Edmonton Light Rail Transit

Edmonton is a Canadian city with a population of almost one million inhabitants including its entire metropolitan area. It was the first city in North America with this population to build its light rail system: the Edmonton LRT. The LRT is a modern system that circulates underground in the city center in a similar way as some european systems do, such as Premetro.

The Edmonton light rail (LRT) is only part of the ETS, the company that manages public transport in Edmonton, which also owns a network of metropolitan buses.

LRT is one of the fastest and safest ways to travel in Edmonton. Trains run at a maximum speed of 70 km/h. Trains are electric, making them less polluting and environmental friendlier.

Currently, Edmonton LRT can carry 10,560 passengers per hour per direction using 4 car trains, with a service every 5 minutes during rush hour. 95,000 passengers are traveling by day through its 15 stations.

LRT Edmonton Lines and Stations

Central Line

Edmonton Metro (LRT) currently comprises of one single route with 15 stations of which 6 are underground and 9 are ground level. LRT serves the city from Clareview Station in the northeast to Century Park Station in the south. 7 stations are shared with the Metro Line. The maximum speed on this line is 70 km/h. It’s 21 kms long and 4.4 kilometers are underground.
Stations: Clareview, Belvedere, Coliseum, Stadium, Churchill, Central, Bay / Enterprise Square, Corona, Grandin / Government Centre, University, Health Sciences / Jubilee, McKernan / Belgravia, South Campus / Fort Edmonton Park, Southgate and Century Park stations . These stations Churchill, Central, Bay / Enterprise Square, Corona, Grandin / Government Centre and University are underground.

Travel time from end to end on the Central Line from Clareview to South Campus is approximately 24 minutes during rush hour. Formerly known as Route 201, now in the maps is called LRT Route.

Metro Line

3 stations of the Metro Line should already be open (date JUL / 2015): MacEwan, Kingsway / Royal Alex and NAIT adding 3.3 kilometers of route to LRT network. The Metro line will be 8.8 kilometers long and will have 10 stations. The maximum speed on this line will be 70kms/h as in the Central line.
Stations: NAIT, Kingsway / Royal Alex, MacEwan, Churchill, Central, Bay / Enterprise Square, Corona, Grandin / Government, University, Health Sciences / Jubilee. 6 of wich are underground stations, shared with the Capital Line (Churchill, Central, Bay / Enterprise Square, Corona, Grandin / Government Centre, University)

LRT: Hours and schedule

Edmonton Metro operates from approx. 5:00 am to 1:00 am the next day on weekdays.
On Saturdays, the service begins at 5:00 am and runs until 1:30 am.
Sunday service begins at 5:00 am and ends at 1:00 am.

LRT: Frecuencia de servicio

  • Peak time: 5 minutes.
  • Afternoon and saturday: 10 minutes.
  • Evenings and sundays: 15 minutes.

Fares and tickets

A single ticket for adults costs $3.20 and is valid for 90-minute travel in any direction. You can also buy packs of tickets.
For example, a batch of 10 tickets for adults would cost $24.00, 20 would cost $42.00. Packs of tickets can only be purchased at the online store of ETS.
There are reduced rates for ages 6 to 17 and seniors over 65. A pack of 10 one-way trips to any of the above two groups would cost $21.

There are also passes with which you can make unlimited travels during a specific period of time. A day pass costs $9.00 and allows unlimited travel on an adult for a whole day and it also may be accompanied by up to 4 children under 12 years. A monthly pass for adults costs $89.00. A monthly pass for high school students costs $81.00. A monthly pass for young people would cost $69.00. A monthly pass for seniors $ 14.00.
An annual pass for seniors would cost $ 125.00. The same for low-income retirees is $ 54.00.

Children up to 5 years, including, can travel free.

You can buy tickets at vending machines on platforms and halls of any station, in addition to more than 200 sites scattered around the city.

Proof of Payment

In the Edmonton LRT you dont need to validate your ticket, and there are no barriers preventing access to the trains. Random proof of payment checks are performed. The fine for traveling without a ticket is $250. There are signs in the stations indicating proof of payment areas. They are blue. As proof of payment you can show: a valid LRT or integrated service in ETS ticket.

More information about fares:


Another Edmonton LRT map

Future Edmonton LRT

Future Expansions

The capital line has an extension approved since 2008 that will add the following stations Gorman, Ellerslie,Provincial Lands, Heritage Valley and Desrochers to the network. It is anticipated that when this line is completed, Capital Line will have 20 stations in operation serving more than 100,000 passengers daily.

Future stations in Metro line: Campbell Road, 137 Street, 127 Street, Castle Downs, 145 Avenue, Griesbach, 132 Avenue, Blatchford, NAIT

Edmonton LRT expansion and development has become a priority for the municipal government, as it is predicted that the population of the city will double in the coming decades. The completion and construction of the Metro and Capital Line lines, and other routes still not approved by the government such as Valley Line, Energy line, Festival line is being encoraged.

Another 12 stations will be built in the first phase of the Valley Line, which should be open by 2020.

Edmonton Park and Ride

In many Edomonton LRT stations you can park for free. This service is called Park’n Ride. It is available in Clareview, Belvedere, Stadium and Century Park stations. In some stations there also are reserved parking spaces for the disabled.

¿What is Park and Ride?
The option to park your private transport (car or motorcycle) in areas designated for public transport to facilitate and encourage its use so that the journey from door to door would be more direct. Ie, you want to go to work but the nearest subway station is quite far from home and there is no combination available with other public transport to arrive to your destination. The last option is to move to the metro station and there take public transportation to your destination. The possibility of easy and free parking makes a big difference and encourages the use of public transport. Edmonton LRT has enabled areas with free parking spaces.

ETS is increasing the number of locations with Park and Ride. The new stations as Eaux Claires, Davies, Lewis Farms and Meadows have 200 parking spaces available to customers.


All LRT stations are adapted with automatic doors, ramps, lifts and escalators, accessible toilets for wheelchair, announcement of train arrivals, Kiss’ n Ride areas, free parking, parrking reserved for disabled people…

Airport service

There is no airport service.


Edmonton LRT DuewagU2

Interesting links

Guadalajara Metro

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico and the capital of Jalisco. As in most cities with a rapid growth, traffic congestion had no other solution than building a light rail system that runs most of its route under the surface.

