6 Street Southwest/7 Street Southwest

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7th Street SW
C-Train station
7th Street SW C-Train 6794176583.jpg
Location 840C - 7 Avenue SW
Coordinates 51°02′49.2″N 114°04′48″W / 51.047000°N 114.08000°W / 51.047000; -114.08000
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 2009
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201
westbound
One-way operation
Route 202
westbound
One-way operation
6th Street SW
C-Train station
Location 631C - 7 Avenue SW
Coordinates 51°02′48.4″N 114°04′29″W / 51.046778°N 114.07472°W / 51.046778; -114.07472
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 2009
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
One-way operation
Route 201
eastbound
One-way operation
Route 202
eastbound
toward Saddletowne

6 Street Southwest and 7 Street Southwest are stops in downtown Calgary on the city's CTrain light rail system.

The 6 Street Southwest stop is used by eastbound trains, and the 7 Street Southwest stop is used by westbound trains. Platforms for the station are located on the sides of 7 Avenue South. Both platforms are inside the free fare zone of the CTrain and serve both routes 201 and 202.

The original 6 Street W station, located between 6 Street & 5 Street SW opened on May 25, 1981, as part of Calgary's original LRT line from 8 Street W to Anderson. As part of Calgary's 7 Avenue Refurbishment project, On April 7, 2008, the station was closed and demolished and the new station rebuilt in its place. The new station opened on March 27, 2009, just under one year after the original station closed down.

The original 7 Street W station was located between 7 Street & 8 Street SW (adjacent to the Sandman Hotel) and opened on May 25, 1981, as part of Calgary's original LRT line from 8 Street W to Anderson. On February 27, 2009, the new 7 Street W station opened one block East (between 6 Street & 7 Street SW) and the old platform was immediately closed and demolished shortly afterwards.

Like all refurbished 7 Avenue platforms, the entire sidewalk slopes up to the station at both ends and the platform can handle 4-car trains.

The station registered an average of 7,900 (6th Street platform) and 12,400 (7th Street platform) weekday boardings in 2005.[1]

In 2008, according to the Calgary Transit Website, the daily weekday ridership remains at an unchanged rate of 12,400 boardings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved August 24, 2007. 
  2. ^ Calgary Transit - About CT (Statistics - LRT Ridership)