The LRV experience

Introducing the Urbos 100 – Calgary’s first-ever low floor Light Rail Vehicle (LRV)

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.

The right choice for Calgary

Calgarians should expect a convenient, spacious and reliable experience with every ride on the Green Line.  Here’s what the new Green Line LRVs will offer: 

  • Lower station platforms with improved accessibility 
  • Easy to navigate, roomy interior with plenty of hand grips
  • 3 designated areas within the train for people with mobility aids
  • 6 mobility-aid/stroller entryways 
  • Doorway LED exit status indicators
  • Emergency passenger intercoms
  • 3 braking methods for faster emergency stops
  • Improved ability to integrate with traffic on city streets
  • A sleek and modern look

World-class, industry-leading design

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.

CAF Urbos platform: the key for sustainable urban mobility

Low floor LRV concept images

These images are for illustrative purposes only.

   

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