The Guadalajara metro system, is a light rail known as Sistema de Tren Eléctrico Urbano that serves the entire metropolitan area of Guadalajara. The current system consists of 2 lines with 24 kms of route and 19 stations, of which 17 are underground.

The owner and operator of Guadalajara metro is SITEUR. The trains have a top speed of 70kms/h and an average speed of 35kms/h. Daily 240 thousand passengers use Guadalajara metro and nearly 90 million annually.

Lines and stations

Line 1

Line 1 was opened in 1989. It stretches from north to south between Periférico Norte and Periférico Norte terminals. Line 1 is 15.5 km long (6,6kms underground) and serves 19 stations, 7 of which are underground and 12 are at surface level. This line has 16 trains in service. The journey time is 63 minutes. Stations: Periférico Norte, Dermatológico, Atemajac, División del Norte, Ávila Camacho, Mezquitán, Refugio, Juárez, Mexicaltzingo, Washington, Santa Filomena, Unidad Deportiva, Urdaneta, 18 de Marzo, Isla Raza, Patria, España, Santuario Mártires de Cristo Rey and Periférico Sur

Metro Guadalajara map

Line 2

Line 2, which opened in 1994, runs from the center of Guadalajara to the east, from Juarez to Tetlán. It’s 8.5 kms long and serves 10 stations. This line runs all the way under the surface. The total journey time is 36 minutes. Stations: Juárez Guadalajara, Plaza Universidad, San Juan de Dios, Belisario Domínguez, Oblatos, Cristóbal de Oñate, San Andrés, San Jacinto, La Aurora, Tetlán

At peak times there are 20 trains in operation. 12 in line 1 and 8 on line 2.

Future expansions

Line 1 will add another 3 kms section to Auditorium in the north of Guadalajara.

Line 3 will be 21.5 kms long and will circulate from northwest to southeast, from Santa Fe in Tlajomulco, to Las Juntas where it will link line 1 on the Isla Raza station. The line will have elevated sections and some other underground. It’s planned to be opened in 2017. It will have 21 stations and 16.5 kms of route.

There are 2 more lines planned: line 4 (Ávila Camacho – Plaza Universidad) and Line 5 (Plaza Universidad – south).

Besides the electric light rail, Guadalajara has a system of pre-trains from Juárez station in line 2 subway to the bus terminal of Zapopan.

Frequency and hours

The Guadalajara light rail system operates from Monday to Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m..

At rush hour there is a train every five minutes on Line 1 and every three minutes and a half in line 2. In standard time, there is a train every 7-9 minutes on Line 1 and every 6-7 minutes on Line 2 .

Tickets and fares

The price of a single trip are $7 pesos. You can pay in cash with the exact amount or with smart cards and tickets transvales. With tickets transvales you can get 50% discount in the fate but they are only valid for students and seniors. The transfers between Macrobus and light rail cost $ 3.50 pesos if you pay with the smart card.

Smart cards (tarjetas electrónicas)

It is a prepaid card that you can recharge up to 200 pesos with which you get discounts on the normal fare. It costs 20 pesos with a preloaded trip.

Customized smart cards (Tarjeta Electrónica Personalizada)

With this card discounts of up to 50% are obtained. There are several modalities: student, child, teacher, elderly and disabled.


Guadalajara metro is ready to serve people with disabilities. There are scalators for people in wheelchairs, Braille plates and guides for walking sticks, also visually impaired can access the trains and statins with their guide dogs, …

Interesting links

Guadalajara light train in Google

Santiago Metro

Santiago has one of the most modern metro systems in Latin America and the second longest after Mexico, with 103kms of tracks. It was opened in 1975, so Metro de Santiago is also one of the oldests in South America. In mid-2013, works for lines 3 and 6 started. When this lines are completed, Metro de Santiago will have a total length of 140 kilometers and 136 stations.

  • Known as: Metro
  • System length: over 64 mi
  • Lines: 5
  • Stations: 108
  • Top Speed: 50 mph
  • Official Website: http://www.metrosantiago.cl/
  • Operator: Metro S. A.
  • Daily ridership: around 2.3 million passengers
  • Air conditioning: no
  • Start of operation: On May 29, 1969 began building the first line, which would link the Civic District and the area of ​​Barrancas.

Santiago Metro: Lines and stations

LINE 1: From west to east, this line is the oldest line of the network. The complete route of the line 1 takes 29.7 minutes to travel. The Line 1 have 27 stations spanning the districts of Lo Prado, Central Station, Santiago, Providencia and Las Condes and it is identified with the color red. Stations: San Pablo, Neptuno, Pajaritos, Las Rejas, Ecuador, San Alberto Hurtado, Universidad de Santiago, Estación Central, Unión Latinoamericana, República, Los Héroes Santiago, La Moneda, Universidad de Chile, Santa Lucía, Universidad Católica, Baquedano, Salvador, Manuel Montt, Pedro de Valdivia, Los Leones, Tobalaba, El Golf, Alcántara, Escuela Militar, Manquehue, Hernando de Magallanes, Los Dominicos

LINE 2: From north to south through the towns of Recoleta, Santiago, San Miguel and La Cisterna. It comprises 22 stations and it is identified with the yellow colour. Stations: Vespucio Norte, Zapadores, Dorsal, Einstein, Cementerios, Cerro Blanco, Patronato, Puente Cal y Canto, Santa Ana Santiago, Los Héroes, Toesca, Parque O’Higgins, Rondizzoni, Franklin, El Llano, San Miguel, Lo Vial, Departamental, Ciudad del Niño, Lo Ovalle, El Parrón, La Cisterna, Lo Espejo, Observatorio, Lo Martínez, Hospital El Pino

Metro de Santiago
LINE 3: From north to east. Metro Line 3 is currently planned for the coming years. It will have the following stations: Plaza de Quilicura, Las Torres, EFE Quilicura, Los Libertadores, Cardenal Caro, Vivaceta, Conchalí, Plaza Chacabuco, Hospitales, Puente Cal y Canto, Plaza de Armas, Universidad de Chile, Parque Almagro, Matta, Irarrázaval, Monseñor Eyzaguirre, Ñuñoa, Chile España, Diagonal Oriente, Plaza Egaña, Fernando Castillo Velasco, Hospital Militar

