Dalhousie (CTrain)

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Dalhousie
C-Train station (Northwest Line)
Dalhousie (C-Train) 8.jpg
Location 4785 Dalhousie Drive NW
Coordinates 51°06′12″N 114°09′39″W / 51.10333°N 114.16083°W / 51.10333; -114.16083
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) Northwest (Route 201)
Platforms Center-loading platform
Connections 10 Southcentre/Dalhousie
22 Dalhousie
37 Northwest Loop
43 Northwest Loop
54 Edgevalley
76 Hawkwood
77 Edgemont
122 Varsity
137 Northwest Loop
143 Northwest Loop
154 Hamptons
181 Mount Royal University North Express
429 Sherwood
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 760 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2003
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201

Dalhousie is a station along the Northwest Line (Route 201) of the CTrain light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. It opened on December 15, 2003 as part of a 2.8 km (1.73 miles) extension of the Northwest line and was the terminal station of the Northwest line until June 14, 2009.

The station is located in the median of Crowchild Trail, just East of 53 Street Northwest and is 9 km Northwest of the 7 Avenue & 9 Street SW interlocking. The station opened on December 15, 2003, and was the first CTrain station to open with a four-car platform. Since then, all new extension stations have opened with four-car platforms.

The station has 760 parking spaces. From the stations opening in 2003, the park and ride lot was very crowded and would fill up very early in the morning. Since Crowfoot station opened in 2009 with almost double the spaces as Dalhousie, the situation has eased somewhat.

Pedestrian overpasses connect to the station from both the North and South sides of Crowchild Trail. Two escalators, a set of stairs, and an elevator provide access down to the platform. The station serves the adjacent communities of Dalhousie and Varsity, as well as Dalhousie Station, a regional shopping centre.

In 2008, the station registered an average of 18,300 boardings per weekday.[1]

The bus loop at Dalhousie station on a snowy day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.