Southland (CTrain)

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Southland
C-Train station
Southland (C-Train) 5.jpg
Location 10158 Sacramento Drive SW
Coordinates 50°57′51″N 114°04′36″W / 50.96417°N 114.07667°W / 50.96417; -114.07667Coordinates: 50°57′51″N 114°04′36″W / 50.96417°N 114.07667°W / 50.96417; -114.07667
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) South Line
Platforms Center-loading platform
Connections 16 Palliser
39 Acadia
56 Woodbine
79 Acadia/Oakridge
80 Oakridge/Acadia
81 Macleod Trail
84 Palliser
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 650 spaces
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1981
Rebuilt 2011
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
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Southland is a stop on the South Line (Route 201) of the CTrain light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. The station opened on May 25, 1981 as part of the original South line. The station is located on the exclusive LRT right of way (adjacent to CPR ROW), 9.5 km South of the City Hall Interlocking at Southland Drive.[1]

The station consists of a center-loading platform with mezzanine access on the North end and grade-level access at the South end.

The station is located primarily near residential areas to the west (the Southwood neighbourhood), and to the east of the station is the Southland Park business centre and Macleod Trail commercial strip, including the Southcentre Mall and the residential areas of Willow Park and Acadia. 650 spaces are available for parking at the station.

In 2005, the station registered an average transit of 10,500 boardings per weekday.[2]

Upgrades[edit]

The station was originally accessible only from the West side of the tracks; accessing the Southland Business Center required a long walk north to Southland Drive, along Southland Drive over the tracks, and South again on the other side. In November 2009, a pedestrian overpass was added to the Southland Park business centre, which allows for much quicker access to the business park.

Southland station was originally built to accommodate the three-car trains in use at the time of construction. On February 3, 2011, construction was begun to renovate the platform to accommodate 4-car trains.[3] On March 19, 2011, service at the platform was halted until May 6 to facilitate the construction of the upgrade.[4][5]

The upgrade was completed in late August 2011.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ City of Calgary (2002). "Southland LRT Station information brochure" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  3. ^ "Southland CTrain Station Upgrade". Calgary Transit. Retrieved February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Southland CTrain Station Closure". Calgary Transit. Retrieved March 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Southland CTrain Station Reopens". Calgary Transit. Retrieved May 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ http://www.calgarytransit.com/html/southland_station_closure.html