NAIT station

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NAIT
Edmonton LRT station
NAITLRTUC.jpg
Coordinates 53°33′58″N 113°30′21″W / 53.56611°N 113.50583°W / 53.56611; -113.50583Coordinates: 53°33′58″N 113°30′21″W / 53.56611°N 113.50583°W / 53.56611; -113.50583
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)
3,417 board
3,222 alight
6,639 Total[3]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
TerminusMetro Line
toward Century Park

NAIT station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta. It serves the Metro Line. The station will be temporarily located north of Princess Elizabeth Avenue, on the south side of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology's swimming pool and hockey arena wing, before a permanent station is ultimately built after a long-term comprehensive land use plan of the Edmonton City Centre Airport lands are finalized.[4][5][6] NAIT station is the northern terminus of the Metro Line.

History[edit]

Preliminary engineering of the line was completed July 2009 and construction of the phase from the MacEwan station to NAIT began in the summer of 2011. The station was supposed to open in 2014.[7] However, due to delays it opened on September 6, 2015.[1]

Station layout[edit]

NAIT Station is an at-grade station with a centre platform. Unlike the other LRT stations in Edmonton, the current platform at NAIT Station will only accommodate three-car trains. This is because it is a temporary station.

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 2010-10-26. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "North LRT Fact Sheet" (PDF). City of Edmonton. February 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "North LRT Stations". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "North LRT to NAIT". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on June 16, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Metro Line Delay FAQ" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 8, 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014.