Rapid transit in Canada
Rapid transit in Canada entails heavy rail and bus systems on dedicated rights-of-ways in Canadian urban areas. There are three urban rail rapid transit systems operating in Canada. The first such system, the Toronto subway, was a 12-station line opened in 1954 by the Toronto Transportation Commission (now the Toronto Transit Commission, TTC). It has since grown to encompass three heavy rail lines and one intermediate rail line. Montreal later introduced the Montreal Metro in 1966, though there were plans to build a rapid transit system since 1902. The Vancouver SkyTrain—an intermediate-rail, automated guided line—was opened in January 1986 for the Expo 86 world fair.
Separately, several Canadian cities run light rail systems.
Rail rapid transit
|Montreal, Quebec||Montreal Metro||1,263,800||69.2||68|
|Toronto, Ontario||Toronto subway and RT||1,093,300||68.3||69|
|Vancouver, British Columbia||SkyTrain||390,600||68.6||47|
Bus rapid transit
|Ottawa, Ontario||Ottawa Bus Rapid Transit||220,000 (2013)||35.4||57|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba||Winnipeg RT||166,000||3.6||4||2019|
|Vancouver, British Columbia||99 B-Line, 97 B-Line, 96 B-Line||100,000||27.0||14|
|York Region, Ontario||Viva Rapid Transit||35,300||68.3||69||Ongoing|
- List of North American rapid transit systems by ridership
- Light rail in Canada
- Transportation in Canada
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The first of the Flexity Freedom LRV are due to be delivered in mid-2016, and will be used on the 19km, 16-station line from Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener. The $C 92.4m ($US 89.2m) contract will include an option for 16 additional vehicles.
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