EDMONTON, Can. – One of Edmonton’s five original Capital Line LRT System Stations, The Stadium Station underwent redevelopment work after four decades of service.
Work on the station started in 2020 and included constructing a new platform on the west side, adding more accessible street-level ramps at each end as well as heated shelters, a security office, and public restrooms. Additionally, there is a new overhead roof canopy, benches, furnishings, and public art. The Capital Line LRT System also updated and relocated communications and electrical rooms.
The Branch Manager of LRT Expansion & Renewal, Bruce Ferguson, said of the redevelopment, “The redeveloped station not only enhances transit safety and accessibility, but also ensures the station will continue to serve Edmontonians for decades to come” and that “the new station isa prime example of just how important it is to build infrastructure that is accessible to a range of mobility needs”.
In an effort to lower crime, the redevelopment work utilized Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles by “increasing actual and perceived safety of transit riders through increased sightlines, improved lighting and reduced hidden spaces”. Through this redevelopment, the station also allows riders access to the larger transportation network at Muttart Crossing and Stadium Yards.
Funding for this redevelopment work was provided by the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the provincial Green Transit Incentive Program.