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Ward 11 News: Calgary Transit - Route 3 and 37 Changes - Effective September 4

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Beginning Monday, September 4, 2017, Route 3 will be split at Heritage Station. Route 3 will continue to run between Sandstone and Heritage Station, while the new Route 37 will take over the south portion, from Heritage to Canyon Meadows.

Here’s how the routes will look as of September 4:

Bus frequency remains the same
 Peak periods: Every 6-14 minutes
 Mid-day: Every 10 minutes
 Evening: Every 20 minutes
 
 
Bus frequency will be as follows
 Peak periods: Every 10 minutes
 Mid-day: Every 20 minutes
 Evening: Every 20 minutes
 

Why is the route being split?

 
Splitting the route allows us to use buses more efficiently and better target the needs of customers in different sections of the city. For example, the north part of Route 3 requires large articulated buses (60 ft), while the south portion does not. By splitting the route we can dedicate more articulated buses to Route 3, and use standard size buses on Route 37. 
 
Additionally, splitting Route 3 allows bus schedules to be more consistent and reliable. If there’s traffic congestion downtown or delays in the north, it won’t impact Route 37.

Elbow Drive south of Canyon Meadows Drive S.W.

 
The section of Route 3 on Elbow Drive south of Canyon Meadows Drive S.W. has been closed since June 26 and buses have been detoured to Canyon Meadows Drive S.W. Due to the deteriorating condition of the road in Fish Creek Park, it’s no longer safe to run buses in that area. Starting on September 4, the detour will become a permanent part of Route 37.
 
View the Calgary Transit website.

 


 

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