2000/2001 SD-160 (C-Train)
2201-2215

In 2000, 2001 and 2002, Calgary Transit took delivery of it's first new C-Train cars since 1985, these new cars were 15 Siemens SD160 cars. The SD160 is the high loading platform version of the SD100. The new C-Train cars run on an Alternating Current (AC) like the 2nd hand 1988 U2-AC cars. There are a many differences between the U2 and SD160. Some of the most noticeable differences are seat configuration, more legroom, sliding doors, less side to side sway but a little more up and down sway, much more exterior noise and of course they look very different. The reason of such high exterior noise is because the ventilation system and DC-AC converters are on the roof of the car, while on a U2 almost everything is under the floor. These new cars were needed to accommodate the opening of two new stations (October 2001) in the south and a 3.4km extension that came along with the new stations. These new cars spent a lot of time in the shops after arrival as the task of introducing a completely new and different C-Train car to the system was slowly taken into hand, eventually most of the bugs were worked out and the cars generally run trouble free now a days.

Starting in late 2009, some of these units were retrofitted with air conditioning, this project was completed on all SD160 cars by early 2011. This retrofit is clearly visible on the roof of the SD160 cars. Starting in late 2009, several cars had roofline upgrades retrofitted to modernize the look of the cars, this is an ongoing project as of mid 2011.

For more information on Calgary Transit's C-Train system go to the Calgary Transit C-Train info page or click here.


