Shawnessy (CTrain)

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Shawnessy
C-Train station
Shawnessy Station on the Calgary C-train system.jpg
Location 17 Shawville Blvd. SW
Coordinates 50°54′38″N 114°04′14″W / 50.91056°N 114.07056°W / 50.91056; -114.07056Coordinates: 50°54′38″N 114°04′14″W / 50.91056°N 114.07056°W / 50.91056; -114.07056
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) South Line
Platforms Staggered side-loading platforms
Connections 11 Southwest Loop
12 Southwest Loop
15 Millrise
52 Evergreen/Somerset
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 206 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 2004
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201
Terminus

Shawnessy is a station on the South Line (Route 201) of the CTrain light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. It is located on the exclusive LRT right of way (adjacent to the CPR ROW), 16 km South of the City Hall Interlocking.

It was one of the two new stations to open on June 28, 2004 as part of the South LRT Extension Phase II. The station is located along Shawville Boulevard and serves the communities of Midnapore and Shawnessy, as well as the adjacent Shawnessy Towne Center shopping district.

The station's side-loading platforms are staggered with a pedestrian crossing of the tracks between the two platforms. This is the first LRT station in Calgary to have staggered platforms. The second station to be constructed this way is Martindale in the N.E. 206 parking spaces are made available at the station.

The station platforms were originally built to accommodate four-car-length trains.

In 2005, the station registered an average of 3,900 boardings per weekday.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.