6 Street Southwest station
|Location||631C - 7 Avenue SW|
|Owned by||Calgary Transit|
|Line(s)||Red (201) and Blue (202)|
|Platforms||single side-loading platform|
6 Street Southwest station is a CTrain light rail station in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The 6 Street Southwest is only used by eastbound trains, with the nearest westbound stops being the 7 Street Southwest station and the 3 Street Southwest station, both of which are only served by westbound trains. The platform is located on the south side of 7 Avenue South, within the free fare zone of the CTrain and serves 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.
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 weekday boardings in 2005.
In 2008, according to the Calgary Transit Website, the daily weekday ridership remains at an unchanged rate of 7,900 boardings.