Banff Trail station

Banff Trail station is a CTrain light rail station in Banff Trail, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It serves the Northwest Line (Route 201) and opened on September 7, 1987, as part of the original line. It is located on the exclusive LRT right of way on the east side of Banff Trail NW, 4.1 km northwest of the 7 Avenue & 9 Street SW interlocking. The station consists of two side-loading platforms with grade-level access from a pedestrian crossing of the tracks at the northern end of the station.

Banff Trail
CTrain station
Banff Trail 7.jpg
General information
Location2374C Banff Trail NW
Coordinates51°04′15.4″N 114°06′56″W / 51.070944°N 114.11556°W / 51.070944; -114.11556Coordinates: 51°04′15.4″N 114°06′56″W / 51.070944°N 114.11556°W / 51.070944; -114.11556
Owned byCalgary Transit
PlatformsSide-loading platforms
ConnectionsNo connections to bus routes
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking700 spaces (at McMahon Stadium)[1]
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1987
Rebuilt2014
Services
Preceding station CTrain Following station
University
toward Tuscany
Red Line Lions Park

The station is also located east of the McMahon Stadium (which features 780 spaces available for commuters), and the Motel Village district, and north-east of the junction of Crowchild Trail and the Trans-Canada Highway.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate four-car CTrains by the end of 2014, all three-car platforms were to be extended. However, Banff Trail Station was also refurbished in addition to a platform extension. Construction began in early 2014 and continued into Winter 2014–2015. This refurbishment required an extended closure of the station.

The overhaul was completed December 21, 2014. It features new LED lighting, 16 HD security cameras, heated shelters and a much more user friendly, safer contemporary feel.

In 2008, Banff Trail Station registered 5,600 weekday boardings.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Calgary Transit. "Park & Ride Locations - Calgary Transit". www.calgarytransit.com. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ Calgary Transit - About CT (Statistics - LRT Ridership) Archived June 8, 2007, at the Wayback Machine