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Bridgeland/Memorial station is a CTrain light rail in Calgary, Alberta. It serves the Northeast Line (Route 202). It opened on April 27, 1985 as part of the original Northeast line. The station is located in the median of Memorial Drive Northeast, 1.4 km from the City Hall Interlocking. A pedestrian overpass connects the station to both sides of Memorial Drive and stairs and escalators, as well as an elevator provide access down to the center-loading platform. The station serves St. Patrick's Island, which is only a short walk away, as is the Calgary Zoo, although it is also accessible via the Zoo station of the system.

Bridgeland/Memorial
CTrain station
Memorial Station on the Calgary C-train system.jpg
Location1010 Memorial Drive NE
Coordinates51°02′56.7″N 114°02′26″W / 51.049083°N 114.04056°W / 51.049083; -114.04056Coordinates: 51°02′56.7″N 114°02′26″W / 51.049083°N 114.04056°W / 51.049083; -114.04056
Owned byCalgary Transit
PlatformsCenter-loading platform
Connections9 Varsity Acres/Bridgeland
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1985
Rebuilt2014
Services
Preceding station CTrain Following station
City Hall
toward 69 Street
Blue Line Zoo

In 2004 and 2005 the station underwent upgrading and renovations to improve safety and access for visually impaired users wishing to access the nearby CNIB facility, and also in preparation for increased usage as work on The Bridges - a major inner city redevelopment project on the north side of the station - progresses. The station was closed for a couple of weeks in the Summer of 2004 due to the construction.

As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate 4-car trains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Construction on the extension of the platform at Bridgeland/Memorial started and was finished in 2014.[1]

In 2005, the station registered an average transit of 1,300 boardings per weekday.[2]

In the Media

In 1993, a re-enactment of an incident involving a 4-year-old child becoming entrapped by an escalator was filmed inside the station for the CBS show "Rescue 911". The actual event occurred at Rundle LRT station but Bridgeland was chosen for having an identical layout and more aesthetically pleasing visuals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.calgarytransit.com/html/lrt_platform_construction.html
  2. ^ Calgary Transit (2005). "LRT Station Ridership". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.