Stadium LRT Station

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Stadium
Edmonton LRT Station
StadiumLRTedmonton.jpg
Station statistics
Coordinates 53°33′36″N 113°28′15″W / 53.56000°N 113.47083°W / 53.56000; -113.47083Coordinates: 53°33′36″N 113°28′15″W / 53.56000°N 113.47083°W / 53.56000; -113.47083
Structure type Surface
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Parking 468 Stalls
Other information
Opened 1978
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by City of Edmonton
Website Stadium LRT Station
Traffic
Passengers (2013)
(typical weekday)
3,040 board
2,970 alight
6,010 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park

Stadium Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is a ground-level station located at 111 Avenue and 84 Street.

History[edit]

The station opened on April 22, 1978, and is one of the original five stations on the LRT system.[2]

In 2013, ETS began to replace the platform at the station. Temporary platforms will be built at either end of the station while the new platform is built.[3]

Future developments[edit]

In 2008, the City initiated a transit-oriented development (TOD) study in the area surrounding the station. The TOD would develop and improve the commercial and residential areas within walking distance (400–800 meters) of the station. In 2012, the City Council tabled the project due to costs,[4] but in early 2014 said it was still interested in exploring a TOD.[5]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 125 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. 468 parking spaces are available to commuters at the station.[6]

The station includes a 468 stall park-and-ride lot.

Public art[edit]

The public art at Stadium Station was designed by students at the University of Alberta. It is a series of flags and flagpoles made of coloured aluminum.[7]

Security[edit]

Stadium Station has been the scene of several violent crimes in recent years.[8]

  • In 2010, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the face and killed by a stranger.
  • In 2012, a man was robbed, while a second man who tried to help was stabbed.
  • In 2013, a 19-year-old man was stabbed in broad daylight in front of several witnesses.

Around the station[edit]

Stadium Transit Centre[edit]

Stadium Transit Centre
Station statistics
Platforms 8 bus bays
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Website Stadium Transit Centre

The Stadium Transit Centre is located on the east and west side of the LRT Station. It is connected to the station by a pedestrian underpass below the station.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[9]

Destination Routes
Belvedere Transit Centre 127
Clareview Transit Centre 2
Jasper Place Transit Centre 120
Lessard 2
Westmount Transit Centre 127

References[edit]

See also[edit]

Media related to Stadium LRT Station at Wikimedia Commons