Central LRT Station

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Central
Edmonton LRT Station
Central Station Edmonton.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°32′28″N 113°29′31″W / 53.54111°N 113.49194°W / 53.54111; -113.49194Coordinates: 53°32′28″N 113°29′31″W / 53.54111°N 113.49194°W / 53.54111; -113.49194
Structure type Underground
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1978
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Central LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
5,850 board
5,680 alight
11,530 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
(Opens 2015)

Central Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is an underground station located beneath Jasper Avenue between 100 Street and 101 Street.

History[edit]

Central Station was one of the original five stations when the line opened on April 22, 1978.[3] When the LRT first opened, Central Station was the original southern terminus.

ETS once operated a Transit Information kiosk at 100A Street and Jasper Avenue, above the station; however, it has since been relocated to Churchill Station. The building now serves as an entrance for users requiring an elevator to get to the station platform.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 125 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. At just under eight metres wide, the platform is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines. Access to the platform is from the concourse level by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. The concourse level is part of the Edmonton pedway system.[4]

There is direct underground access to Telus Plaza, Scotia Place and Commerce Place from the station at the concourse level.

The station includes a mural installed to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Edmonton's LRT system.[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. ^ The other four stations were Churchill Station, Stadium Station, Coliseum Station and Belvedere Station.
  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/central-station-art.aspx