Churchill LRT Station

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Churchill
Edmonton LRT station
ETS LRT Churchhill.jpg
Coordinates 53°32′39″N 113°29′21″W / 53.54417°N 113.48917°W / 53.54417; -113.48917Coordinates: 53°32′39″N 113°29′21″W / 53.54417°N 113.48917°W / 53.54417; -113.48917
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Churchill LRT Station
History
Opened 1978
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2015)
(typical weekday)
10,087 board
9,981 alight
20,068 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
toward Century Park
toward Mill Woods
Valley Line
Opens 2020
Terminus

Churchill LRT Station is an LRT station on both the Capital Line and the Metro Line in Edmonton, Alberta. It is an underground station located beneath Churchill Square and is a part of the Edmonton Pedway system.

An at-grade surface platform is currently under construction above the existing station at Rue Hull (99 Street) and 102 Avenue, and is scheduled to open in late 2020. The new platform will facilitate transfers between the Metro and Capital lines below grade, and the Valley Line and Festival Line at the surface level. By 2040 Churchill Station is expected to be one of the major hubs of the Edmonton LRT system, with four out of the five lines currently approved by the City passing through the station. [3]

History[edit]

Churchill Station opened on April 22, 1978 when the LRT system first began operations.

In November 2006, Churchill became the first LRT station in Edmonton to have an exclusive ad campaign, with all ad space, as well as many other parts of the station, in the station being used by ads for Enmax.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 129 metre long 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 eight meters wide, 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]

The LRT system control centre is located on the Churchill Station concourse level. The Edmonton Transit System Customer Services centre, complete with lost and found, was also located in the station before moving to City Hall in February 2013.[5] At one time, windows allowed pedestrians to view the control centre, but these were removed in 2008.

Lines[edit]

The station serves as a transfer point for the Metro Line, Capital Line, and future Valley Line.[6][7]

Public art[edit]

Churchill Station includes two pieces of public art. The first, "Ridden Down" is an abstract sculpture using welded steel that was installed in 1996. The second is a mural entitled "New Year's Eve".[8]

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. ^ "2015 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. April 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "LRT Line Names Approved". City of Edmonton. 
  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. ^ City of Edmonton (February 15, 2013). "ETS Customer Services Moves to City Hall". City of Edmonton. Retrieved April 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "TransEd Partners picked to build, operate Edmonton's Valley LRT Line". CBC News. November 25, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Valley Line – Stage 1 Mill Woods Town Centre to 102 Street" (pdf). City of Edmonton. November 25, 2015. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Churchill Station Art". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2016.