LINE 4 or blue line: This line serves to communities of the east and southeast area of Santiago, across the districts of Providencia, Las Condes, La Reina, Ñuñoa, Peñalolén, Macul, Florida and Puente Alto. The station has 23 stations and it is identified by the blue color. Estaciones: Tobalaba, Cristóbal Colón, Francisco Bilbao, Príncipe de Gales, Simón Bolívar, Plaza Egaña, Los Orientales, Grecia, Los Presidentes, Quilín, Las Torres, Macul, Vicuña Mackenna, Vicente Valdés, Rojas Magallanes, Trinidad, San José de la Estrella, Los Quillayes, Elisa Correa, Hospital Sótero del Río, Protectora de la Infancia, Las Mercedes, Plaza de Puente Alto

LINE 4A: From south to southeast, this line is a branch of Line 4. It passes through to the municipalities of La Florida, La Granja, San Ramon and La Cisterna. With just six stations is the shortest line of the network and it is identified by the light blue color. Stations: La Cisterna, San Ramón, Santa Rosa, La Granja, Santa Julia, Vicuña Mackenna

LINE 5: From southwest to southeast, this line have a total of 30 stations, being the longest of the network, pass through the communes of Maipú, Pudahuel, Lo Prado, Quinta Normal, Santiago, Providencia, Providencia, Macul, San Joaquin and Florida. It is identified by the green color. Stations: Plaza de Maipú, Santiago Bueras, Del Sol, Monte Tabor, Las Parcelas, Laguna Sur, Barrancas, Pudahuel, San Pablo, Lo Prado, Blanqueado, Gruta de Lourdes, Quinta Normal, Cumming, Santa Ana, Plaza de Armas, Bellas Artes, Baquedano, Parque Bustamante, Santa Isabel, Irarrázaval, Ñuble, Rodrigo de Araya, Carlos Valdovinos, Camino Agrícola, San Joaquín, Pedrero, Mirador, Bellavista de La Florida, Vicente Valdés

LINE 6: is expected to be operational in 2016. It’ll be the pink line. Stations: Lo Errázuriz, Cerrillos, Lo Valledor, Club Hípico, Franklin, Bio-Bío, Ñuble, Estadio Nacional, Ñuñoa, Inés de Suárez, Los Leones

Santiago Metro schedule and frequency:

Start to run at 5:30am and finish to 12:00am, it pass every 5 minutes.

Santiago Metro rates:

Rush hours: From 07:00 to 08:59 and from 18:00 to 19:59 it cost $ 670 (USD 1.41)

Valley hours: From 06:30 to 06:59; from 09:00 to 18:00 and from 20:00 to 20:44 it cost $ 610 (USD 1.28)

Low hours: From 06:00 to 06:29 and 20:45 to 23:00 it cost $ 590 (USD 1.24)

There are two ways of payment for use the service of the Santiago Metro: ticket or the smart card “Bip!”. These tickets can be purchased at the box office in all stations and in some shops nearby. The Bip! card is rechargeable at all ticket offices and other shops throughout the city. The card costs $ 1,350 (approx. USD 2.4) and the lowest charge is of $1,000 (approx. USD 1.6).

Connection to the airport

With a frequency of 10 minutes between arrives, Centropuerto buses are the cheaper alternative to travel to and from the International Airport of Santiago.
The Centropuerto buses are located next to the metro station of Los Heroes of the Line 1, the route has several stops.
The travel costs are $ 1,600 (USD 3.36) for the outward or back to the airport or $ 2,800 (USD 5.88) for the purchase of two transfers.

Curious facts about Santiago Metro

In March of 2012, it was chosen as the best subway system in America, after he was honored at the annual dinner of Metro Rail developed in London.

Lima Metro

The Lima Metro is an urban transportation system that runs from its southern end to the vicinity of its historical center on a very important route for Lima’s population, but that does not pass too close to the most frequented points for the visitors of the city .

The current Lima Metro (Line 1) operates under an elevated viaduct system, but the following four projected lines will be underground. Construction began in 1986 and Line 1 crossed three districts of the southern end of the city: Villa El Salvador, Villa Maria del Triunfo and San Juan de Miraflores. Due to economic and social causes its construction was paralyzed until 2009, when it was resumed, getting launched in July 2011 with the adding of another six districts: Santiago de Surco, Surquillo, San Borja, San Luis, La Victoria and Cercado de Lima.

The selected operator was the Consortium Tren Lima – Línea 1, Peruvian-Argentine consortium formed by Peru’s Grana y Montero and Ferrovías Argentina (GyM Ferrovías SA) with a concession for thirty years ..

Lima Metro Lines

The Lima Metro network currently consists of only one line with sixteen stations.

Line 1 extends (since early 2012) along 21.48 km starting its route in the Industrial Park of Villa El Salvador at the south of the city, until the Intermodal Station Miguel Grau, in the district of Lima.

Stations are
Villa el Salvador, Parque Industrial, Pumacahua, Villa María, María Auxiliadora, San Juan, Atocongo, Jorge Chávez, Ayacucho, Los Cabitos, Angamos, San Borja Sur, La Cultura, Arriola, Gamarra y Miguel Grau.

Future expansions:

There are four other planned lines and the extension of section 2 of the Line 1 (currently under implementation), which considers the construction of 10 new stations, reaching 26 stations and 35 km of tracks, then it will be the longest elevated viaduct in the world.

Regarding the future Line 2, the first section of Line 2 of the system will be operational in 2016. The route features will enable this line to interconnect with the existing Line 1 at Station Grau and the first line of The Metropolitan, (a bus network that use exclusive lanes) in its Central Station. Additionally it is planned to build at the same time a branch that prolongs Line 2 to the International Airport and this will be the first stage of the future Line 4.

Line 3, is scheduled to run from Callao to La Molina.

Line 4 will circulate from south to north from Chorrillos to San Juan de Lurigancho, and finally, Line 5 will circulate south toward the coastline

Lima Tren Urbano

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday and holidays from 06:00 a.m to 22:00. For more information on schedules of each subway station visit the website of the Lima Metro: http://www.lineauno.pe/horarios.php

Frequency Step

Run every 15 minutes at peak hours and every 20 minutes off-peak time until 22:00 hours..

