University station (Edmonton)
University station is an Edmonton Light Rail Transit station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It serves both the Capital Line and the Metro Line. It is an underground station located beneath 112 Street at 89 Avenue on the University of Alberta campus. As of 2017, it is the busiest LRT station of the Capital and Metro lines with typical weekday traffic averaging 27,394 passengers.
|Edmonton LRT station|
|Owned by||City of Edmonton|
|Website||University LRT Station|
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 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 Government Centre station and University station runs through 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 m (75 ft) below the surface.
University station contains two sets of public art at either end of the concourse. "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 aluminum sculptures. Both pieces were designed by University of Alberta students.
Around the StationEdit
University Transit CentreEdit
|Platforms||3 bus bays|
|Website||University Transit Centre|
The University Transit Centre is located above the LRT station on the transit and bicycle-only 89 Avenue. The transit centre is served by ETS and Strathcona County Transit (SCT). This transit centre does not have park & ride, a drop off area, public washrooms, pay phones, or vending machines, but does have a large shelter.
|Capilano Transit Centre||4||ETS|
|Castle Downs Transit Centre||51||ETS|
|Hawrelak Park||51, 902||ETS|
|Lewis Farms Transit Centre||4, 920X||ETS|
|Sherwood Park Bethel Transit Terminal||414||SCT|
|Sherwood Park Ordze Transit Centre||404||SCT|
|South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre||4||ETS|
|West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre||4, 920X||ETS|
|Westmount Transit Centre||51, 203||ETS, StAT|
|Whyte Ave||4, 8, 726||ETS|
The above list does not include LRT services from the adjacent LRT station.
- "2019 LRT Passenger Count Report" (PDF). City of Edmonton. April 2020. Retrieved 5 Feb 2021.
- "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". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
- "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. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 1, 2012. Retrieved May 30, 2012.
- "University Station Art". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
- "University Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
- "University Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
- "Brochures in PDF". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
- "Schedules & Routes". Strathcona County. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
Media related to University station (ETS) at Wikimedia Commons