University station (Calgary)

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C-Train station (Northwest Line)
University Ctrain Station Calgary.jpg
Location 3101 Crowchild Trail NW
Coordinates 51°04′49″N 114°07′23″W / 51.08028°N 114.12306°W / 51.08028; -114.12306Coordinates: 51°04′49″N 114°07′23″W / 51.08028°N 114.12306°W / 51.08028; -114.12306
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) Red line (201)
Platforms Center-loading platform
Connections 20 Heritage/Northmount
Structure type At-grade
Parking None
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1985
Rebuilt 2013
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Red Line

University station is a CTrain light rail station in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Northwest Line (Route 201) and opened on September 7, 1987 as part of the original line. The station is located in the median of Crowchild Trail, just north of 24 Avenue NW and east of the University of Calgary grounds. This was the terminus of the Northwest Line of the CTrain system from opening until August 30, 1990 particularly as the Olympic Village was at the University.

The station is connected by bridges to both sides of Crowchild Trail, and two sets of stairs and an elevator provide access to the platform. In addition to the University of Calgary, the station also serves the neighbourhoods of Banff Trail and Charleswood. It is one of the busiest stations on the line, experiencing a high volume of traffic from students at the University of Calgary, and nearby William Aberhart High School.

As part of Calgary Transit plan to operate 4-car CTrains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Construction on the platform extension at University Station was completed in December 2013.[1]

In 2005, the station registered an average of 8,200 boardings per weekday.[2]

In 2007, the station registered an average of 16,100 boardings per weekday.[3]