This is a news clipping of an article originally hosted on CTV News CAlgary.
Four-car trains were introduced in late 2015 on the Red Line, which has nearly double the ridership than on the Blue Line and had enough traction power to accommodate four-car trains.
The longer trains can carry an additional 200 customers per trip with the capacity to carry 800 passengers per trip.
“Investments in public transit shorten commutes, decrease air pollution and allow Canadian to spend more time with their families” says Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. “These increases to the city’s CTrain service will help Calgarians get where they need to be quicker and more efficiently.”
The Government of Alberta provided $200 million for the 63 new CTrain cars; $133 million from a Green Transit Incentives Program grant and $67 million from a Municipal Sustainability Initiative grant.