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CTrain lines, buses will run less frequently this fall as budget cuts kick in

The CTrain runs in downtown Calgary on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Photo by Chelsey Harms/660 News)

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — You can expect longer wait times for CTrain service come September 2 as part of the city’s effort to find savings after committing to reducing small business tax.

“Our review of routes and schedules included identifying ways that we could save while taking a least-harm approach to our service levels,” read a statement on the city’s website.

The city is notifying Calgarians of reduced frequency for CTrain service on both the red and blue lines.

You will have to wait for an extra 5 to 6 minutes for trains on weekends and after 8 p.m. on weekdays. It’s a 50 per cent increase from previous wait times of 10 to 11 minutes.

This could mean transfers will be affected between lines.

The city reviews transit routes four times a year, however, this time they say the route and schedule changes were made because of the budget cuts.

You can the full list of changes to both the CTrain and bus schedules by clicking here.