MAX Yellow bus line to begin service next week (MAP)

Dec 16 2019, 3:34 pm

Calgary’s adding a brand new colour to its rapid bus line system.

According to a release from the City of Calgary, the MAX lines will be adding the fourth and final bus line to the line-up in the form of the MAX Yellow buses as of December 23.

The system’s three other lines are colour-coded Purple, Teal, and Orange, with the Purple Line taking riders from East Hills to City Centre, the Teal Line providing a lift from Westbrooke to Douglas-Glen, and the Orange Line going from Brentwood to Saddletowne.

The original three lines were up and running in November of last year, and now MAX Yellow buses are joining the ranks with service to Woodbine, 24th Street SW, Southland Leisure Centre, Heritage Park, Rockyview Hospital, Mount Royal University, Crowchild Trail, Marda Loop, and downtown.

The MAX lines are not a straight shot between just two destinations, as they’ll have stops along the way, though the buses are faster due to the stops being fewer and further between than those of a regular bus route.

The addition of dedicated bus lanes, real-time information displays, more direct connections, and heated shelters were also implemented alongside the MAX lines rollout and work towards improving the comfort of using public transit in the city.

Fares for the MAX are the same as taking a regular bus, at $3.30 for a regular adult fare and $10.50 for a day pass.

Here’s a look at where MAX Yellow riders will be able to travel to as of next week:

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MAX Yellow route (City of Calgary)

Maps, schedules, and rider guides for the new MAX bus routes can be found online at the city’s website.