Belvedere LRT Station

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Belvedere
Edmonton LRT Station
Belvedere LRT Station 6-22am.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°35′18″N 113°25′58″W / 53.58833°N 113.43278°W / 53.58833; -113.43278Coordinates: 53°35′18″N 113°25′58″W / 53.58833°N 113.43278°W / 53.58833; -113.43278
Structure type Surface
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Parking 780 Stalls
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 1978
Rebuilt 1998
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Belvedere LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
4,780 board
4,730 alight
9,510 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
Terminus
Capital Line
toward Century Park

Belvedere Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a ground-level station located at Fort Road and 129 Avenue.

History[edit]

The station is one of the original five stations, and opened on April 22, 1978. At that time, Belvedere was the north east terminus of the line.

The station underwent significant upgrades including a covered station, five car platform, and a grade separated pedestrian overpass—at a cost of $6.3 million, in 1998.[3]

Belvedere Station won two awards, the Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta Award of Excellence and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Alberta Steel Design Award in the Architectural Category for Most Effective and Innovative Use of Structural Steel.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 121 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 under eight metres wide, which is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines.[4]

The LRT station and transit centre has a park and ride lot with 780 parking spaces.

Public art[edit]

Belvedere Station is decorated with stained glass pieces entitled "Travail in Tandem".[5]

Around the station[edit]

Belvedere Transit Centre[edit]

Belvedere Transit Centre
Station statistics
Platforms 12 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Belvedere Transit Centre

The Belvedere Transit Centre is located on the west side of the LRT Station. It is connected to the station by a pedestrian overpass.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[6]

Destination Routes
Abbottsfield Transit Centre 180
Capilano Transit Centre 99
Clareview Transit Centre 10, 181, 186
Coliseum Transit Centre 10
Eaux Claires Transit Centre 180
Northgate Transit Centre 152, 153, 154, 186
Westmount Transit Centre 127

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. ^ a b "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/alerts_routes_schedules_maps/belvedere-station.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/transit/Belvedere_Sept2012.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Belvedere LRT Station at Wikimedia Commons