South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park LRT Station

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South Campus/
Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton LRT Station
LRT Station South Campus squared.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°30′10″N 113°31′43″W / 53.50278°N 113.52861°W / 53.50278; -113.52861 (South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park)Coordinates: 53°30′10″N 113°31′43″W / 53.50278°N 113.52861°W / 53.50278; -113.52861 (South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park)
Structure type Surface
Platforms Centre platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 2009
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website South Campus LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
5,030 board
5,280 alight
10,310 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park

South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a ground-level station located on the University of Alberta's South Campus approximately two blocks to the west of the site originally proposed for the station on 113 Street.

History[edit]

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

South Campus was the southern terminus of the Capital Line for 52 weeks, from 2009 to 2010.

Name[edit]

On September 5, 2012, Edmonton City Council's executive committee voted to change the name of the station from "South Campus" to "South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park", citing Fort Edmonton Park lobbying for their name to be added since the station's opening. This vote was against the advice of the city's naming committee, who had originally chosen not to add Fort Edmonton Park to the name, because of its distance from the station – 3.4 kilometres. This change led to some negative feedback from the public, believing that tourists to the city would expect the park to be within walking distance of that station, and not a five-minute bus ride.[3][4][5]

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 exactly nine metres wide.[6]

Around the station[edit]

South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre[edit]

South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre
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The Transit Centre, on the right, is west of the LRT Station
Station statistics
Platforms 14 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Transit Centre

The South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre is located adjacent to the LRT station to the west. The transit centre primarily offers connections to West Edmonton.

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

Destination Routes
Brander Gardens 32
Capilano Transit Centre 4
Century Park Transit Centre 36, 43
Fort Edmonton Park/Edmonton Valley Zoo 596
The Hamptons 139
Leger Transit Centre 330
Lessard 104, 105, 106
Lewis Farms Transit Centre 4, 133
Mill Woods Transit Centre 30
Southgate Transit Centre 32, 50, 53, 55
University of Alberta 54, 106
Wedgewood 138


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report". 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. ^ Johnston, Scott (August 31, 2012). "Add name Fort Edmonton to South Campus LRT". iNews880. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fort Edmonton to be added to LRT station name". CBC News. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ Staples, David (September 7, 2012). "Close only counts in horse shoes ... and LRT stations". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved September 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/SouthCampus_FtEdm_Apr2013.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park at Wikimedia Commons