Fares and Tickets

The Line 1 system has FLAT RATE for its entire metro network, this means that there is only one price to get to any destination

Adults pay S/1.50 and children and pensioners pay S/0.75. (Prices in soles)

Passage Card is a reloadable card that serves as means of payment on Line 1. The card costs S / 5 and can be recharged at any station, trought vending machines nor selling counter.


Lima International Airport "Jorge Chavez" is at a distance of 19 kms northwest of downtown Lima.

You can not access to the airport by train. Regarding the bus, there are not bus stations near the terminal neither buses enter the airport installations. You need to walk to the bus stop located on Elmer Avenue Faucet to get a bus to reach the city. The minibuses (combis) also have their stop in the same Avenue and have their stops in the main streets of Lima (Abancay Avenue, Avenida Tacna and Wilson Avenue).

The most recommended in this case is the taxi. Hiring Counters are at the arrivals exit. There are three official companies: CMV, Mitsoo and Green Taxis (Taxis Verdes). The fare must be negotiated before entering the taxi because taxis do not have taximeters. If you request one by phone, when making the reservation. The journey from the airport to the city center costs around S/45 ($ 17). Taxis outside the airport are cheaper but are not recommended for security issues.

The Buffalo Metro Rail

Even though Buffalo is the second most populated city in New York, it’s public transport system is really simple
consisting in just one line, if we compare it to other populated cities in New York such as New York City.
The Buffalo Metro Rail is operated by The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), created in 1950.

General Information

The Buffalo Metro Rail is ran and operated by The NFTA, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. It is the transit rail system that operates all of Buffalo, New York rail systems. It had begun construction in 1979, but the system first opened in 1984 and was completed in 1986.

The original planning of the rail system was to be extensive and spread through all the city and suburbs, however, with declining population, there was no funding to continue the rails into the urban areas.

Since 1996, ridership has declined steadily by 1,074,423 riders by 2011. The length of the network is 6.4 miles, it starts at the University of Buffalo and ends at the Erie Canal Harbor Station in downtown Buffalo. The maximum speed of the trains are 15 mph on the above ground sections of the lines.

  • Known as: Buffalo Metro Rail
  • Lines: 1
  • Stations: 14
  • Length: 10,3km (6,4mi)
  • Opening: 1985
  • Operator: NTFA
  • Passengers/day: 23000

Lines and stations

The Buffalo Metro Rail consist in a single 10,3 kms (6.4mi) long light rail system line that extends from Erie Canal Harbor in
downtown Buffalo to the University Heights district, about the length of Main Street. The downtown section of the line is free
and goes ground level. North of Theater Station, at the northern end of downtown, the line goes underground until University Heights.
A complete trip takes about 22 minutes. The network includes eight underground stations and five that are above ground.

Stations: University, LaSalle, Amherst Street, Humboldt-Hospital, Delavan, Utica, Summer-Best, Allen-Medical Campus, Theater, Fountain Plaza, Lafayette Square, Church, Seneca, Erie Canal Harbor, Special Events-First Niagara Center

Buffalo Metro Rail train at Erie Canal Harbor station, August 1988

University Station

Formerly named South Campus, is located near the intersection of Main Street and Niagara Falls Boulevard near the University of Buffalo South Campus. It is an underground station and is in the paid fare zone.

LaSalle Station

LaSalle Station is an underground station located at the corner of Main Street and LaSalle Ave. It is part of the paid fare zone.

Amherst Street

Amherst Street is located on Main Street and Amherst Street and is an underground station. This is in the paid fare zone. It is one of four stations that makes passengers stand curbside for buses.

Humboldt-Hospital Station

Humboldt-Hospital Station is located at Kensington Ave. and Main Street. It is located in the western terminus. This station is underground and part of the paid fare zone. It is one of four stations that does not offer the off-road bus loop, and has its passengers wait curbside for bus pickup.

Delavan/Canisius College Station

Delavan/Canisius College Station, formerly known as Delavan-College, is an underground station located at Main Street and East Delavan Ave. It is known for having one of the longest escalators in the country. It is part of the paid fare zone.

Utica Station

Utica Station is located on the corner of East Utica Street and Main Street. It is underground, and one of the fancier-looking stations. It is part of the paid fare zone.

Summer-Best Station

Summer-Best Station has beautiful architecture inside and is located at the junction of Summer Street, Main Street, and Best Street. It is an underground station that is on the paid fare zone.

Allen/Medical Campus Station

Allen/Medical Campus Station, formerly known as Allen-Hospital, is on Main Street and Allen Street. It is an underground station that offers free fare for inbound passengers, and paid fare for outbound passengers.

Theater Station

Theater Station was located on Main Street right between Chippewa and Tupper Street, however, this station is no longer active. It was permanently closed and demolished as part of the plan to reintroduce traffic to Main Street in 2008. After 10,359 days of service, the station was closed on February 18, 2013.

Fountain Plaza Station

Fountain Plaza Station, formerly named Huron, is located on Main Street between Chippewa and Huron Street. It is an above ground station that offers paid fare for outbound passengers and free fare for inbound passengers.

Lafayette Square Station

Lafayette Square Station is an above ground station located on Main Street between Lafayette Square and Mohawk Street near City Hall. This is also the closest station to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. This is an above ground station that offers free fare rides.

Church Station

Church Station is located on Main Street, just North of Church Street. This station is the closest to the Buffalo Metropolitan Transportation Center. It is an above ground station that is located in the free fare zone.

Seneca Station

Seneca Station is located between Seneca and Swan Street on Main Street. It is an above ground station that offers free fare rides.

Erie Canal Harbor Station

Erie Canal Harbor Station, formerly known as Auditorium, is the end, or beginning of the free fare zone. It is an above ground station located on Main Street just north of Scott and Hanover Street.

Schedule and frecuency

The schedule is pretty stable and is usually always on time. You can always check the NFTA’s website to make sure that the trains are running smoothly. In general: Weekdays, Buffalo Metro Rail operates from 5:10 a.m. to 12:50 a.m., Saturdays from 7:05 a.m. to 12:50 a.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

As for frequency, the trains show up quite frequently. Anywhere from 12 to 30 minutes depending on the stations and the times you are riding. Late at night and early morning, there are fewer trains running, while at peak hours there are more trains. But as a rule of thumb: Monday to Saturday frecuency is 12 – 15 minutes. On Sundays and Holidays there is a train every 20 minutes.

