Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station

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Bay/Enterprise Square
Edmonton LRT Station
Bay-Enterprise Square station platform.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°32′27″N 113°29′54″W / 53.54083°N 113.49833°W / 53.54083; -113.49833Coordinates: 53°32′27″N 113°29′54″W / 53.54083°N 113.49833°W / 53.54083; -113.49833
Structure type Underground
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1983
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Bay/Enterprise Square LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
5,410 board
5,290 alight
10,700 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
(Opens 2015)

Bay/Enterprise Square Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is an underground station located beneath Jasper Avenue between 103 Street and 104 Street. It is named for both the former Bay store and Enterprise Square, the University of Alberta's downtown campus.

The station was originally called Bay Station.

History[edit]

The station opened in June 1983 along with Corona Station when the tunnel running beneath downtown Edmonton was extended west by 0.8 km from Central Station.[3]

On January 28, 2009, Edmonton City Council approved the decision to rename the station Bay/Enterprise Square as the former Bay building became the University of Alberta's downtown campus, Enterprise Square in 2008.[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 130-metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car LRT trains at the same time, with one train on each side of the platform. The platform is just over eight metres wide. Access to the platform is from the concourse level by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. The concourse level is connected to the pedway system through Enterprise Square.[5]

Around the station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD160 Light Rail Vehicle". Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. May 2007. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report". Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Landry, Frank (January 29, 2009). "LRT station renamed for Enterprise Square". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012.