Grandin LRT Station
|High Level Bridge Streetcar|
Grandin (Government Centre) Station is an LRT station on the Capital Line in Edmonton, Alberta. 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.
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, a dedicated LRT bridge (with a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists).
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.
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. 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.
Around the station
- Alberta Legislature Building
- Edmonton General Hospital
- Grandin School
- High Level Bridge
- High Level Bridge Streetcar
Government Centre Transit Centre
|Platforms||10 bus bays|
|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:
|Castle Downs Transit Centre||16, 160, 161, 162||ETS|
|Mill Woods Transit Centre||71||ETS|
|Southgate Transit Centre||52||ETS|
|Sherwood Park||406, 413||SCT|
|St. Albert||208, 209||StAT|
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- "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "LRT Brochure" (PDF). 15 November 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 January 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
- Dudley Menzies Bridge – Light Rail Transit Bridge Over The North Saskatchewan River
- City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
- "Contentious Grandin Station mural to be revised". Edmonton Journal, February 27, 2014.