot, opened June 15, 2009
  • 2.5 km extension to Tuscany, opened August 25, 2014
  • Trains run in median of roadway and on exclusive right-of-way (R.O.W.) through residential areas
West LRT

  • 8.2 km, opened December 10, 2012
Total Length

  • 58.7 km
  • Proof of purchase fare system, free-fare zone on 7 Avenue downtown
  • 36 suburban stations, 9 downtown stations.

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LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES (LRVs)
U2
SD60
SD 160NG
(Delivery 2010 - 2012)
U2 Light Rail Vehicle
SD-160 Light Rail Vehicle
SD-160 NG Light Rail Vehicle
  • Fibreglass cab, steel body
  • LRVs can be operated from either command end
  • Suspension type: Megi rubber chevron, double coil springs
  • Type of brakes: Dynamic, disc, and magnetic track brakes (U2 AC + Re-generative) auxiliary and emergency brake system
  • Dead weight (tonnes): DC 32.6 AC 36.0
  • Maximum payload vehicle (tonnes): 17.7
  • Service Accelerations (m/s2): 1.1
  • Service Deceleration (m/s2): 1.3
  • Maximum Acceleration (m/s2): 1.3
  • Maximum Deceleration (m/s2): 3.0
  • Overall length of vehicle (m): 24.4
  • Overall length of a 3 vehicle train (m): 73.2
  • Overall width of vehicle (m): 2.65
  • Number of doors per vehicle: 4 each side
  • Double folding width of doors (mm): 1,300
  • Height of doors (mm): 1,900
  • Practical passenger capacity:
  • design: 200
  • Number of seating passengers per vehicle: 64
  • Number of motors per train: one each end 2
  • Type of power: 600 V DC
  • Motor rating: DC (at 1,200 rpm): 150 kw
  • Type of power collection: pantograph
  • Power consumption (kwh per veh-km of operation) at: 3.5
  • Auxiliary input power (volts): 24
  • Steel body
  • LRVs can be operated from either command end
  • Suspension type: Megi rubber chevron, double coil springs
  • Type of brakes: Re-generative / dynamic, disc, and magnetic track brakes
  • Dead weight (tonnes): SD 160 42.0
  • Maximum payload vehicle (tonnes): 17
  • Service Accelerations (m/s2): 1.34
  • Service Deceleration (m/s2): 1.34
  • Maximum Acceleration (m/s2): 1.34
  • Maximum Deceleration (m/s2): 3.0
  • Overall length of vehicle (m): 24.82
  • Overall length of a 3 vehicle train (m): 74.4
  • Overall width of vehicle (m): 2.65
  • Number of doors per vehicle: 4 each side
  • Sliding/plug width of doors (mm): 1,300
  • Height of doors (mm): 1,900
  • Practical passenger capacity:
  • design: 200
  • Number of seating passengers per vehicle: 60
  • Number of motors per train: two each end 4
  • Type of power: AC
  • Motor rating: 145 kw at 1588 rpm
  • Type of power collection: pantograph
  • Power consumption (kwh per veh-km of operation) at: 3.5
  • Auxiliary input power (volts): 24
  • Steel body
  • Suspension type: Megi rubber chevron, double coil springs
  • Type of brakes: Re-generative / dynamic, disc, and magnetic track brakes
  • Dead weight (tonnes): SD 160 42.0
  • Maximum payload vehicle (tonnes): 17
  • Service Accelerations (m/s2): 1.34
  • Service Deceleration (m/s2): 1.34
  • Maximum Acceleration (m/s2): 1.34
  • Maximum Deceleration (m/s2): 3.0
  • Overall length of vehicle (m): 24.82
  • Overall length of a 3 vehicle train (m): 74.4
  • Overall width of vehicle (m): 2.65
  • Number of doors per vehicle: 4 each side
  • Sliding/plug width of doors (mm): 1,300
  • Height of doors (mm): 1,900
  • Practical passenger capacity: 226
  • 56 passengers seated
  • Number of motors per train: two each end 4
  • Type of power: AC
  • Motor rating: 145 kw at 1588 rpm
  • Type of power collection: pantograph
  • Power consumption (kwh per veh-km of operation) at: 3.5
  • Auxiliary input power (volts): 24

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Functional Characteristics:
  • Maximum PRACTICAL single direction capacity at design capacity of 162 pass./car and 2 min. headway:
    3-car train (present) 14,580
    4-car train (future) 19,440
     
  • Maximum THEORETICAL single direction capacity (pass./hr/dir) at 256 pass./car and 2 min. headway:
    3-car train 23,040
    4-car train 30,720
     
  • Actual maximum peak hour passenger load (pass./hr/dir):
    a.m. peak 7,255
     
  • Current average headway (secs):
    for peak: 300
    off peak: - 600
     
  • Minimum practical headway (secs): 120
     
  • Average speed (km/hr): 35
     
  • Maximum speed (km/hr): 80
     
  • Train hours of operation: (2012)
    annual: 186,585
    per weekday: 569
     
  • Type of train (no. of units):
    Siemens U2 - DC - 80
    AC - 2, SD 160 AC - 72
    SD160 NG - 38
     
  • Average number of boarding passengers per day: (2012) 259,000
     
  • Weekday ridership per CTrain line:
    South - 110,300
    Northwest - 79,500
    Northeast - 64,000
    West - TBA
    Downtown (free fare zone) - 22,800
     
  • Weekday boarding passengers per revenue operating hour: 522 (does not include West LRT figures)
     

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CENTRE LOADING
Passengers board train from centre platform.

Centre Loading Platform

  • 69 Street Station
  • Anderson Station
  • Barlow/Max Bell Station
  • Brentwood Station
  • Bridgeland/Memorial Station
  • Canyon Meadows Station
  • Chinook Station
  • Crowfoot Station
  • Dalhousie Station
  • Erlton/Stampede Station
  • Fish Creek-Lacombe Station
  • Franklin Station
  • Heritage Station
  • Marlborough Station
  • McKnight/Westwinds Station
  • Rundle Station
  • Saddletowne Station
  • SAIT/ACAD/Jubilee Station
  • Southland Station
  • Somerset/Bridlewood Station
  • Tuscany Station
  • University Station
  • Victoria Park/Stampede Station
  • Whitehorn Station
  • Zoo Station

SIDE LOADING:
Passengers board train from side platforms.

Side Loading Platform

Length of platforms (m): 80 - 110
Height of the platforms over the track (mm): 930

  • 39 Avenue Station
  • 45 Street Station
  • All Downtown Stations
  • Banff Trail Station

  • Lions Park Station
  • Martindale Station
  • Shaganappi Point Station
  • Shawnessy Station
  • Sirocco Station
  • Sunalta Station
  • Sunnyside Station
  • Westbrook Station



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