William B. (Bill) Sherman (1905 - 1906)
Short-lived omnibus service. (Sanders pp. 17-18)
The Calgary Car Company Ltd. (07 April 1907 - 1908)
Company disbanded October 1915. (Sanders p. 31-32, photo: Glenbow Archives)
Calgary Electric Railway (05 July 1909 - early 1910)
Municipal operation. When efforts to lease the system to a private operator failed, name usage was altered to CMR.
Calgary Municipal Railway (early 1910 - 19 July 1946)
Municipal operation. Service extended to Ogden, Forrest Lawn, and Bowness. CMR Introduced bus service in 1931. Name changed to CTS 1946. (Photo: DavesRailPix)
Calgary Transit System (19 July 1946 - 07 July 1970)
Municipal operation. Introduced electric trolley buses 1947. Discontinued electric streetcars 1950. Absorbed Forest Lawn Bus Service 1962. Name changed to CT 1970. (photos: DavesRailPix, Peter Cox)
Calgary Transit (07 July 1970 - present)
Municipal operation. Discontinued electric trolley buses 1975. Introduced light rail transit 1981. A Siemens RegioSprinter diesel light rail car (or self-propelled commuter rail car) was operated during the summer of 1996. Operated by CP Rail crews on behalf of CT, as a trial extension of the south LRT line. The route was entirely within Calgary corporate limits. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992) (Photos Blickpunkt Straßenbahn, Peter Cox, Angus McIntyre)
|Service area population||709,000 (1991)||Vehicle fleet||693 buses,
85 LR cars (2000)
|Ridership||93,042,000 (2009)||Data sources:||CUTA 1991/2
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
website 2011 (logo)
Felix Monden Transportation (? - ?)
Operating frequent bus service from the end of the streetcar track to Currie Barracks using two buses. Fare: 5¢ or 6 tickets for 25¢. (Calgary Herald 21 September 1943, p. 7). Also operated bus service to Calgary Airport in connection with the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan flight school 1941 - ?[1944?] (Calgary Herald 21 January 1941, p. 9). Company began bus service between Calgary and Turner Valley in 1932. Also operated taxicabs in Calgary.
Forest Lawn Bus Service (? - 31 December 1961)
Bain says Ackermans bought surplus CTS buses for Forest Lawn bus service in 1951. Owner at the time of annexation was W.H. Ratcliffe, with 7 staff and 5 buses (Calgary Herald Dec. 13, 1961, p. 1). Forest Lawn annexed to Calgary 01 January 1962 (Canadian Coach 1969, 1970).
"Heritage Park Street Railway" (summer 1975 - circa 2007, 22 May 2010 - present (summer seasons only))
Heritage tramway operation between 14th Street SW and the Heritage Park entrance 3300 ft (1 km) away. Operations shut for approximately three years (2007 - 2010?) while the line was rebuilt. Line had no formal name until its relaunch in 2010 as the ENMAX Electric Streetcar System in recognition of the rebuilding sponsor. (Photo Blickpunkt Straßenbahn)
* Bus operation begun with leased vehicles (CR&MW 1932).
First CMR buses purchased 1935.
§ Or commuter rail, depending on the definition used.
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