Calgary Transit activates snow detours effective January 17
Calgary Transit will be implementing snow detours on some routes at the start of service on Wednesday, January 17. These snow detours will be active to help us reduce the number of buses that get stuck and keep transit moving as smoothly as possible. We’re keeping an eye on road and weather conditions and will provide an update when the detours are lifted. A list of all bus routes that have snow detours can be viewed at calgarytransit.com/SnowDetours.
We understand that activating snow detours may increase walking distance in snowy conditions for some customers and take this into account when making the decision to activate them. Some bus routes might not be as heavily affected by snow or be cleared more quickly than others, but activating all snow detours at the same time, rather than waiting until buses get stuck, keeps transit and traffic flowing and provides predictability for people planning their commutes.
“This approach is in place to help minimize delays and ensure service is running smoothly,” said Stephen Tauro, Acting Manager, Transit Service Support. “We’ll monitor how the weather unfolds Wednesday afternoon and revaluate whether snow detours will remain in effect during the afternoon rush hour.”
For tips on how to improve your commute during winter months, check out our Winter Travel Guide. We encourage all Calgary Transit customers to plan ahead, give yourself extra travel time, and stay connected with us through our communication channels. For the most up-to-date info on service status and updates, head over to calgarytransit.com/serviceupdates or follow us on X (@CalgaryTransit).