Coliseum LRT Station

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Coliseum
Edmonton LRT Station
ETS LRT Coliseum.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°34′14″N 113°27′30″W / 53.57056°N 113.45833°W / 53.57056; -113.45833Coordinates: 53°34′14″N 113°27′30″W / 53.57056°N 113.45833°W / 53.57056; -113.45833
Structure type Surface
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 1978
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Coliseum LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
4,410 board
5,420 alight
9,830 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park

Coliseum Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is located at 78 Street and 118 Avenue, and is built on an overpass above 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

History[edit]

The station is one of the original five stations, and opened on April 22, 1978.

Although Coliseum was never a terminus of the LRT line, all trains started and ended their runs at Coliseum when the fleet of LRT rail cars was maintained at the Cromdale garage nearby. The fleet is now housed at the D.L. MacDonald Transit Yard, which was completed in December 1983.[3]

Future developments[edit]

ETS is exploring options to make the station more accommodating during the harsh winter months in Edmonton. An enclosed pedway connecting the station to the Edmonton Expo Centre and a way to "shut in" the station are planned. The station may also be renamed to include "Northlands".[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 124 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.[5]

Public art[edit]

The public art for Coliseum Station is a mural entitled "People on the Move" painted by Works 2 Works students.[6]

Around the station[edit]

Coliseum Transit Centre[edit]

Coliseum Transit Centre
Station statistics
Platforms 13 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Coliseum Transit Centre

The Coliseum Transit Centre is located on the west side of the LRT Station. It is connected to the north end of the station by a pedestrian underpass below the station.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[7]

Destination Routes
Abbottsfield Transit Centre 8, 141, 142
Belvedere Transit Centre 99, 127
Capilano Transit Centre 99
Clareview Transit Centre 10
Highlands 318
Kingsway Transit Centre 143
Montrose 143
Westmount Transit Centre 5, 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. ^ "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kent, Gordon (June 8, 2013). "Enclosed pedway eyed for Coliseum LRT station". Edmonton Journal. Canada.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Coliseum Station Art". City of Edmonton. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "ETS Transit Centre Map - Coliseum". City of Edmonton. Retrieved August 3, 2013.