Franklin station (Calgary)

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Franklin
C-Train station (Northeast Line)
Franklin (C-Train) 2.jpg
Location 2826 Memorial Drive SE
Coordinates 51°02′50″N 113°59′40″W / 51.04722°N 113.99444°W / 51.04722; -113.99444Coordinates: 51°02′50″N 113°59′40″W / 51.04722°N 113.99444°W / 51.04722; -113.99444
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) Blue Line (202)
Platforms Center-loading platform
Connections 26 Dover
440 Chateau Estates
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 578 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1985
Rebuilt 2013
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
Blue Line
toward Saddletowne

Franklin station is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Northeast Line (Route 202) and opened on April 27, 1985 as part of the original route.

The station is located in the median of Memorial Drive, just West of the intersection with 28 Street SE. The station is 4.7 km (2.92 mi) from the City Hall Interlocking. Pedestrian bridges connect the station to either side of Memorial Drive. Stairs, escalators, as well as an elevator provide access down to the center-loading platform. The station serves residential neighbourhoods to the south (Albert Park/Radisson Heights) and industrial areas to the north. 578 parking spaces are available for commuters.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate 4-car trains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Franklin station also had new furnishings installed, in addition to a platform extension. Construction was completed in the late Summer/Fall of 2013.[1]

In 2005, the station registered and average transit of 4,700 boardings per weekday.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  2. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-24.