The Green Line’s Urbos 100 low floor Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) are the first of their kind in Canada. Low floor LRV technology has been the standard in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for decades. It’s now becoming the choice for new LRT systems across North America and marks an exciting step for Calgary’s transit network.
These LRVs have much lower floors (34 cm from the tracks), with level docking platforms and roomy entrances that provide for a safer and more-convenient boarding for riders and significant cost savings in building the supporting stations platforms.
Green Line’s Urbos 100 LRVs will be sourced from Spain’s Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF), a train manufacturer with over 100 years of design and production experience. The Green Line LRVs will go through 12 months of rigorous performance, functionality, safety, and cold-climate testing – both in Spain and Calgary. The City has purchased 28 Urbos 100 LRVs and the contract also includes the tools and support for operating and maintaining this new fleet and an option to purchase additional vehicles to support the long-term vision for Green Line LRT Program.
5. Carbody crashworthiness – Carbody design incorporates crash energy management elements to ensure the vehicle itself mitigates as much damage to the carbody in the event of a collision with a pedestrian, road vehicle or another LRV.
6. Three braking methods – for guaranteed braking under all conditions.
7. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning – Three units per vehicle to keep passengers comfortable.
8. Operator on board at all times.
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