The trains for University Station on weekdays have run times between 5:10 am and 12:20 am for outbound, depending on the station you are going to. The Saturday run times are between 7:05 am and 12:19 am. The Sunday and Holiday run times are between 8:00 am and 11:19 pm.

The trains for Downtown Buffalo on weekdays have run times between 5:36 am and 12:48 am for inbound, depending on the station you are going to. The Saturday run times are between 7:35 am and 12:49 am. The Sunday and Holiday run times are between 8:30 am and 11:49 pm.

Rates and Tickets

On the above-ground trains, you can ride completely free of charge. Underground is where you have to pay for your rides. Make sure to pay for your ticket before you get on your train, as you will need it to show proof of your purchase to a Metro attendant.

A one-way ticket will cost you $2, while a round-trip ticket will cost you $4. It’s not very expensive and with the vending machines accepting coins, $1, $5, $10, and even $20, it makes it easy to pay for your ticket. You can also purchase a one-day pass, a seven-day pass, or a 30-day pass.

  • Full: $2
  • Reduced: $1

Day Pass

  • Full: $5
  • Reduced: $2.50

Seven Day Adult Pass

  • Full: $25
  • Reduced: $12.50

Monthly Pass

  • Full: $75
  • Reduced: $37.50

Reduced fares are for children 5-11 years old, and people older than 65,
disabled people and people with special medical care.

Parking in the Metro

There are many places you can park and ride along the metro rail line. Just some of the places include:

  • Appletree Business Park
  • Crosspointe
  • Erie Community College South
  • LaSalle Station
  • Main and Union, Williamsville
  • University Station
  • West Seneca Municipal Parking

You can even park and ride at the transit stations including:

  • Main and Niagara
  • Lackawanna Victory
  • Southgate Plaza
  • Thruway Mall
  • Connection to the airport

    Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) is located in Cheektowaga, New York. Whether you are arriving or going, the metro bus the best option for you. You have two options to choose from:

    • 1. Airport-Downtown Express service offers a non-stop ride between the airport and downtown Buffalo’s central business district. It only runs on weekdays, cost $2.50 for a one-way trip, and runs every 30 minutes.
    • 2. Metro Bus offers a ride through the heart of Buffalo. It is the most economical way from or to the airport and you get to see and experience what Buffalo has to offer. A one-way fare is $2.

    Paratransit is available on buses and trains. Any passenger with special needs will feel safe and comfortable with the metro bus and rail equipped to help them during their rides.

    Newark City Subway

    Newark Light Rail (NLR, Newark Light Rail) operates in Newark, New Jersey. This system consists of two segments: the Newark City Subway (NCS) is the real underground section of the system and the extension to Broad Street station, circulating at surface level. This service thus configured began operating in July 2006.

    Newark Light Rail: lines and stations

    Newark City Subway

    The Newark City Subway circulates, as we have seen in many other systems, underground in the city center and once it approachs the more peripheral areas comes to surface. Before joining the Newark Light Rail it was also known as the # 7-City Subway line.

    This subpart of the system is 8.5 kilometers long and runs from Grove Street in Bloomfield to Newark Penn Station. Serves a total of 14 stations .. In Penn Station you can change to other transport systems because it is a multimodal station. NCS stations: Newark Penn Station, Military Park, Washington Street, Warren Street / NJIT, Norfolk Street, Orange Street, Park Avenue, Bloomfield Avenue, Davenport Avenue, Heller Parkway, Branch Brook Park, Franklin Avenue, Silver Lake, Grove Street

    Broad Street Extension

    It is the other section of Newark Light Rail. This section is just over 1 kilometer and a half long. It serves from Newark Penn Station to Broad Street Station.
    It really is a branch of the Newark City Subway. This stretch is flowing at surface level. Stations: Newark Penn Station, NJPAC / Center Street, Washington Park, Atlantic Street, Riverfront Stadium, Newark Broad Street

    Tickets and fares

    Travelling the Newark Light Rail is to travel by a single bus zone. The regular ticket is valid until one hour after validation.
    It is a system of proof of payment, which means you have to show your ticket if an inspecto so request it. The ticket must be properly validated through the validator machine and a validatio date mark printed on. Remember to keep your ticket until leaving the station. If you travel with a monthly pass there is no need for validation. Tickets can be purchased in vending machines. If you are a senior citizen or a passenger using any type of ticket with benefits such as disability, you may have to show your ID if asked. Note that the fine if you are caught without a valid ticket or not validated ticket is $ 100.

    Adult One-Way

    It is priced at $ 1.50. It is a single journey through a zone of Newark Light Rail.

    Single ticket + transfer

    Price is $2.20

    Underground reduced fare

    Its price is $0.70. It’s valid for a single travel in the following stations: Warren Street, Washington Street, Newark Penn Military Park or Station. Sometimes there are limitations on trains leaving Penn Station weekdays from 4:00 pm to 6: 00 pm

    Reduced fare for seniors and disabled

    Senior Citizens are older than 62 years. The fare is half of the regular rate. That’s $ 0.70. These users may be required to show identification entitling them to the discount.

    Children’s One-Way

    Children are considered from 5 to 11 years. The fee is half of the normal ticket. You can travel with 3 children up to 4 years for free provided you have paid an adult fare ticket.

    Monthly pass

    Unlimited travel throughout the Newark Light Rail for a month through a zone and also use other transportation systems such as buses, always that they accpet NJ TRANSIT cards. Price is $ 54.00.

    Family discounts

    Weekends and holidays from 7pm of the previous day to 6:00 am of the day after, you can travel with 2 children aged 5 to 11 years for free if you paid an adult fare.

    Students Tickets

    Valid for primary and secondary students in Jersey. They can get a 25% discount.

    Military and their dependents

    They can get the same discounts as the senior citizens and people with disabilities.

    The monthly passes of the Newark Light Rail are refundable. Single tickets are not. You can also use an app to pay with your phone.

    Another Newark Light Rail map

    NLR Karte


    The Newark Light Rail operates approximately from 4:30 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. Monday to Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays the sevice starts a little bit later. The frequency is according to the section where you are and can be from 3 to 5 minutes or from 7 to 10 minutes.

    Hours in the official website and Trip planner.

