39 Avenue (C-Train)
|Address||4115 - 1 Street SE|
|Connections||30 Highfield Industrial
|Rebuilt||Expected to start in 2014, closure required.|
|Owned by||Calgary Transit|
39 Avenue (formerly named 42 Avenue) is a stop on the South Line (Route 201) of the C-Train light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. The station opened on May 25, 1981 as part of the original South line. The station is located on the exclusive LRT right of way 3.4 km South of the City Hall Interlocking, at 39 Avenue SE, just East of Macleod Trail and serves the Alyth-Manchester industrial area as well as the Elboya neighbourhood.
It is located near the north end of a short tunnel that passes underneath 42nd Avenue. 229 parking spaces are available at the station on both sides. The station consists of two side-loading platforms and is completely at grade. 39 Avenue Station is the most exposed station to the elements as there is no canopy at all, unlike every other LRT station.
The station was originally called 42 Avenue because 42 Avenue is a major commercial roadway in the area. In 1986, the City decided to rename the station 39 Avenue to better indicate where it is located.
Calgary Transit is planning to operate four-car trains by the end of 2014. As a result, all three-car platforms are being extended. Construction work work to extend the platform southwards started in April 2014 and is expected to continue through to July 2014.
In 2005, the station registered an average transit volume of 3,600 boardings per weekday.