Southgate LRT Station

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Southgate
Edmonton LRT Station
Southgate TC 5233559744.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°29′8″N 113°31′0″W / 53.48556°N 113.51667°W / 53.48556; -113.51667Coordinates: 53°29′8″N 113°31′0″W / 53.48556°N 113.51667°W / 53.48556; -113.51667
Structure type Surface
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened 2010
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Southgate LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
8,900 board
9,720 alight
18,620 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
Terminus

Southgate Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a ground-level station located next to the Southgate Centre shopping mall and the Southgate Transit Centre at 51 Avenue and 111 Street.

The station was officially opened on April 24, 2010, with regular service commencing on April 25, 2010.[2]

Southgate Station is located between South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Station and Century Park Station. It provides an important transit connection between southwest Edmonton neighbourhoods, the University of Alberta and downtown Edmonton.

Station layout[edit]

"Immense Mode"

The station has a 123 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two trains at the same time, one on each side of the platform. The platform is exactly nine metres wide.[3] It also has a grade separated pedestrian overpass connecting the station to Southgate Centre and the Southgate Transit Centre to the east and the Malmo Plains neighbourhood to the west.

The public art chosen for the new Southgate LRT Station/Transit Centre is titled "Immense Mode", two twenty-foot brick boots.[4]

Around the station[edit]

Southgate Transit Centre[edit]

Southgate Transit Centre
Station statistics
Platforms 18 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Southgate Transit Centre

The Southgate Transit Centre is located on the east side of 111 Street, adjacent to the LRT Station. It is connected to the station by an elevator-equipped pedestrian overpass which also crosses to the west side of 111 Street and the Malmo Plains neighbourhood.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[5]

Destination Routes
Blackburne 338
Capilano Transit Centre 80
Century Park Transit Centre 17, 41, 42, 45, 301
Downtown/Strathcona 52
Eux Claires Transit Centre 9
Leger Transit Centre 31, 34, 38, 336
Meadows Transit Centre 33
Mill Woods Transit Centre 6, 73, 74
Snow Valley Ski Club 599
Southpark 304
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Transit Centre 32, 50, 53, 55
Twin Brooks 44
University of Alberta 599
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 33
Yellowbird 40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report". Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Opens Two New LRT Stations". City of Edmonton. April 24, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011". City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/alerts_routes_schedules_maps/southgate-transit-centre.aspx
  5. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/transit/Southgate_Sept2012.pdf

External links[edit]

Media related to Southgate LRT Station and Southgate Transit Centre at Wikimedia Commons