Anderson (C-Train)

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Anderson
CTrain Station
Anderson (C-Train) 5.jpg
Station statistics
Address 11015 Anderson Station Way SW
Coordinates 50°57′17″N 114°04′29″W / 50.95472°N 114.07472°W / 50.95472; -114.07472Coordinates: 50°57′17″N 114°04′29″W / 50.95472°N 114.07472°W / 50.95472; -114.07472
Line(s) South Line
Connections 10 Dalhousie/Southcentre
29 Queensland
35 Bonavista/Canyon Meadows
56 Woodbine
81 Macleod Trail
92 McKenzie Towne
96 McKenzie
182 Mount Royal University South Express
409 Douglas Glen
Structure type At-grade
Platforms Centre-loading platform
Parking 1,750 spaces
Other information
Opened 1981
Rebuilt 2013
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Calgary Transit
Services
Preceding station   C-Train   Following station
toward Crowfoot
Route 201

Anderson is a station 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 (adjacent to CPR ROW), 10.6 km South of the City Hall Interlocking. The station is located just north of Anderson Road near Macleod Trail.

History[edit]

The station was, until October 8, 2001, the southern terminus of the South Line, having served in this capacity since the LRT's original opening in 1981.The station is located primarily near residential areas such as Southwood and Willow Park, and it also provides access to the Southcentre Mall, by means of a pedestrian bridge and skywalk that cross Macleod Trail. 1323 paved parking spaces are located on-site, as well as a 427 space overflow lot.

The station consists of a center-loading platform with Mezzanine access at the South end and grade-level access at the North end.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate 4-car trains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Construction on the platform extension at Anderson Station started in June 24, 2013 and was completed in the late fall of 2013. [1]

The Anderson Shops and Garage, where the C-Train vehicles are assembled and maintained, is located here.

In 2005, the station registered and average transit of 11,300 boardings per weekday.[2]

Conventional Train[edit]

In 1996, Siemens brought a RegioSprinter DMU (diesel multiple unit) railcar as part of a demonstration tour of North America. A new passenger platform was added on the CP Rail line adjacent to Anderson station. The RegioSprinter was operated between this platform and a platform at 162 Avenue SW located near present-day Somerset–Bridlewood station. This service was only in operation during peak hours and was discontinued after a few months when RegioSprinter continued its tour.

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