Grandin LRT Station

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Grandin
Edmonton LRT Station
Grandin Station-Government Centre station in Edmonton, AB.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°32′10″N 113°30′37″W / 53.53611°N 113.51028°W / 53.53611; -113.51028Coordinates: 53°32′10″N 113°30′37″W / 53.53611°N 113.51028°W / 53.53611; -113.51028
Connections
Structure type underground
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1989
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Grandin/Government Centre LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
2,650 board
2,570 alight
5,220 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
(Opens 2014)

Grandin (Government Centre) Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is an underground station located beneath 110 Street between 99 Avenue and 98 Avenue. The station provides service to the Government Centre part of the downtown core and the neighbourhood of Oliver. The station is connected to the Alberta Legislature and several other government buildings by an underground pedway.

History[edit]

Grandin (Government Centre) Station was opened in September 1989 when the LRT system was extended 0.8 km south from the Corona Station through a light rail tunnel running beneath the downtown core.[3]

Grandin Station was the southern terminus of the LRT line prior to the opening of the University Station in August 1992. Grandin Station is connected to the University Station by the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge,[4] a dedicated LRT bridge (with a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists).

Station layout[edit]

The platform is a 123 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 surface by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. The escalator and stairs at the south end of the platform connect to a pedway system that provides access to several government buildings near the station. This pedway is separate from, and not part of, the Edmonton pedway system.[5]

Public art[edit]

The station's west wall features a mural of Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin, the first Catholic Bishop in Alberta. It was designed by artist Sylvie Nadeau and it was donated by the Francophone Jeunesse de l'Alberta.[6]

Around the station[edit]

Government Centre Transit Centre[edit]

Government Centre
Transit Centre
Government Centre TC at night.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°32′10″N 113°30′16″W / 53.53611°N 113.50444°W / 53.53611; -113.50444
Platforms 10 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Government Centre Transit Centre

The Government Centre Transit Centre is located on 107 Street south of 99 Avenue, adjacent to the Legislature grounds. The transit centre is served by ETS, St. Albert Transit (StAT) and Strathcona County Transit (SCT). Routes encompass the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

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

Destination Routes
Castle Downs Transit Centre 16, 160, 161, 162 ETS
Downtown 52 ETS
Mill Woods Transit Centre 71 ETS
Southgate Transit Centre 52 ETS
Sherwood Park[8] 406, 413 SCT
St. Albert 208, 209 StAT

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). 15 November 2004. Archived from the original on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Dudley Menzies Bridge – Light Rail Transit Bridge Over The North Saskatchewan River
  5. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/alerts_routes_schedules_maps/grandingovernment-centre-stati.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/transit/Government_Centre_Sept2012.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/Transit/Schedules_Routes/service-to-edmonton.aspx