Fish Creek–Lacombe station

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Fish Creek–Lacombe
C-Train station
Fish Creek-Lacombe (C-Train) 2.jpg
Location14300 Shawnee Gate SW
Coordinates50°55′23″N 114°04′23″W / 50.92306°N 114.07306°W / 50.92306; -114.07306Coordinates: 50°55′23″N 114°04′23″W / 50.92306°N 114.07306°W / 50.92306; -114.07306
Owned byCalgary Transit
PlatformsCenter platform
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking1,130 spaces
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened2001
Rebuilt2012 (platform extension)
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Red Line

Fish Creek–Lacombe station is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta. It serves the South Line (Route 201). It is located on the exclusive LRT right of way (adjacent to CPR ROW), 14.2 km south of the City Hall interlocking. The station is west of MacLeod Trail and just to the north of James McKevitt Road.

It was one of the two new stations to open on October 9, 2001 as part of the South LRT Extension Phase I. The station was, until June 27, 2004, the southern terminus of the South Line. The station was designed with the former Midnapore train station in mind, being an active replica that is used as part of Calgary's Light Rail Transit system and is currently the only station that serves in such manner.[citation needed]

The station serves the Fish Creek Provincial Park and St. Mary's University College, as well as the neighbourhoods of Midnapore, Shawnee Slopes and Millrise. The station has a center-loading platform with barrier-free access at both ends. The North end connects to the ticket pavilion and the bus terminal. The south end connects to the park-and-ride lot as well as the pedestrian overpass that provides access to St. Mary's University College and Fish Creek Provincial Park. A large 1130 space park-and-ride lot is located on site.

The station platform was originally constructed to 3-car length with room set aside to easily expand to 4-car length when needed in the future. Construction on a Southern extension of the platform started on July 16, 2012 and the new platform extension and relocated track crossing opened on December 15, 2012.

In 2005, the station registered an average of 6,200 boardings per weekday.[1]

Connecting bus routes[edit]

11 Southwest Loop
12 Southwest Loop
15 Millrise
52 Evergreen/Somerset

References[edit]

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