University station (Calgary)

University station is a CTrain light rail station on the Northwest Line (Route 201) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, opened on September 7, 1987 as the part of the original line's terminus station until August 30, 1990. The station is located in the median of Crowchild Trail, just north of 24 Avenue NW and east of the University of Calgary grounds.

University
CTrain station
University Ctrain Station Calgary.jpg
General information
Location3101 Crowchild Trail NW
Coordinates51°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 byCalgary Transit
PlatformsCentre loading platform
Connections9 Dalhousie/Chinook
20 Heritage/Northmount
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNone
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1987
Rebuilt2013
Services
Preceding station CTrain Following station
Brentwood
toward Tuscany
Red Line Banff Trail

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 is another LRT station adjacent to Banff Trail. 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 were to be extended. Construction on the platform extension at University Station was completed in December 2013.[1]

In 2007, the station registered an average of 16,100 boardings per weekday.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Calgary Transit: CTrain Station Platform Work". www.calgarytransit.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19.
  2. ^ "Calgary Transit - About CT (Statistics - LRT Ridership)". Archived from the original on 2007-06-08. Retrieved 2007-08-24.