Coliseum station (Edmonton)

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Coliseum
Edmonton LRT station
ETS LRT Coliseum.jpg
Coordinates 53°34′14″N 113°27′30″W / 53.57056°N 113.45833°W / 53.57056; -113.45833Coordinates: 53°34′14″N 113°27′30″W / 53.57056°N 113.45833°W / 53.57056; -113.45833
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Coliseum LRT Station
History
Opened 1978
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
3,546 board
3,495 alight
7,041 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park

Coliseum station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Capital Line. It is located at 78 Street and 118 Avenue, near Northlands Coliseum, and is built on an overpass above 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

History[edit]

The station is one of the original five stations, and opened on April 22, 1978.

Although Coliseum was never a terminus of the LRT line, all trains started and ended their runs at Coliseum when the fleet of LRT rail cars was maintained at the Cromdale garage nearby. The fleet is now housed at the D.L. MacDonald Transit Yard, which was completed in December 1983.[3]

Future developments[edit]

ETS is exploring options to make the station more accommodating during the harsh winter months in Edmonton. An enclosed pedway connecting the station to the Edmonton Expo Centre and a way to "shut in" the station are planned. The station may also be renamed to include "Northlands".[4]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 124-metre-long (407 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 eight metres wide, which is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines.[5]

Public art[edit]

The public art for Coliseum Station is a mural entitled "People on the Move" painted by Works 2 Works students.[6]

Around the station[edit]

Coliseum Transit Centre[edit]

Coliseum Transit Centre
Platforms 13 bus bays[7]
Construction
Parking No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Coliseum Transit Centre

The Coliseum Transit Centre is located on the west side of the LRT station. It is connected to the north end of the station by a pedestrian underpass below the station. This transit centre has few amenities, only having a pay phone.[8] More amenities are available in the neighboring LRT station including washrooms and a snack shop.[9]

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

Destination Routes
Abbottsfield Transit Centre 8, 141, 142
Belvedere Transit Centre 10, 99, 125, 512
Capilano Transit Centre 99
Clareview Transit Centre 10, 512
Concordia College 399
Downtown 5, 8, 512
Jasper Place Transit Centre 125
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 8, 125, 143
Lakewood Transit Centre 8
Montrose 143
Millgate Transit Centre 8
Mill Woods Transit Centre 8
Stadium Transit Centre 125, 512
Waste Management Centre 589
Westmount Transit Centre 5, 125

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from Coliseum Transit Centre include routes: 620, 750 and 940.[11]

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. ^ "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011. 
  4. ^ Kent, Gordon (June 8, 2013). "Enclosed pedway eyed for Coliseum LRT station". Edmonton Journal. Canada.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ "Coliseum Station Art". City of Edmonton. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Coliseum Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Coliseum Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Coliseum LRT Station". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved September 28, 2017.