Banff Trail (C-Train)

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Banff Trail
CTrain Station (Northwest Line)
Banff Trail 7.jpg
Station statistics
Address 2374C Banff Trail NW
Coordinates 51°04′15.4″N 114°06′56″W / 51.070944°N 114.11556°W / 51.070944; -114.11556Coordinates: 51°04′15.4″N 114°06′56″W / 51.070944°N 114.11556°W / 51.070944; -114.11556
Connections No connections to bus routes
Structure type At-grade
Platforms Side-loading platforms
Parking 780 spaces
Other information
Opened 1987
Rebuilt Expected to start in 2014, closure required
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Calgary Transit
Preceding station   C-Train   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201

Banff Trail is a stop on the Northwest Line (Route 201) of the C-Train light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. It opened on September 7, 1987 as part of the original Northwest line and is located on the exclusive LRT right of way on the East side of Banff Trail NW, 4.1 km Northwest of the 7 Avenue & 9 Street SW interlocking. The station consists of two side-loading platforms with grade-level access from a pedestrian crossing of the tracks at the northern end of the station.

The station is located east of the McMahon Stadium (which features 780 spaces available for commuters), Burns Stadium, and the Motel Village district, and north-east of the junction of Crowchild Trail and the Trans-Canada Highway. It also serves the neighbourhoods of Banff Trail, Hounsfield Heights, Briar Hill and St. Andrews Heights.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate four-car C-Trains by the end of 2014, all three-car platforms are being extended. However, Banff Trail Station will also be refurbished in addition to a platform extension. Construction has not been officially scheduled yet, but is most likely to start in early 2014 and carry on into Summer 2014. This refurbishment will require an extended closure of the station.

The station registered 2,900 daily boardings in 2005.[1]

In 2008, Banff Trail Station registered 5,600 weekday boardings.[2]