Churchill LRT Station

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Churchill
Edmonton LRT Station
ETS LRT Churchhill.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°32′39″N 113°29′21″W / 53.54417°N 113.48917°W / 53.54417; -113.48917Coordinates: 53°32′39″N 113°29′21″W / 53.54417°N 113.48917°W / 53.54417; -113.48917
Structure type Underground
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1978
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Churchill LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
8,350 board
7,590 alight
15,940 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
(Opens 2014)

Churchill Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is an underground station located beneath Churchill Square and is a part of the Edmonton Pedway system.

History[edit]

Churchill Station opened on April 22, 1978 when the LRT system first began operations.

In November 2006, Churchill became the first LRT station in Edmonton to have an exclusive ad campaign, with all ad space, as well as many other parts of the station, in the station being used by ads for Enmax.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 129 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 meters 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.[2]

The LRT system control centre is located on the Churchill Station concourse level. The Edmonton Transit System Customer Services centre, complete with lost and found, was also located in the station before moving to City Hall in February 2013.[3] At one time, windows allowed pedestrians to view the control centre, but these were removed in 2008.

Public art[edit]

Churchill Station includes two pieces of public art. The first, "Ridden Down" is an abstract sculpture using welded steel that was installed in 1996. The second is a mural entitled "New Year's Eve".[4]

Around the station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report". Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ City of Edmonton (February 15, 2013). "ETS Customer Services Moves to City Hall". City of Edmonton. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/alerts_routes_schedules_maps/churchill-station-art.aspx