69 Street Southwest station

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69th Street SW
C-Train West Line terminus
69 Street West C-Train station.jpg
Coordinates 51°02′15.42″N 114°11′13.32″W / 51.0376167°N 114.1870333°W / 51.0376167; -114.1870333Coordinates: 51°02′15.42″N 114°11′13.32″W / 51.0376167°N 114.1870333°W / 51.0376167; -114.1870333
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) Blue Line (202)
Platforms Centre-loading platform
Connections 93 Westbrook/Coach Hill
94 Westbrook/Strathcona
98 Cougar Ridge
439 Discovery Ridge
452 Wentworth
453 West Springs
454 Springbank Hill
456 Aspen Woods
Construction
Structure type Trench
Parking 93 spaces on surface lot, 750 spaces in parkade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2012
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
TerminusBlue Line
toward Saddletowne

69 Street Southwest station[1] is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is the sixth and terminal station on the West LRT line.[2] The station was opened for the public on December 8, 2012, as part of a preview of the new West Line with an opening ceremony for the line.[3] Revenue service started on December 10, 2012.[4]

The trenched station is located at the intersection of 69th Street SW and 17th Avenue SW, 8.2 km West of the 7 Avenue & 9 Street SW Interlocking. Ambrose University College and the new Ernest Manning High School,[5] which replaced the old one at 17 Avenue & 33 Street SW, due to the construction of the Westbrook station, are located adjacent to the 69 St. SW station. Another major school, Rundle College, is located a block away. The station is also near the Westside Recreation Centre.

69 Street along with 45 Street are the first trenched stations to be built in Calgary.

The centre-loading platform is accessed at both the east and west ends through station heads providing access to the platform via escalator, stairs, and an elevator.

The station includes a large Park & Ride lot that can accommodate 840 vehicles and it includes a multi-level parkade.[6]

The West Line is planned to be extended further west, past 69 Street SW, to Aspen Woods and Springbank Hill, once the population of those areas is sufficient for LRT. The extension is not expected to happen until after 2023, so 69 Street SW will be the terminus station for at least 5 years, barring a future change of planning.

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