    Service to the airport

    The metro does not reach Newark airport but there is the Air Train, which can be taken at any terminal, to get to the train station Newark Liberty International and from there take the NJ Transit with which we can get to Penn Station. An Air Train ticket costs $ 5.50 and the train around $ 10. The AirTrain runs 24 hours 365 days a year.

    Curious facts

    At some stations there is available parking.

    Bicycles. In the Newark Light Rail you can take your bike on week days and off peak hours (from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am) and all day on weekends and holidays.

    There is Wifi access in many stations. If you are an Optimum client would be for free.


    Accesible stations are marked on the map of Newark Light Rail. If you have special needs you can contact the station staff. There are priority seats for disabled and people with mobility problems. They are clearly marked.

    Ottawa O-Train

    Serving Ottawa, the capital of Canada, O-Train has gained immense popularity. It is a light rail system included in Ottawa Rapid Transit Network. Currently, O-Train runs between Greenboro and Bayview.

    Though initially conceived as a means of local mass transport the system enjoys a status of a mainline railway. For its efficient service, it has received many awards like FCM-CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award, CUTA’s Corporate Innovation Award etc.

    At this moment, only one line, namely, the Trillium Line is operational. The complete track length is 5 miles and there are 5 stations along it. OC Transpo is responsible for operating the line and the stations. As per 2011 data, every day, around 12000 passengers use the system.

    Historical Background

    O-Train started operation on 15th October 2001. It was developed as an alternative to the bus system already operating in the city. The Trillium Line was built spending only $ 21 million. It used the already built track of the Canadian Pacific Railway. But the stations were all newly constructed. Initially, the frequency of trains was every 15 minutes. In 2015, it was increased to every 12 minutes.

    Canada being an extensively French spoken country, the system has got a name that is meaningful in English as well as in French. Acart Communications, an advertising firm working with OC Transpo has suggested the name. Initially, the Trillium Line was named O-Train. But with the construction of a second line, the name now applies to the complete system and the two lines got their individual names.

    Hours of Operation

    The O-Train system is open from 6 in the morning till the midnight. On Saturdays, the first train starts at around 6:30 AM and on Sundays and other holidays at around 7: 30 AM. On Sundays, the system closes after 11 in the night. Trains have 12 minutes headway on all days.

    Get the O-Train timetable here.

    O-Train map true2scale

    Lines and Stations

    The Trillium Line is a north-south line and is diesel-powered. The track is completely separated from other road traffic but is also used by other trains. Low floor, multiple car trains run on the track. The current stretch includes the following 5 stations. All of them are built at the ground level. Both the terminus stations have transit ways.


    It is the currents southern terminus of the system. A nearby attraction is the South Keys Shopping Center. From this station, you can make transfers to rapid transit route 99 and others.


    Near the station located are the Brookfield High School and multiple Government of Canada offices. You can take the pedestrian route from the station to the Brookfield Road. The station gets its name from the surrounding area Confederation Heights.


    The station is named after the Carleton University. It has two tracks and two platforms to facilitate trains’ crossing. It is located near the Rideau River.


    The station is located near the junction of Preston Street and Carling Avenue. It gives you easy access to the Rideau Canal skating rink, Booth Street Complex, Sir John Carling Building, Dow’s Lake and to Canadian Tulip Festival. Though the entry point is at the surface level, the tracks and the platform are all one level down.


    It is also an important transfer station. This station is located near downtown Ottawa. The Parliament Building is visible from this station. Ottawa’s tallest office tower, Tom Brown Arena are all located in the nearby.


    In 2006, the city council decided to expand the system by replacing the diesel service with an electric one. However, it was later cancelled. Currently, a second line, called the Confederation Line is being constructed. It is an east-west line with 13 stations and 7.8 miles long track. It should start operation in 2018. In near future, the Trillium Line may be extended to connect to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

    Fare and Ticket

    For ticketing, O-Train uses the proof-of-payment system. There is no entry barrier as well as ticket checker on the stations. However, if any OC Transpo staff asks you, you are bound to show your proof of payment. You can buy the ticket from the ticket vending machines located at the stations.

    There are single journey tickets, day and monthly passes and Presto e-purse. Of course, the fare is much less if you’re paying with presto card. Standard fare for an adult with Presto e-purse is $3 and on cash purchase is $3.65. A day pass costs $8.50 and a monthly pass is $105.75. Children under age 12, seniors over age 65, students pursuing full-time study get discounts on the standard fare.

    Get details on price and fare here.

    Facilities and Services

    OC Transport corp. offers a plethora of services and facilities for the convenience of the passengers.

    • The stations will offer you Park and Ride facility. Parking is generally free of cost except during the morning time, till 11 AM on weekdays.
    • CCTV cameras are installed in every station.
    • All stations have elevators.
    • A support person can accompany you on the O-Train free of charge by producing necessary documents.
    • O-Train is 100% accessible.
    • All the stations have shaded waiting areas.


    Make sure you obey the rules set by the authority to avoid monetary penalty and harassment.

    • Passengers with Presto card should always use the rare door to board the O-Train. Those passengers who are going to pay cash to buy the ticket must use the front door.
    • Animals are generally not allowed on O-Train except for service animals.
    • While waiting for the O-Train, never come to the edge of the platforms.
    • Cycling, skateboarding etc. are not allowed on the stations.
    • Seniors to avail discounts on fare must produce valid age proof.


    These are few tips to ensure a better riding experience.

    • In case you face a trouble while using the designated Park and Ride area, don’t hesitate to contact the Security Control Center through the yellow colored call box. These boxes, you’ll find in every Park and Ride lots.
    • If you are riding late in the evening, you may ask the O-Train driver to drop you at a safe stop near your destination.
    • After 9 O’ clock in the evening, get off only at the night stops.
    • While onboard, if the designated place for the wheelchair is unoccupied, you can use it to park your stroller.

    Calgary C-Train

    C-Train is the light rail network serving the Calgary city in Alberta province, Canada. It is the busiest light rail systems of North America. Every day, it carries around 333, 800 passengers. It is the most convenient public transit system for people who work in Downtown Calgary.

    Calgary C-Train system currently consists of two lines and 45 stations. Total track length is nearly 60 km. Calgary Transit, a mass transit service provider owned by the City of Calgary is given the responsibility to operate the system. It is the first mass transport system in Canada that uses electricity generated solely from wind power.

