1 Street Southwest/Centre Street

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1st Street SW
C-Train station
Location 121C - 7 Avenue SE
Coordinates 51°02′47.6″N 114°03′51″W / 51.046556°N 114.06417°W / 51.046556; -114.06417
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) 7th Avenue Transit Corridor
Platforms Single side-loading platform
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1981
Rebuilt 2005
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201
westbound
One-way operation
Route 202
westbound
One-way operation
Centre Street
C-Train station
Location 124 - 7 Avenue SW
Coordinates 51°02′47″N 114°03′40″W / 51.04639°N 114.06111°W / 51.04639; -114.06111
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) 7th Avenue Transit Corridor
Platforms Single side-loading platform
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1981
Rebuilt 2000
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
One-way operation
Route 201
eastbound
One-way operation
Route 202
eastbound
toward Saddletowne

1 Street and Centre Street are stops in downtown Calgary on the city's CTrain light rail system. The 1 Street platform is used by westbound trains, and the Centre Street platform is used by eastbound trains. The two platforms are located on the sides of 7 Avenue South, west and east of Centre Street, and are both located inside the free fare zone serving both routes 201 and 202.

The original 1 Street W station opened on May 25, 1981, as part of Calgary's first LRT line from 8 Street W to Anderson and was located between 1 Street & 2 Street SW (across from the Scotia Center). On October 28, 2005, a new four-car platform for the 1 Street Southwest stop was finished. The platform moved to a new location between 1 Street and Centre Street, one block east of its old location. This was the first station to be refurbished as part of the 7 Avenue Refurbishment Project.

The original Centre Street station opened on May 25, 1981, as part of Calgary's first LRT line from 8 Street W to Anderson and was located between 1 Street SW & Centre Street. The station was relocated one block east between Centre Street & 1 Street SE to coincide with the Telus Convention Center Redevelopment and opened on May 30, 2000. This was not part of the 7 Avenue Refurbishment and the station was constructed to three-car length with room to easily expand to four-car length when needed in the future. Construction of the platform extension at Centre Street station was completed in early 2012.

All of the 7 Avenue Refurbished Stations that followed in 2005 - 2012 use the same basic design as Centre Street where the entire sidewalk slopes up to platform level. However, the canopy design at Centre Street is slightly different from the newer stations constructed in 2005 and onwards.

The Telus Convention Centre, Glenbow Museum, and the Calgary Tower are located near these platforms, as are skyscrapers such as the Suncor Energy Centre, Scotia Centre and Bow Valley Square.

The station registered an average of 11,200 and 19,000 weekday boardings (for Centre Street and 1 Street SW platforms respectively).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.