Grandin station

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Edmonton LRT station
Grandin Station-Government Centre station in Edmonton, AB.jpg
Coordinates 53°32′10″N 113°30′37″W / 53.53611°N 113.51028°W / 53.53611; -113.51028Coordinates: 53°32′10″N 113°30′37″W / 53.53611°N 113.51028°W / 53.53611; -113.51028
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms centre platform
Tracks 2
Structure type underground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Grandin/Government Centre LRT Station
Opened 1989
Electrified 600 V DC[1]
Passengers (2015)
(typical weekday)
2,584 board
2,527 alight
5,111 Total[2]
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line
toward Century Park
Route map
High Level Bridge Streetcar
former CN
former CN yard
former Edmonton CPR Station
0.0 Jasper Plaza Terminal
0.5 Grandin stop
0.6 97 Avenue
1.1 North Saskatchewan River
1.6 Garneau stop
1.9 109 Street & Saskatchewan Drive
2.2 107 Street stop
2.6 1891 Railway Station
Streetcar Barn & Museum
3.0 Strathcona Terminal
former Strathcona CPR Station
CPR yard
Calgary and Edmonton Railway

Grandin station or Grandin/Government Centre station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves both the Capital Line and the Metro Line. It is an underground station located beneath 110 Street between 99 Avenue and 98 Avenue. The station provides service to the Government Centre part of the downtown core and the neighbourhood of Oliver. The station is connected to the Alberta Legislature and several other government buildings by an underground pedway.


Grandin (Government Centre) Station was opened in September 1989 when the LRT system was extended 0.8 km south from the Corona Station through a light rail tunnel running beneath the downtown core.[3]

Grandin Station was the southern terminus of the LRT line prior to the opening of the University Station in August 1992. Grandin Station is connected to the University Station by the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge,[4] a dedicated LRT bridge (with a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists).

Station layout[edit]

The platform is a 123 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. The platform is just over eight metres wide. Access to the platform is from the surface by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. The escalator and stairs at the south end of the platform connect to a pedway system that provides access to several government buildings near the station. This pedway is separate from, and not part of, the Edmonton pedway system.[5]

Public art[edit]

The station's west wall features a mural of Bishop Vital-Justin Grandin, the first Catholic Bishop in Alberta. It was designed by artist Sylvie Nadeau and it was donated by the Francophone Jeunesse de l'Alberta.[6] After some criticism from local First Nations activists that the Nadeau mural could be interpreted as celebratory of the Indian residential schools system, local artist Aaron Paquette was commissioned to create a second "response" mural from a First Nations cultural perspective.[7]

Around the station[edit]

Government Centre Transit Centre[edit]

Government Centre
Transit Centre
Government Centre TC at night.jpg
Coordinates 53°32′10″N 113°30′16″W / 53.53611°N 113.50444°W / 53.53611; -113.50444
Platforms 10 bus bays
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Government Centre Transit Centre

The Government Centre Transit Centre is located on 107 Street south of 99 Avenue, adjacent to the Legislature grounds. The transit centre is served by ETS, St. Albert Transit (StAT) and Strathcona County Transit (SCT). Routes encompass the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[8]

Destination Routes
Castle Downs Transit Centre 16, 160, 161, 162 ETS
Downtown 52 ETS
Mill Woods Transit Centre 71 ETS
Southgate Transit Centre 52 ETS
Sherwood Park[9] 406, 413 SCT
St. Albert 208, 209 StAT


  1. ^ "SD160 Light Rail Vehicle" (PDF). Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 October 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2015 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. April 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ "LRT Brochure" (PDF). 15 November 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Dudley Menzies Bridge – Light Rail Transit Bridge Over The North Saskatchewan River Archived 16 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 May 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
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  7. ^ "Contentious Grandin Station mural to be revised". Edmonton Journal, February 27, 2014.
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