    Historical Background

    Calgary is an important as well as an overcrowded city of Canada. Regular road transport didn’t have the capacity to carry all of the people who commute to the downtown area every day. Again, in the downtown area, it was increasingly problematic to provide parking lots to the growing number of cars. This called for an alternative high capacity transport system.

    • It was 1967 when a two-line metro system was first conceived.
    • However, after the 1970 building boom, the city authority decided to go for a light rail instead of a metro system.
    • The construction of the first line, the south line, began in June 1977. It started revenue service on May 25, 1981.
    • Next opened the Northeast line on April 27, 1985.
    • The Northwest line started operation on Sep 17, 1987.
    • The West line is operational since December 10, 2012.

    All of these lines were extended later on to achieve their current lengths.

    Calgary U2-type LRVs passing on the 7th Avenue transit mall in 2008

    Hours of Operation

    Trains of C-Train network run from 4 AM till 1 AM every day. The timing may slightly vary depending on the particular line and route. The headway is 10 minutes.

    Get the timetable of C-Train here.

    Lines and Stations

    The two lines are respectively called Route 201 – Red Line and Route 202 – Blue Line. The routes are mostly differentiated except for a 2 km long section near the downtown area, called downtown transit mall. Towards the south of the city C-Train and Canadian Pacific Railway share the route and it is possible to switch between the two networks. The routes are partly underground, partly elevated.

    The stations were originally built for 3-car trains. Currently, 4-car LRT trains are being introduced in the system in a phase wise manner.

    Route 201 – Red Line

    It connects the northwestern and southern parts of the city. It is a 33 km long line and has 20 stations along it. The line has two legs, namely, the Northwest leg and the South leg joined by the downtown transit mall.

    The route covers the following stations: Somerset–Bridlewood, Canyon Meadows, Southland, 39th Avenue, Victoria Park/Stampede, City Hall, Sunnyside, University, Dalhousie, Tuscany

    Route 202 – Blue Line

    It connects the Northeastern and Western parts of the city. It also has two legs joined by the downtown transit mall. This route is 25.7 km long and has 16 stations along it.

    Some of the stations on this route are: Saddletowne, McKnight–Westwinds, Marlborough, Zoo, City Hall, 8th Street, Downtown West – Kerby, Sirocco, 69th St. SW.


    The system is being constantly expanded.

    • The 201 Route may be extended another 3.5 km to 210 Avenue SW station.
    • The 202 Route may be further extended to connect to Calgary International Airport.
    • Route 203 – Green Line is in the planning phase. The exact route is not yet finalized but it should cross the downtown transit mall perpendicularly and should have a north central and a southeast leg.
    • New tunnels are being constructed as a result of rapid expansion of the system. In view of city’s growing population and increased traffic congestion, new routes and extensions of current routes are mostly going to be underground.

    Fare and Ticket

    The fare calculation of C-Train is similar to all other Calgary Transit operated modes of transport. Rides within the downtown area are free. It is called the 7th Avenue Fare Free Zone. For all other parts of the city, you can either purchase a single ticket or a booklet of 10 tickets. A single ticket for an adult costs $3.15 and for a minor costs $2.10. Children aged 5 or below travel free of cost. High-school students with ID card also get the same discount as the minors.

    There are also passes available. Passes are of two types: Day pass and Monthly pass. Day pass for an adult costs $ 9.50 and for a minor costs $ 6.75. A monthly pass costs $ 99 and $ 65 respectively. Besides, special passes are there for travelling to and from the Calgary International Airport, for senior citizens and pet animals.

    Tickets can be purchased either from ticket vending machines or online from company’s website.

    Get detail information on the fare system here.

    Facilities and Services

    Following are the services that Calgary Transit makes available to you.

    • To maintain safety and security, the system uses IP based cameras.
    • The stations have Park and Ride lots.
    • The stations also have bike racks and bike lockers.
    • The stations and the trains are all equipped with multiple HELP devices. These include phones, Intercom system, buttons etc.


    Before using the service, know about C-Train rules.

    • On weekdays, between 6: 30 AM and 9 AM and again between 3 PM and 6 PM, bikes are not allowed on the trains. Though, folding bikes are allowed anytime
    • Pets are allowed on the trains only under certain restrictions.
    • Smoking is prohibited on the trains and a violation of this rule may cause monetary punishment.


    Following tips may help you organize your journey better.

    • Use the trip planner to plan your trip in advance.
    • You can register your e-mail in C-Train’s database and turn on the e-mail alerts. Then you’ll get information on any cancellation or route change automatically.
    • If you need to transfer to a Calgary Transit bus from C-Train, pay the transfer fare to the bus driver and complete the transfer within 90 minutes.

    Panama Metro

    Panama Metro or what is locally known as the Metro de Panamá is the rapid transit network serving the Panama City in the Republic of Panama. It is the only metro system operating in central America. The system connects the San Miguelito District to the city center. It is meant to relieve the road traffic congestion of the city and of the entire western part of the country.

    Currently, only a single line is operational with 14 stations. The full track length is 15.8 km.
    El Metro de Panamá manages the operation of the system. Despite being a considerably new system, it has already gained huge popularity. Every day, around 180,000 passengers travel by these metro trains.

    Historical Background

    Panama Metro started operation on April 6, 2014, as a part of the National Master Plan to find an alternative to the Metrobus system. The central government invited tenders for its construction and Línea Uno consortium happened to win it. In 2009, Systra and POYRY/Cal y Mayor y Asociados consortium got involved in the project and the initial works on planning, feasibility test, cost estimation etc. started.

    The construction began in 2011 leading to a test run of Line 1 in September 2013. The line was inaugurated on April 5, 2014. Revenue service started from the very next day. The initial stretch was 13.7 km long. In 2015, the line was extended twice to achieve its current length. In September 2015, the construction of the second line also started.

    Hours of Operation

    On weekdays, the system operates 18 hours a day from 5 AM till 11 PM. On Saturdays, from 5 AM till 10 PM. On Sundays and holidays, the duration is reduced to 15 hours, from 7 AM till 10 PM. The headway is 3 minutes 15 seconds in peak hours, 4 minutes 20 seconds in off-peak hours.

    Panama metro map

    Lines and Stations

    Line 1 is a north-south route traveling from Albrook bus station to San Isidro. Of its total 15.8 km route, 7.2 km runs underground. The system has 7 underground, 6 elevated and 1 ground level stations. The section between 12 de Octubre and 5 de Mayo is underground.

