Allen station (Waterloo)

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Allen Station Oct 2017.jpg
Station structurally complete, October 2017
LocationWaterloo, Ontario
Coordinates43°27′37″N 80°31′08″W / 43.46015°N 80.51886°W / 43.46015; -80.51886Coordinates: 43°27′37″N 80°31′08″W / 43.46015°N 80.51886°W / 43.46015; -80.51886
PlatformsCentre platform
ConnectionsBus interchange GRT buses 7, 16
Disabled accessYes
Other information
OpenedJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Preceding station Grand River Transit Following station
Waterloo Public Square
One-way operation
Ion Grand River Hospital
toward Fairway
Willis Way
toward Conestoga

Allen is a stop on the Region of Waterloo's Ion rapid transit system.[1] It is located in the median of King Street in Waterloo, between Allen and John Streets. It opened in 2019.

North of the station, the tracks split bidirectionally, with the northbound track continuing along King Street but the southbound track diverting along Allen to follow Caroline Street. They combine again beyond Erb Street to follow the Waterloo Spur rail line, together northward.

Access to the platform is from the crosswalks, at either Allen Street or John Street.

The station is located directly between two recent condominium developments: 'The Red' to the north, and the 'Bauer Lofts' to the south. Just to the northwest is the City of Waterloo's Adult Recreation Centre, and the 'Circa 1877' condominium. About 200m southeast is Sun Life Financial's Waterloo headquarters office tower.

The station's feature wall consists of red, tan, and white glass tiles in a pattern.


  1. ^ "Allen". About ION. GrandLinq Contractors. Retrieved 2016-12-22.

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