Revitalizing an Edmonton icon.
The Stadium LRT Redevelopment involves the refurbishment of the original 1978 Stadium Station on the northeast leg of Edmonton’s Capital Line LRT. GEC is taking a traditionally-designed transit station and transforming it into a modern inter-modal transit hub by replacing the grade-separated access and centre-loaded platform. The new at-grade crossings and side-loaded platforms more directly engage the adjacent bus loop and residential neighbourhoods, transforming the train corridor into an occupied centre for the community instead of an under-utilized edge.
At its core, the Stadium LRT Redevelopment is intended to help grow the surrounding community through the refurbishment of an underdeveloped, under-used site. In addition, the project takes an element that divides the community (the rail line) and turns it into a device that brings the community together by introducing safe and convenient at-grade access. The project introduced signalized at-grade track crossings to create an integrated urban realm, linking culture (the Stadium), residential, and commercial with an intermodal hub for trains, buses, cars, bikes, and pedestrians.