Belvedere station (Edmonton)

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Belvedere
Edmonton LRT station
Belvedere LRT Station 6-22am.jpg
Coordinates 53°35′18″N 113°25′58″W / 53.58833°N 113.43278°W / 53.58833; -113.43278Coordinates: 53°35′18″N 113°25′58″W / 53.58833°N 113.43278°W / 53.58833; -113.43278
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Parking 780 Stalls
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Belvedere LRT Station
History
Opened 1978
Rebuilt 1998
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015)
(typical weekday)
4,752 board
4,618 alight
9,370 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
Terminus
Capital Line
toward Century Park
Route map

Belvedere station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit in Edmonton, Alberta. It serves the Capital Line. It is a ground-level station located at Fort Road and 129 Avenue.

History[edit]

The station is one of the original five stations, and opened on April 22, 1978. At that time, Belvedere was the north east terminus of the line.

The station underwent significant upgrades including a covered station, five car platform, and a grade separated pedestrian overpass—at a cost of $6.3 million, in 1998.[3]

Belvedere Station won two awards, the Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta Award of Excellence and the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Alberta Steel Design Award in the Architectural Category for Most Effective and Innovative Use of Structural Steel.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 121-metre-long (397 ft) centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car LRT trains at the same time, with one train on each side of the platform. The platform is just under 8 m (26 ft) wide, which is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines.[4]

The LRT station and transit centre has a park and ride lot with 780 parking spaces.

Public art[edit]

Belvedere Station is decorated with stained glass pieces entitled "Travail in Tandem".[5]

Around the station[edit]

Belvedere Transit Centre[edit]

Belvedere Transit Centre
Platforms 12 bus bays[6]
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Belvedere Transit Centre

The Belvedere Transit Centre is located on the west side of the LRT station. It is connected to the station by a pedestrian overpass. It contains several amenities including Park & Ride, a drop off area, a large shelter, a pay phone and vending machines. There are no washrooms at this transit centre, but there are washrooms inside the LRT station.[7][8]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[9]

Destination Routes
Abbottsfield Transit Centre 180
Capilano Transit Centre 99
Clareview Transit Centre 10, 181, 186, 512
Coliseum Transit Centre 10, 99, 125, 512
Downtown 512
Eaux Claires Transit Centre 180
Fraser 186
Jasper Place Transit Centre 125
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 125
Londonderry 181
Northgate Transit Centre 152, 153, 154, 186
Stadium Transit Centre 125, 512
Westmount Transit Centre 125

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from Belvedere Transit Centre include routes: 620, 844 and 849.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD160 Light Rail Vehicle" (PDF). Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2015 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. April 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). p. 700. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-04. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Belvedere Transit Centre Map" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Belvedere Transit Centre". Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  8. ^ "Belvedere LRT Station". Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  9. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Belvedere LRT Station at Wikimedia Commons