McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station

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McKernan/Belgravia
Edmonton LRT station
LRT Station McKernan-Belgravia 10.jpg
Coordinates 53°30′47″N 113°31′34″W / 53.51306°N 113.52611°W / 53.51306; -113.52611Coordinates: 53°30′47″N 113°31′34″W / 53.51306°N 113.52611°W / 53.51306; -113.52611
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station
History
Opened 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
2,100 board
1,920 alight
4,020 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park

McKernan/Belgravia Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a ground-level station located on 114 Street at 76 Avenue.

The station, located between the Health Sciences/Jubilee Station and the South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Station, provides service to the neighborhoods of Belgravia and McKernan.

History[edit]

Originally, the proposed name for the station was the 76 Avenue Station; however both the Belgravia Community League and the McKernan Community League wanted the name to reflect their communities. After much discussion by the McKernan Community League Historian, Ed Stover, City Council voted to change the name to McKernan/Belgravia in October 2006.

The station was officially opened on April 25, 2009, with regular service commencing on April 26, 2009.[2]

McKernan/Belgravia is one of only six stations that have never been the terminus of the LRT system.[3]

Station Layout[edit]

The station has a 123 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car trains at the same time, one on each side of the platform. The platform is six metres wide, narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines.[4]

A pedestrian underpass, included as part of the station design, allows passengers and other pedestrian traffic to easily cross 114 Street.

Around the station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Brittney (April 25, 2009). "Opening Celebrations for two new LRT stations held today". iNews880. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ The other five are Coliseum, Stadium, Churchill, Bay/Enterprise Square, and Southgate stations.
  4. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to McKernan/Belgravia at Wikimedia Commons