Health Sciences/Jubilee station

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Health Sciences/Jubilee
Edmonton LRT station
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Coordinates53°31′13″N 113°31′33″W / 53.52028°N 113.52583°W / 53.52028; -113.52583Coordinates: 53°31′13″N 113°31′33″W / 53.52028°N 113.52583°W / 53.52028; -113.52583
Owned byCity of Edmonton
PlatformsCentre and Side
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeSurface
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteHealth Sciences/Jubilee LRT Station
History
Opened2006
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
8,028 board
7,825 alight
15,853 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station Edmonton LRT Following station
University
toward Clareview
Capital Line McKernan/Belgravia
University
toward NAIT
Metro Line

Health Sciences/Jubilee station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves both the Capital Line and the Metro Line. It is a ground-level station located at 114 Street at 83 Avenue on the University of Alberta's main campus.

History[edit]

Health Sciences station opened on January 3, 2006,[2] and was the second LRT station built on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. It was also the first above ground station to be built since Clareview station which opened in 1981 and the first station built as part of the Capital Line's South expansion which added five new stations and 7.8 km of track to the system by 2010.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 124-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 exactly nine metres wide.[3][4]

An enclosed pedway system that connects the station with the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Kaye Edmonton Clinic and University of Alberta Hospital opened in June 2013.[5][6]

The station's platform features text etched into the glass walls and footprint impressions in the concrete as part of the public art piece "I Witness" by Holly Newman.[7]

The Station Has one Termination track that allows Metro Line trains to terminate, The Platform is Off-Limits to the public. The Platform allows one 3 Car Metro Train To terminate/Reverse.

Around the station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Edmonton's LRT officially arrives at new station". Edmonton Journal. Canada.com. January 3, 2006. Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  3. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "South LRT - Making Tracks Summer 2010" (PDF). City of Edmonton. July 20, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-20. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Haines, Lucy (January 5, 2012). "Health Sciences pedway underway". Metro Edmonton. Retrieved January 29, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Work begins on Health Sciences LRT pedway". 630ched.com. January 4, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "I Witness". City of Edmonton Public Art Collection. Edmonton Arts Council. Retrieved July 19, 2016.