Central station (Edmonton)

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Central
Edmonton LRT station
Central Station Edmonton.jpg
Coordinates 53°32′28″N 113°29′31″W / 53.54111°N 113.49194°W / 53.54111; -113.49194Coordinates: 53°32′28″N 113°29′31″W / 53.54111°N 113.49194°W / 53.54111; -113.49194
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Central LRT Station
History
Opened 1978
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
6,303 board
6,208 alight
12,511 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line

Central station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves both the Capital Line and the Metro Line. It is an underground station located beneath Jasper Avenue between 100 Street and 101 Street.

History[edit]

Central LRT Station was one of the original five stations when the line opened on April 22, 1978.[3] When the LRT first opened, Central station was the original southern terminus.

ETS once operated a Transit Information kiosk at 100A Street and Jasper Avenue, above the station; however, it has since been relocated to the Edmonton Tower. The building now serves as an entrance for users requiring an elevator to get to the station platform.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 125-metre-long (410 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. At just under 8 m wide (26 ft), the platform is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines. Access to the platform is from the concourse level by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. The concourse level is part of the Edmonton pedway system.[4]

There is direct underground access to ATB Place, Scotia Place and Commerce Place from the station at the concourse level.

The station includes a mural installed to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Edmonton's LRT system.[5]

Around the station[edit]

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. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  3. ^ The other four stations were Churchill, Stadium, Coliseum and Belvedere stations.
  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 2013-06-08.