Calgary Transit Sucks!

Trip (un)Planner!

01/23/2010
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I was just checking how to get from (here) to (there) next week, using the Trip Planner on the CT site.

Whaddya know?  No service at the time I requested in the area… OK, I can accept that – it’s a Sat. night in an industrial area, so I understand if there’s no bus service in the immediate surrounding area.

But I get this response: (more…)


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Another station delay…

01/13/2010
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As I stand now on the platform at Centre street, an announcement comes over the intercom about an earlier emergency and 20-minute delays.

Yet a train arrives – why, I ask myself?
Because CT figures we care what their schedule is, as if they could ever keep to it anyway(!).
So they lead us to believe that we have to wait 20 minutes for the next train.

This is unique to Calgary Transit – no other place have I heard such a misleading announcement.

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C-Train Blues

01/08/2010
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As my northbound train pulled into the downtown core this morning, I listened to the announcement made over the intercom – “…the 4th Street station is closed.  Please get off the train at either Seventh Street or Oneth Street.”

“Oneth”?

Ah, well – there are enough issues with CT to fill a book; I’m not going to worry about drivers’ reading skills.

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Monthly Transit Pass

01/04/2010
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I bought my January Transit pass today… and groaned to myself at just how stupid CT can be – they NEVER learn, and complaints go to into a black hole – so here’s my first (of many!) blog entries.

$85.25 is the new price, up from $83.00 – the rise isn’t a problem – it’s a measly 2.7%.

The PROBLEM is the $0.25 on the new price – I mean, how practical is it to set a nice round number like $85.00 – where change from $100.00 can be 2 or 3 nice crisp pieces of paper?  Very practical, that’s how practical it is…

But nope – this is Calgary, and CT Sucks!

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Calgary Transit Sucks!

01/01/2010
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Welcome to CTSucks – a place where I plan to let the world (and maybe an exec or two at Calgary Transit) how much the system is broken down.

Stay tuned for bits & pieces of the horror that is CT!


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