MacEwan station

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MacEwan
Edmonton LRT station
MacEwan LRT.jpg
Coordinates 53°32′52″N 113°29′57″W / 53.54778°N 113.49917°W / 53.54778; -113.49917Coordinates: 53°32′52″N 113°29′57″W / 53.54778°N 113.49917°W / 53.54778; -113.49917
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened September 6, 2015[1]
Electrified 600 V DC[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
4,052 board
4,088 alight
8,140 Total[3]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward NAIT
Metro Line
toward Century Park

MacEwan station is a Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta. It serves the Metro Line. It is located across from MacEwan University on 105 Avenue between 103 and 104 Street. The station opened on September 6, 2015.[1]

History[edit]

Construction on the first phase of the project that links the station with Churchill station began in the fall of 2009 with completion originally set for early 2014.[4]

It was announced on August 31, 2009, that the Katz Group had bought the land adjacent to the site for the MacEwan Station, with the intention to build Rogers Place, a new NHL arena.[5] That development became known as the Ice District.

Around the station[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ramsay, Caley (September 6, 2015). "After lengthy delay, Metro Line LRT opens to riders". Global News Edmonton. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "SD160 Light Rail Vehicle" (PDF). Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Metro Line Delay FAQ" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 8, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-13. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Downtown arena has big potential[dead link]