The LRV experience

The Green Line LRT will use modern low floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) marking an exciting step for Calgary’s transit network.

Low floor LRV technology has been the standard in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for decades. It is now becoming the choice for new LRT systems across Canada and the United States. Low floor LRVs offer:

  • Lower station platforms which provide:
    • Improved accessibility with shorter access ramps
    • Passenger stations that don't need escalators or elevators (at ground-level stations)
    • Improved ability to integrate with adjacent properties or areas
  • Familiar technology to other transit systems around the world
  • Specifically designed to enhance vehicle and pedestrian safety
  • Improved ability to integrate with traffic on city streets
  • A sleek, clean look

In November 2021, CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) was awarded the contract to supply Green Line’s new fleet of low floor LRVs. In addition to the 28 modern low floor LRVs, 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.

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Low floor LRV concept images

These images are for illustrative purposes only.

   

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