University LRT Station
University Station is the busiest LRT station in Edmonton, serving an average of 29,470 passengers per weekday.
University Station was opened August 23, 1992 and was the first LRT Station located on the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. It is connected to Grandin (Government Centre) Station by the Dudley B. Menzies Bridge, a dedicated LRT bridge (with a lower level for pedestrians and cyclists). With the exception of the bridge and its approaches, the LRT line between Grandin Station and University Station runs through underground tunnels.
The station has a 123 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 over eight metres wide. Access to the platform is from a concourse level by stairs and escalators located at each end of the platform. There is also an elevator at the north end of the platform. The concourse level provides access to the surface and to the university's Housing Union Building (HUB). It is the deepest station on the line, at a depth of 23 metres below the surface.
University Station contains two sets of public art at either end of the station. "Tri: Making the Impossible Possible, 2003" is a suspended steel ball surrounded by a triangle, forming an optical illusion. "From Here 2003" is a series of 12 suspended alluminum sculptures. Both pieces were designed by University of Alberta students.
Around the Station
- University of Alberta
- Dentistry/Pharmacy Building
- Education Centre
- Fine Arts Building
- HUB Mall
- Rutherford Library
- Timms Centre
University Transit Centre
|Platforms||3 bus bays|
|Website||University Transit Centre|
The University Transit Centre is located above the LRT station on the transit-only 89 Avenue. The transit centre is served by ETS, St. Albert Transit (StAT) and Strathcona County Transit (SCT). Routes encompass the cities of Edmonton, St. Albert, Sherwood Park and Spruce Grove.
The following bus routes serve the transit centre:
|Capilano Transit Centre||4, 94||ETS|
|Castle Downs Transit Centre||128||ETS|
|Lewis Farms Transit Centre||4||ETS|
|Jasper Place Transit Centre||7||ETS|
|Northgate Transit Centre||130||ETS|
|South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre||54||ETS|
|Sherwood Park||404, 414||SCT|
|St. Albert||203, 204||StAT|
- "2013 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). Edmonton Transit System. January 2014. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
- "LRT Brochure" (PDF). November 15, 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 4, 2007. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- Dudley Menzies Bridge - Light Rail Transit Bridge Over The North Saskatchewan River
- "SLRT Newsletter" (PDF). February 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 18, 2006. Retrieved November 30, 2011.
- City of Edmonton (July 2011). "LRT Design Guidelines 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. p. 700. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
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