South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park station

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South Campus/
Fort Edmonton Park
Edmonton LRT station
LRT Station South Campus squared.jpg
Coordinates 53°30′10″N 113°31′43″W / 53.50278°N 113.52861°W / 53.50278; -113.52861 (South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park)Coordinates: 53°30′10″N 113°31′43″W / 53.50278°N 113.52861°W / 53.50278; -113.52861 (South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park)
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website South Campus LRT Station
History
Opened 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
5,613 board
5,221 alight
10,834 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
toward Century Park
toward NAIT
Metro Line

South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta. It is served by the Capital Line and the Metro Line during peak hours. It is a ground-level station located on the University of Alberta's South Campus approximately two blocks to the west of the site originally proposed for the station on 113 Street.

History[edit]

The station was formally opened on April 25, 2009, with regular service commencing on April 26, 2009.[2]

South Campus was the southern terminus of the Capital Line for 52 weeks, from 2009 to 2010.

on September 18th 2018 a man was stabbed on the platform while waiting for the train.[3]

Name[edit]

On September 5, 2012, Edmonton City Council's executive committee voted to change the name of the station from "South Campus" to "South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park", citing Fort Edmonton Park lobbying for their name to be added since the station's opening. This vote was against the advice of the city's naming committee, who had originally chosen not to add Fort Edmonton Park to the name, because of its distance from the station – 3.4 kilometres. This change led to some negative feedback from the public, believing that tourists to the city would expect the park to be within walking distance of that station, and not a five-minute bus ride.[4][5][6]

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 123 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car trains at the same time, one on each side of the platform. The platform is exactly nine metres wide.[7]

Around the station[edit]

South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre[edit]

South Campus/
Fort Edmonton Park
Transit Centre
South Campus-Fort Edmonton Park Transit station.jpg
Platforms 14 bus bays[8]
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre

The South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre is adjacent to the LRT station to the west. It has several amenities including public washrooms, a large shelter, a pay phone and vending machines. There is no drop-off area or park & ride.[9] The transit centre itself is not directly at Fort Edmonton Park; it is 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) driving distance from the attraction.[10] Walking to the attraction from the transit centre can be difficult as there are no direct paths there from the transit centre.

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[11]

Destination Routes
Acheson 562
Aspen Gardens 50, 53
Belgravia 55
Brander Gardens 32
Capilano Transit Centre 4
Century Park Transit Centre 30, 36, 43
Fort Edmonton Park 595
The Grange 139
The Hamptons 139
Leger Transit Centre 30, 36
Lessard 104, 105, 106
Lewis Farms Transit Centre 4
Lymburn 104
Southgate Transit Centre 32, 50, 53, 55
Spruce Grove 562
University Transit Centre 4, 54, 106
Wedgewood 138
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 4, 106, 562
Whyte Ave 4

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre include routes 697, 728, 735, 738, 828 and 926.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Brittney (April 25, 2009). "Opening Celebrations for two new LRT stations held today". iNews880. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Parsons, Page (18 September 2018). "'Plunged a knife a couple times': Witnesses treat stabbing victim at South Campus LRT station platform". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ Johnston, Scott (August 31, 2012). "Add name Fort Edmonton to South Campus LRT". iNews880. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "Fort Edmonton to be added to LRT station name". CBC News. September 5, 2012. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Staples, David (September 7, 2012). "Close only counts in horse shoes ... and LRT stations". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved September 9, 2012.
  7. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  8. ^ "South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "South Campus Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre to Fort Edmonton Park Maps". Google. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park at Wikimedia Commons