Calgary Transit held a ceremony at its Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility to reveal the first of 63 new S200 light rail vehicles.
Built by Siemens, the S200 vehicles have an exterior livery inspired by the goalie mask of the city’s ice hockey team, the Calgary Flames.
Funded by the Government of Alberta, the S200 vehicles include underfloor heating, thermal insulated walls and triple-pane windows to cope with the freezing winter temperatures.
Other features include an infotainment system, which provides route information and news updates, and an intelligent diagnostic system.
Patrick O’Neill, vice-president, Mobility, Siemens Canada, said: “Siemens has provided Calgary with its entire light rail fleet of vehicles since 1981 and we’re excited to look towards the future with the introduction of the new S200 light rail vehicle.
“Calgary Transit runs one of North America’s largest light rail systems and we’re honoured to collaborate with them to provide Calgarians with the latest technologies that will improve the riders’ experience, operation and maintenance, and overall mobility in and around Calgary.”
All 63 vehicles will be delivered by early 2017.