Photos were taken by me (Kevin Lo). Please ask for my (Kevin Lo) permission before you re-use any of the photos. Thank you.
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Fleet Number Thumbnail Description Photo Date (M/D/Y)
2201 2201 on the tail end of a westbound consist nearing Lions Park Station. 7/29/2005
2201-2 2201 seen on the tail end of a 10th Street West bound consist that just cleared 8th Street S.W. 5/03/2006
2201-3 2201 leading a northwest bound consist past Centre Street on 7th Avenue. 8/12/2011
2201-4 2201 eastbound departing Lions Park Station. 5/28/2017
2202 2202 leads a mixed consist out of 7th Street West Station bound for Dalhousie. 4/26/2004
2202-2 2202 leading a 10th Street West bound consist past Centre Street on 7th Avenue. 8/12/2011
2202-3 2202 at 4th Street Station leading a 10th Street West bound consist. 7/30/2012
2202-4 2202 at 3rd Street Station leading a Somerset bound consist. 11/01/2013
2202-5 2202 departing Sirroco Station heading to Saddletowne. 12/22/2015
2203 2203 leaves Fish Creek Lacombe Station at the start of afternoon rush hour. 12/06/2002
2203-2 2203 departing Rundle Station southbound heading to 69th Street West. 9/14/2013
2203-3 2203 heading eastbound from Shaganappi Point Station. 8/18/2017
2204 2204 seen leading a consist near Centre St. Station. ??/??/2005
2204-2 2204 seen heading northbound into Banff Trail Station on the northwest leg. 6/20/2007
2204-3 2204 arriving at Shaganappi Point Station headed to 69th Street West. 12/21/2015
2205 2205 heads east on the 7th Avenue Transit Mall passing 1st Sreet S.E. on the 201 line on Christmas Eve. 12/24/2002
2205-2 2205 seen heading departing Somerset-Bridlewood Station heading northbound. 6/20/2007
2205-3 2205 at the tail end of a Crowfoot bound consist crossing Centre Street on 7th Avenue. 8/12/2011
2205-4 2205 heading southbound arriving at Shawnessy Station. 7/30/2012
2205-5 2205 heading eastbound on 7th Avenue heading to 10th Street West Station. 8/22/2012
2205-6 2205 southbound departing Banff Trail Station. 8/26/2016
2206 2206 at 1st Street Station on the tailend of a Crowfoot bound consist. 8/22/2011
2206-2 2206 departing Martindale Station heading southbound. 9/23/2012
2207 2207 on the tail end of a 3 car consist bound for Brentwood seen here just past 5th Street S.W. in downtown Calgary. 6/13/2003
2207-2 2207 nearing SAIT/Jubilee/ACA Station after crossing the 14th St. Bridge. 8/27/2004
2207-3 2207 seen at the tail end of a northbound consist at Heritage Station. 1/07/2005
2207-4 2207 crossing 2nd St. while easthbound on 7th Ave. S.W. headed for Somerset-Bridlewood. 5/10/2005
2207-5 2207 heading southbound arriving at Shawnessy Station. 7/30/2012
2208 2208 seen here wesbound on the 7th Ave. Transit Mall on the 201 line. 6/13/2003
2208-2 2208 seen leading an southbound consist near SAIT/ACA/Jubilee Station. 7/29/2005
2208-3 2208 seen eastbound on 7th Ave at 3rd St. SE headed for Whitehorn. 8/28/2007
2208-4 2208 heading out of the downtown core on the tail end of a McKnight-Westwinds bound consist. 6/02/2008
2208-5 2208 southbound departing Banff Trail Station. 8/02/2016
2208 Mixed 2208-2101-2227 are seen leaving Dalhousie Station passing over the switch from the outbound and inbound track. 2102 which is the other U2-AC LRV also runs in mixed consist with the SD160's (AC). However, the U2-DC's do not run in mixed consists. 3/19/2004
2209 2209 leading a consist into Somerset-Bridlewood Station. 6/20/2007
2209-2 2209 on the tail end of a consist arriving northbound into Banff Trail Station. 8/05/2011
2209-3 2209 heading eastbound on 7th Avenue. 8/22/2012
2210 Two car consist 2210 and 2219 seen here on a 21 minutie layover at Dalhousie Station. This was one of the consists running 30 minuite C-Train service on Christmas Day along with 30 minuite service on 5 transit routes. 12/25/2003
2210-2 2210 seen on the tail end of an eastbound consist on 7th Avenue. 5/05/2008
2210-3 2210 seen on the tail end of an eastbound consist arriving at SAIT-ACA-Jubilee Station. 9/07/2009
2210-4 2210 at 4th Street West Station leading a Crowfoot bound consist. 6/01/2012
2210-5 2210 departing City Hall Station leading a Crowfoot bound consist. 8/22/2012
2210-6 2210 eastbound at 6th Street Station heading to Saddletowne Station. 5/27/2017
2210-7 2210 departing southbound from Banff Trail. 8/18/2017
2211 2211 with 2215 behind it during afternoon rush hour in downtown, most trainsets are 3 cars long during rush hours, ocasionally there are one or two that are 2 cars long. 1/31/2003
2211-2 2211 seen at Shawnessy Station headed southbound nearing the end of the south line. 1/07/2005
2211-3 2211 seen on the tailend of a northbound consist near Banff Trail Station. 6/20/2007
2211interior 2211's interior shortly after arriving at Fish Creek Lacombe station with a malfunctining door caused by debris jamed in the door track. 12/06/2002
2212 2212 seen approaching 1st Street West Station as it travels westbound along 7th Avenue S.W. bound for Dalhousie Station. 7/16/2004
2212-2 2212 seen at the tail end of a consist leaving the 7th Ave. transit mall headed onto the northeast line. 5/13/2005
2212-3 2212 seen outside Anderson shops waiting to pull in after coming out of service at the end of rush hour. 7/29/2005
2212-4 2212 seen heading to Dalhousie while just south of Banff Trail Station. 12/29/2006
2212-5 2212 on the tail end of a Somerset consist near Centre Street. 8/12/2011
2212-6 2212 arriving at Sirroco Station heading to 69th Street West. 12/22/2015
2213 Interior 2213's interior, notice there is no advertising above the windows on the SD-160's. 6/07/2002
2213 2213 on the tail end of a consist arriving at Centre Street Station bound for Whitehorn Station. 7/16/2004
2213-2 2213 heading westbound near Lions Park Station. 5/14/2017
2214 2214 leading a Fish Creek Lacombe train as it heads twoards City Hall Station. 3/19/2004
2214-2 2214 seen arriving at Heritage Station bound for Somerset-Bridlewood. 11/10/2005
2214-3 2214 at 3rd Street West Station heading to Somerset Bridlewood Station. 11/01/2013
2215 2215 the last of the first batch of the SD 160's is seen here out of service between 1st. Street S.W. and Centre Street on the 7th Avenue Transit Mall. 2215 was probably on testing because when this photo was taken, 2215 had been delivered a little over a month ago. 2/19/2002
2215-2 2215 loads passengers at 3rd Street Station bound for Whitehorn. 1/31/2003
2215-3 2215 departs Erlton Stampede Station bound for Somerset-Bridlewood Station. 7/09/2004
2215-4 2215 seen arriving at Rundle Station bound for Whitehorn. 5/30/2005
2215-5 2215 on the tail end of a consist arriving northbound into Banff Trail Station. 8/05/2011
2215-6 2215 departing Sirroco Station heading to Saddletowne Station. 12/16/2012
2215-7 2215 arriving at Shaganappi Point Station heading to 69th Street West. 11/16/2014
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