Martindale station

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Martindale
C-Train station (Northeast Line)
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Coordinates 51°07′11″N 113°57′39″W / 51.11972°N 113.96083°W / 51.11972; -113.96083Coordinates: 51°07′11″N 113°57′39″W / 51.11972°N 113.96083°W / 51.11972; -113.96083
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) Blue Line (202)
Platforms Side-loading platforms
Connections 60 Martindale
61 Taradale
85 Martin Crossing
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2012
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
Blue Line
Terminus

Martindale is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta. It serves the Northeast Line (Route 202). It opened August 27, 2012.[1][2]

The station is one of two that was constructed as part of a 2.9-kilometer (1.8-mile) extension of the Northeast line from McKnight–Westwinds station to Saddletowne station. It is located in a reserved right-of-way within the community of Martindale, with the side-loading platforms to be staggered west and east of Martindale Boulevard. Due to its location in a residential area primarily serving local residents, there are no park-and-ride lots at the station nor a bus terminal, unlike most other CTrain stations in Calgary.[3] Also, because of its location, CTrain speeds are reduced to 50 km/h (31.06 mi/h) in the general area.[4]

Martindale is the second station in the system to use staggered platforms (the first was Shawnessy in 2004). Martindale is also closer to residential homes than any other station in the system.

The opening of the Northeast extension was delayed by almost one year as the extension was originally planned to be open in late 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NE LRT Extension". Calgary Transit. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Markusoff, Jason (August 1, 2012). "Martindale, Saddletowne LRT stations open Aug. 27 (Extension was five years in the works, faced delays)". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ NE LRT Extension Overall Plan (PDF) (Map) (November 7, 2008 ed.). City of Calgary. Retrieved July 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ Zickefoose, Sherri (August 23, 2012). "Transit dropping LRT speeds near new stations after residents' outcry". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2012-09-01.