    The only ground level station is the northern terminal Albrook adjacent to the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport. It is the busiest station of the whole system. It is located close to a major bus terminus and a shopping center. Get off at this station to reach also the Canal. Just a few meters further there is a turnaround where all the terminating trains take a U-turn.

    20, 3-car Alstom Metropolis series 9000 trains are currently in operation. They get power from the overhead electric lines. Their average speed is 50 km/hour. It takes about 26 minutes to complete a full journey on this line.

    Currently, trains stop at the following stations: Albrook, 5 de Mayo , Loteria , Santo Tomas , Iglesia del Carmen , Via Argentina , Fernandez de Cordoba , El Ingenio , 12 de Octubre , Pueblo Nuevo , San Miguelito , Pan de Azucar , Los Andes , San Isidro


    A new line and a new station are going to be included soon in the system. The construction time for Line 2 was projected as 46 months. However, it may be shortened. It is going to be fully elevated with a 21 km long track. There will be 16 stations along it all located in the areas of high demand. It will start from San Miguelito and in the first phase, will stop at Nuevo Tocumen. Later, the track will be extended to Felipillo.

    The new station along Line 1 will stretch the route further from Albrook to Villa Zaita.

    There are also plans to construct Line 3, a 26.7 km long route between Albrook and La Chorrera, Line 4, a route between Obarrio and Pedregal – Via Israel and Line 5, a route between Obarrio and Costa Del Este.

    Line 6, 7 and 8 are going to be tram lines. A branch line will also operate by 2040 to connect to Marcos A. Gelabert Airport.

    Fare and Ticket

    The standard adult fare for a single trip in Panama Metro is 35 cents. Senior citizens and people with disabilities pay a discounted rate of 24 cents. For students, the fare is even lesser, 17 cents. Children below 4 years travel free of cost. The discounts are applicable only for the first two trips in a day. For further rides, the normal fare is charged. Student discount is valid only on weekdays.

    The fare can be paid using tickets or Panama Metro cards. All the stations have ticket vending and card recharging machines.

    Get the details on Panama Metro fare and ticketing systems here.

    Facilities and Services

    With the following facilities and services, Panama Metro authority ensures maximum convenience and comfort for its riders.

    • All the trains are air conditioned. Trains are made using double gaze technology.
    • CCTVs are fitted in every train of Panama Metro.
    • All the trains and stations are fully accessible.
    • Stations have large electronic display boards showing travel information.
    • Trains wait for a reasonable duration (15 seconds) at each station.
    • Metro authority offers Lost & Found service.


    Know the metro rules beforehand in order to avoid the wrong use of the Panama Metro system.

    • Smoking and consuming alcohol, drugs etc. are prohibited within the system.
    • Passengers must maintain the common etiquettes of riding a public transport vehicle. These include allowing seat preference to elderly, disabled and ladies, maintaining a queue while getting in and off the train, paying right fare etc.
    • Elevators and treadmill shouldn’t be used unless deemed necessary.
    • No pets are allowed within the network.
    • You must throw your trash only in the designated bins and not anywhere else on the station.
    • Bikes, strollers are to be transported only in the off-peak hours.
    • No passenger is allowed to enter the stations after 10 in the evening.
    • For children 4 years and up, regular fare must be paid.


    Keep these points in mind if you are riding the metro for the first time.

    • Preferred seats on the trains and in the stations are all indicated by orange color and are marked with appropriate symbols.
    • Never stay at the stations more than required. You may be charged a monetary fine for this.
    • If you intend to pay the fare with a card, make sure it has required value left in it.
    • If you intend to pay a discounted fare, have the supporting documents e.g. age proof, student identity card etc. ready to show.

    Maracaibo Metro

    Maracaibo is one of the main cities in Venezuela. It is located in the nortwest area of the country and only Caracas, capital of the country, is a larger city.

    The increasing demand for mass transit systems in Venezuela and specifically in Maracaibo, emerged strongly in last decades in order to fill the gap existing in public transportation in the country. It is a boost to the country’s modernization that coupled with the National Rail Plan, are a source of employment level that impacts on future generations growing.

    Public transportation in Maracaibo is composed of several lines of buses and the Maracaibo Metro, a rapid transist system.

    • Known as: Metro del Sol Amado
    • Lines: Just one
    • Capacity: 7200 passengers/hour/direction
    • Stations: 6 (elevated/ground level)
    • Official Website: http://www.metrodemaracaibo.gob.ve/
    • Opening: 2006

    Lines and stations

    First phase of Maracaibo Metro Line 1 consists of 6.3 kms double track extending from east to west of the city; while 4.9 km. of track are ground level and 1.4 km are elevated viaduct. Maracaibo Metro or Metro del Sol Amado (in spanish) is a 1 line system with 6 stations. It’s under construction and some people claims that even ticket machines are not working yet.

    Maracaibo Metro Line 1 Stations: Altos de La Vanega, El Varillal, El Guayabal, Sabaneta, Urdaneta, Libertador.

    Line 1 Second Stage (just planned): Padilla, Falcón, 5 de Julio, Paraíso, Indio Mara, Universidad, Polideportivo, Galerías, Panamericano, Mercado Periférico, La Curva de Molina

    Schedule and frequency

    Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (might be from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm)

    There’s one train every 5-10 minutes during peak hour. Every 10-20 minutes rest of the day.

    Maracaibo Metro

    Fares and Tickets

    • One way: 0,50 Bs

    Intelligent tickets (boletos inteligentes)
    “Intelligent tickets” are multi-travel cards. There are four types of cards: ligero (light) with ten tickets for 4 Bs, fifteen tickets for 6Bs, thirty tickets 12 Bs and students 10 tickets cards that costs 1,5 Bs.

    Interesting facts

    Trains regenerate energy during braking, allowing energy to be fed back to the system. People can open doors manually to save energy as there is a greate awareness about this.


    La Chinita International Airport is located at the outlet Lake Maracaibo.
    Minibuses, buses and taxis connect the airport to the metropolitan area of Maracaibo.
    You can take a taxi as the service is reliable. The journey time to the center is 25 minutes. Or you can also go to the Lavanega Altos Station that is 4 kms from the airport and go by Metro.