Van Buren/1st Avenue and Van Buren/Central Avenue stations

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Van Buren/Central Ave & Van Buren/1st Ave
METRO Light Rail ASU-Downtown Campus Southbound Station.jpg
Southbound platform at Central Station (a.k.a., Van Buren Street and Central Avenue and Van Buren Street and 1st Avenue) during the grand opening, December 27, 2008
Location Central Ave. and Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ
Owned by Valley Metro
Line(s)
Platforms Island platform
Construction
Parking no spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 27, 2008
Services
Preceding station   Valley Metro logo simplified.svg VMR   Following station
Valley Metro Rail
One-way operation
One-way operation

Van Buren/Central Ave & Van Buren/1st Ave, also known as Central Station, is a Valley Metro Rail station which exists in Downtown Phoenix. Despite having at least four different names, it is all actually one facility, which serves as a stop for various city buses as well as the DASH circulator.

Valley Metro Rail[edit]

Photograph of the northbound platform, located about 400 east of the southbound platform pictured above. Visible in the background is the Westward Ho.

The rail station is the 17th stop westbound and the 12th stop eastbound on the initial line. The station is configured in an island platform design, with the southbound platform which is located on 1st Avenue at Van Buren Street and the northbound platform located on Central Avenue at Van Buren Street, approximately 400 feet apart from one another.

Ridership[edit]

Weekday Rail Passengers[1][2]
Year In Out Average Daily In Average Daily Out
2009 487,617 484,226 1,920 1,906
2010 722,519 699,623 2,855 2,765
2011 846,556 814,385 3,386 3,257
2012 933,669 891,822 3,734 3,567
2013 927,532 879,009 3,710 3,516
2014 928,865 880,238 3,715 3,520
2015 911,971 849,842 3,647 3,399

Passenger counts shown here are the combined ridership from both the 1st Avenue and Central Avenue platforms.

Bus connections[edit]

Local Routes[edit]

  • 0 (Northbound buses board inside the station, southbound at 1st Avenue & Van Buren)
  • 1 (Both directions board on Van Buren & Central)
  • 3 (Both directions board on Van Buren & Central)
  • 7 (Both directions board on Van Buren & Central)
  • 8 (Both directions board inside Central Station)
  • 10 (Eastbound boards inside the station, westbound at 1st Avenue & Van Buren)
  • Grand Avenue Limited (Boards inside Central Station)

RAPID Routes[edit]

  • I-17
  • I-10 East
  • SR-51
  • I-10 West

Express Routes[edit]

  • 514
  • 520
  • 521
  • 522
  • 531
  • 533
  • 535
  • 541
  • 542
  • 562
  • 563
  • 571
  • 573
  • 575

Local Area Shuttle[edit]

  • DASH

Other Transit Agencies[edit]

  • Maricopa Xpress (MAX)

Notable Nearby Places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Valley Metro - Rail Ridership Reports". Retrieved 15 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Weekday Rail Passengers by Station (FY2015)" (PDF). Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°27′6″N 112°4′28.50″W / 33.45167°N 112.0745833°W / 33.45167; -112.0745833