Victoria Park/Stampede

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Victoria Park/Stampede
C-Train station
Victoria Park-Stampede (C-Train) 1.jpg
Location 1414 Macleod Trail SE
Coordinates 51°02′18″N 114°03′30″W / 51.03833°N 114.05833°W / 51.03833; -114.05833
Owned by Calgary Transit
Line(s) South Line
Platforms Center-loading platform
Side-loading overflow platform (special use only)
Connections 10 Dalhousie/Southcentre
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking No
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1981
Rebuilt 2013
Services
Preceding station   CTrain   Following station
toward Tuscany
Route 201

Victoria Park/Stampede (formerly named Stampede until 1995) 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, located on the exclusive LRT right of way, 1 km South of the City Hall interlocking beside Macleod Trail just north of 17 Avenue SE, serves Stampede Park, the site of the Calgary Stampede as well as the communities of Beltline and Mission. A pedestrian bridge crosses Macleod Trail from the station towards Uptown 17th Avenue. The station has a center-loading platform that is accessed by stairs and an escalator inside the station building. A ramp is located at the South end of the platform to provide wheelchair access.

The Victoria Park/Stampede station is the only CTrain station with three platforms: the west track is used by trains going south, the central track by trains towards downtown and the Northwest, and the east track is mostly unused except for PR events, storage of LRVs or if one side of the main platform is not available. In the past, there was a special service train from the east platform to the Northeast after Calgary Flames Games, Concerts, and during the Calgary Stampede but this service is very rare.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate four-car trains by the end of 2014, all three-car platforms are being extended. Construction on a platform extension at Victoria Park/Stampede was completed in the Fall of 2013.[1]

The station registered an average of 3,200 weekday boardings in 2005.[2]

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