Century Park station (Edmonton)

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Century Park
Edmonton LRT station
LRT Station Century Park 1st train.jpg
Coordinates 53°27′27″N 113°30′59″W / 53.45750°N 113.51639°W / 53.45750; -113.51639Coordinates: 53°27′27″N 113°30′59″W / 53.45750°N 113.51639°W / 53.45750; -113.51639
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 1230 Stalls
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Century Park LRT Station
History
Opened 2010
Traffic
Passengers (2015)
(typical weekday)
13,573 board
12,851 alight
26,424 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line Terminus
toward NAIT
Metro Line Terminus
Route map

Century Park station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Capital Line and the Metro Line during peak hours. It is a ground-level station located at 111 Street near 23 Avenue, and is named after the transit-oriented development Century Park, located on the former Heritage Mall site next to the station. Century Park is currently the southern terminus of both the Capital Line and the Metro Line.

The station was officially opened on April 24, 2010, with regular service commencing on April 25, 2010.[2][3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 123 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two trains at the same time, one on each side of the platform. The platform is exactly nine metres wide.[4] It also has a grade separated pedestrian overpass connecting the platform to the Century Park Transit Centre and the Century Park development. A 1,230 stall park and ride lot is adjacent to the station.

"Continuum"

Public art[edit]

Titled "Continuum", Century Park Station is decorated with three suspended wire spheres covered in maple leaves.[5]

Around the station[edit]

Century Park Transit Centre[edit]

Century Park Transit Centre
Century Park LRT Station.jpg
An overview showing the transit centre in front of the LRT station and the connecting pedestrian bridge
Platforms 16 bus bays[6]
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Century Park Transit Centre

The Century Park Transit Centre is located on the east side of 111 Street, adjacent to the LRT station. The transit centre has climate controlled waiting rooms, public washrooms, a drop off area, park & ride, a convenience store, a pay phone and covered bicycle parking.[7] It is connected to the station by an elevator-equipped pedestrian overpass which also crosses to the west side of 111 Street and the Blue Quill neighbourhood. East of the transit centre is the 1230 space park and ride lot.

Originally named the "Kaskitayo Transit Centre", the transit centre was renamed to "Heritage Transit Centre" in 2000 and again to "Century Park Transit Centre" in 2010.[8]

The Century Park Transit Centre offers connections to much of South Edmonton, as well as the Edmonton International Airport and the city of Leduc.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[9][10]

Destination Routes
Allard 47, 347 ETS
Ambleside 24, 324 ETS
Blackburne 48 ETS
Beaumont 540 ETS
Chappelle 331 ETS
Charlesworth 79 ETS
Downtown 9 ETS
Eaux Claires Transit Centre 9 ETS
Edmonton International Airport 747 ETS
Ellerslie Crossing 78 ETS
Harry Ainlay 46 ETS
Heritage Valley 39, 339 ETS
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 9 ETS
Lakewood Transit Centre 74 ETS
Leduc 1 Leduc Transit
Leger Transit Centre 23, 24, 25, 30, 35, 36, 37 ETS
Mill Woods Transit Centre 23, 30, 74, 77, 78, 79 ETS
Northgate Transit Centre 9 ETS
The Orchards 77 ETS
Rutherford 39, 49, 339 ETS
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre 30, 36, 43 ETS
South Edmonton Common 74 ETS
Southgate Transit Centre 9, 17, 40, 41, 44, 45, 74, 301 ETS
South Terwillegar 35, 37 ETS
Summerside 79 ETS
Twin Brooks 44 ETS
Walker 77 ETS
Windermere 25 ETS
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 23 ETS
Yellowbird 40, 46 ETS

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from Century Park Transit Centre include routes: 613, 790, 791, 795, 885, 887, 888, 889, 892, 923, 972, 976 and 979.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. April 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Opens Two New LRT Stations". City of Edmonton. April 24, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ "LRT south extensions unveiled". CBC.ca. April 16, 2010. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. 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 2013-05-27. 
  6. ^ "Century Park Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Century Park Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/about_ets/ets-history-statistics.aspx
  9. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Route 1 Schedule and Map". Leduc Transit. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Century Park (ETS) at Wikimedia Commons