Anderson (CTrain)

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Anderson
C-Train station
Anderson (C-Train) 5.jpg
Location 11015 Anderson Station Way SW
Coordinates 50°57′17″N 114°04′29″W / 50.95472°N 114.07472°W / 50.95472; -114.07472Coordinates: 50°57′17″N 114°04′29″W / 50.95472°N 114.07472°W / 50.95472; -114.07472
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) South Line
Platforms Center-loading platform
Connections 10 Dalhousie/Southcentre
29 Queensland
35 Bonavista/Canyon Meadows
56 Woodbine
81 Macleod Trail
92 McKenzie Towne
96 McKenzie
182 Mount Royal University South Express
409 Douglas Glen
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 1,750 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1981
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201

Anderson is a station on the South Line (Route 201) of the CTrain light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. The station opened on May 25, 1981, as part of the original South line. The station is located on the exclusive LRT right of way (adjacent to CPR ROW), 10.6 km South of the City Hall Interlocking. The station is located just north of Anderson Road near Macleod Trail.

History[edit]

The station was, until October 8, 2001, the southern terminus of the South Line, having served in this capacity since the LRT's original opening in 1981.The station is located primarily near residential areas such as Southwood and Willow Park, and it also provides access to the Southcentre Mall, by means of a pedestrian bridge and skywalk that cross Macleod Trail. 1323 paved parking spaces are located on-site, as well as a 427 space overflow lot.

The station consists of a center-loading platform with Mezzanine access at the South end and grade-level access at the North end.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate 4-car trains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Construction on the platform extension at Anderson Station started in June 24, 2013 and was completed in the late fall of 2013.[1]

The Anderson Shops and Garage, where the CTrain vehicles are maintained, is located here. CTrains operating on the NE line had to come up from the Anderson Garage every morning from the opening of the NE line in 1985 until the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility opened with McKnight–Westwinds Station in 2008.

In 2005, the station registered and average transit of 11,300 boardings per weekday.[2]

Conventional Train[edit]

In 1996, Siemens brought a RegioSprinter DMU (diesel multiple unit) railcar as part of a demonstration tour of North America. A new passenger platform was added on the CP Rail line adjacent to Anderson station. The RegioSprinter was operated between this platform and a platform at 162 Avenue SW located near present-day Somerset–Bridlewood station. This service was only in operation during peak hours and was discontinued after a few months when RegioSprinter continued its tour but this service proved to be very popular and it convinced the city board to plan the extension of the SE line to Somerset–Bridlewood Station in two phases.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.