|Location 1400 Memorial Drive NE|
Structure type At-grade
Address Calgary, AB, Canada
|Owned by Calgary Transit|
Parking 500 spaces (paid only)
Owner Calgary Transit
|Platforms Center-loading platform|
Connections No connections to bus routes
Similar Barlow/Max Bell, Franklin, Marlborough, Erlton/Stampede, Banff Trail
Zoo is a stop on the Northeast Line (Route 202) of the CTrain light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. The station opened on April 27, 1985 as part of the original Northeast line. The station, which is located in the median of Memorial Drive Northeast, 2.5 km from the City Hall Interlocking, serves the Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark (science museum) as well as the community of Bridgeland.
Stylistically, the design of Zoo Station differs from the other stations in the CTrain system as it incorporates images of animals and dinosaurs. The station's center-loading platform is accessed via ramps leading up from a tunnel below Memorial Drive. The tunnel below Memorial Drive also houses several permanent zoo-related exhibits.
Although Calgary Transit does not operate a park-and-ride at this station, the Calgary Zoo has 500 spots available to LRT commuters for $5/day.
As part of Calgary Transit's plan to operate 4-car trains by the end of 2014, all 3-car platforms are being extended. Zoo station will also see new furnishings in addition to a platform extension. Construction started in early 2014 and lasted approximately 6 months.