Southgate station (Edmonton)

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Southgate
Edmonton LRT station
Southgate TC 5233559744.jpg
Coordinates 53°29′8″N 113°31′0″W / 53.48556°N 113.51667°W / 53.48556; -113.51667Coordinates: 53°29′8″N 113°31′0″W / 53.48556°N 113.51667°W / 53.48556; -113.51667
Owned by City of Edmonton
Platforms Centre
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Surface
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Southgate LRT Station
History
Opened 2010
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
9,291 board
10,002 alight
19,293 Total[1]
Services
Preceding station   Edmonton Transit System   Following station
toward Clareview
Capital Line
Terminus
toward NAIT
Metro Line

Southgate 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 next to the Southgate Centre shopping mall and the Southgate Transit Centre at 51 Avenue and 111 Street.

The station was officially opened on April 24, 2010, with regular service commencing on April 25, 2010.[2]

Southgate LRT Station provides an important transit connection between southwest Edmonton neighbourhoods, the University of Alberta and downtown Edmonton.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 123-metre long centre-loading platform that can accommodate two trains at the same time, one on each side of the platform. The platform is exactly nine metres wide.[3] It also has a grade-separated pedestrian overpass connecting the station to Southgate Centre and the Southgate Transit Centre to the east and the Malmo Plains neighbourhood to the west.

Immense Mode

The transit centre features two 20-foot (6.1 m) brick boots, titled Immense Mode, a public art piece by Dawn Detarando and Bryan McArthur.[4]

Around the station[edit]

Southgate Transit Centre[edit]

Southgate Transit Centre
Platforms 18 bus bays[5]
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Website Southgate Transit Centre
History
Opened November 22, 1977[6]

The Southgate Transit Centre, first opened on November 22, 1977[6], is located on the east side of 111 Street, adjacent to the LRT Station. It is connected to the station by an elevator-equipped pedestrian overpass which also crosses to the west side of 111 Street and the Malmo Plains neighbourhood. This transit centre has a drop off area, a large shelter and a pay phone. It does not have park & ride, public washrooms or vending machines.[7] There are public washrooms available in the adjacent LRT station.[8]

The transit centre temporarily moved to the north side of 51 Avenue on 111 Street for 2007 and 2008, during the construction of the Southgate LRT station.[9]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[10]

Destination Routes
Aspen Gardens 50, 53
Belgravia 55, 319
Brander Gardens 33
Brookside 38
Capilano Transit Centre 80
Century Park Transit Centre 9, 17, 40, 41, 44, 45, 74, 301
Downtown 9, 52
Eaux Claires Transit Centre 9
Government Centre Transit Centre 52
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 9
Lakewood Transit Centre 6, 74
Leger Transit Centre 31, 34, 38
Meadows Transit Centre 33
Millgate Transit Centre 6, 33
Mill Woods Transit Centre 6, 74
Northgate Transit Centre 9
Southpark Centre 304
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre 50, 53, 55
South Edmonton Common 74
Twin Brooks 44
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 33
Whyte Ave 52
Yellowbird 40

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from Southgate Transit Centre include routes: 786, 787, 790, 791, 795, 820, 886, 888, 889, 890, 895 and 923.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Edmonton Opens Two New LRT Stations". City of Edmonton. April 24, 2010. Archived from the original on December 14, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  3. ^ City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Immense Mode". City of Edmonton Public Art Collection. Edmonton Arts Council. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Southgate Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Hatcher, Colin (1983). Edmonton's electric transit: the story of Edmonton's streetcars and trolley buses. ISBN 091913033X.
  7. ^ "Southgate Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  8. ^ "Southgate LRT Station". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Macdonald, Jac (29 June 2007). "New temporary home for Southgate LRT dock". Edmonton Journal. p. B.1.
  10. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.

External links[edit]

Media related to Southgate LRT Station and Southgate Transit Centre at Wikimedia Commons