Edmonton LRT – South LRT

checker cap side view mirror on Edmonton LRT

After the Health Sciences Station at the University of Alberta, the Edmonton LRT continues south along 114 Street.  The next stop is McKernan Belgravia.  It’s a small, unassuming station near 76 Avenue.  The largest landmark around here is the McKernan School across the street.  Photographically, what interested me was the underground pedestrian/bicycle passage way and the ramps on either side.

Further south along 114th Street is the South Campus/Fort Edmonton station. I didn’t realize that the University of Alberta had a south campus.  Also, the Fort Edmonton name is a bit of a misnomer.  Fort Edmonton isn’t really close to here (unless some early settlement of Fort Edmonton was here).  Fort Edmonton Park is a 5 minute drive or a 15 minute bus ride from the station.  

U of A South Campus football field

After the South Campus/Fort Edmonton Station, the LRT swings east past the Alberta School for the Deaf along 61st Avenue towards 111 Street.  Then the train continues down the middle of 111 Street to just before the Whitemud Drive Freeway.  The next stop is for the giant Southgate mall. There are a giant pair of legs sans body right at the transit centre there.  I took the liberty to go through the mall to get out of the heat and grab some liquids.

After Southgate, the next station is about a 24 blocks south.  Century Park marks the current end of the south LRT.  In my mind, I remember Century Park originally as Heritage Mall.  A large shopping centre used to dominate this part of Edmonton.  However, it was torn long ago.  There is a much smaller shopping complex, a large parking lot, a large empty lot, and condos beyond that large empty lot.

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