Stadium station (Edmonton)

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Stadium
Edmonton LRT station
StadiumLRTedmonton.jpg
Coordinates53°33′36″N 113°28′15″W / 53.56000°N 113.47083°W / 53.56000; -113.47083Coordinates: 53°33′36″N 113°28′15″W / 53.56000°N 113.47083°W / 53.56000; -113.47083
Owned byCity of Edmonton
PlatformsCentre
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeSurface
Parking468 Stalls
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteStadium LRT Station
History
Opened1978
Electrified600 V DC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)
(typical weekday)
2,606 board
2,592 alight
5,198 Total[2]
Services
Preceding station Edmonton LRT Following station
Coliseum
toward Clareview
Capital Line Churchill

Stadium station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Capital Line. It is a ground-level station located at 111 Avenue and 84 Street, next to the Commonwealth Stadium and Clarke Stadium.

History[edit]

The station opened on April 22, 1978, and is one of the original five stations on the LRT system.[3]

In 2013, ETS began to replace the platform at the station. Temporary platforms will be built at either end of the station while the new platform is built.[4]

Future developments[edit]

In 2008, the City initiated a transit-oriented development (TOD) study in the area surrounding the station. The TOD would develop and improve the commercial and residential areas within walking distance (400–800 meters) of the station. In 2012, the City Council tabled the project due to costs,[5] but in early 2014 said it was still interested in exploring a TOD.[6]

The City of Edmonton developed a plan for the total redevelopment of Stadium Station with an emphasis on safety and security improvements. The plan will add a second platform and public washrooms, and remove all underground concourse sections. As of May 2019, the redesign is currently awaiting funding approval.

Station layout[edit]

The station has a 125 metre long centre loading platform that can accommodate two five-car LRT trains at the same time, with one train on each side of the platform. The platform is just under eight metres wide, which is narrow by current Edmonton LRT design guidelines. 468 parking spaces are available to commuters at the station.[7]

Public art[edit]

The public art at Stadium station was designed by students at the University of Alberta. It is a series of flags and flagpoles made of coloured aluminum.[8]

Security[edit]

Stadium station has been the scene of several violent crimes in recent years.[9]

  • In 2010, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the face and killed by a stranger.
  • In 2012, a man was robbed, while a second man who tried to help was stabbed.
  • In 2013, a 19-year-old man was stabbed in broad daylight in front of several witnesses.

Around the station[edit]

Stadium Transit Centre[edit]

Stadium Transit Centre
Platforms9 bus bays[10]
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteStadium Transit Centre

The Stadium Transit Centre is located on the east and west side of the LRT station (along 111 avenue). It is connected to the station by a pedestrian underpass below the station. This transit centre has park & ride and a drop off area. There are no public washrooms, pay phones, or vending machines at this transit centre.[11]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[12]

To/From Routes
Belvedere Transit Centre 125, 512
Coliseum Transit Centre 125, 512
Clareview Transit Centre 2, 512
Downtown 2, 120, 512
Highlands 2
Jasper Place Transit Centre 120, 125
Kingsway/Royal Alex Transit Centre 125
Lessard 2
MacEwan 2
Northlands 577 (during K-Days)
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 2
Westmount Transit Centre 125

The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
School special routes that arrive/depart from Stadium Transit Centre include route: 125S.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD160 Light Rail Vehicle" (PDF). Siemens Transportation Systems, Inc. May 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 26, 2010. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "2017 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. March 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ The other four are Belvedere station, Coliseum station, Churchill station and Central station.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-06-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Stadium Station Transit Oriented Development Project". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Kent, Gordon (February 4, 2014). "City taking second look at development around Stadium LRT station". Edmonton Journal. Archived from the original on March 2, 2014. Retrieved February 5, 2014.
  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. ^ http://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/ets/alerts_routes_schedules_maps/stadium-station-art.aspx
  9. ^ https://edmontonjournal.com/news/Young+stabbed+broad+daylight+Stadium+station/8500956/story.html
  10. ^ "Stadium Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Stadium Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  12. ^ "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  13. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 29 August 2019.

See also[edit]

Media related to Stadium station (Edmonton) at Wikimedia Commons