Calgary Transit Sucks!

2-for-1 special on CT glitches today!

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First: a switch problem to the NE strands a Saddletowne train downtown, backing up a dozen trains behind it – and like always, the ‘delay’ announcement comes only once the fix is in & the trains move again…

Then: a train breaks down at Fish Creek, slowing everything to a crawl…
I’m almost there, after 75 minutes… for the 25-minute leg… and NOW starting to move again…


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A breath of fresh air…

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Oddly, moments after my last post was drafted, I saw a glimpse of humanity in CT!

Leaving 39th Ave southbound, the driver announced the wheelchair ramp restrictions at Heritage, and the bus alternative at Chinook.
What’s so odd about this simple task?

1) The intercom could be HEARD and UNDERSTOOD
2) The information was succinct and clearly stated
3) …and here’s the kicker…
He gave this info BEFORE we left Chinook – even before we ARRIVED at Chinook… so those who needed to change to the bus… COULD!!!

All of these have been lacking on just about every trip I’ve made this summer.

Hallelujah – there is at least ONE working brain at the controls of these 42-tonne monsters…

CT does NOT suck so much…

For reference, one end car was #2255.
I can send Transit an email to thank him, they can find who had the car this afternoon

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Saddletowne and more…

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So the NE line was recently extended.

When will they have new maps on all trains?
I’m hoping for Christmas.

CT Sucks…

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