Tourist of the City- LRT- Shaganappi Point

Shaganappi Point station, looking west

Shaganappi Point station, looking west

Half way between Calgary’s first underground LRT station and its first elevated station is a quiet little station named Shaganappi Point.  It doesn’t look like much and I was prepared to skip it all together, but I didn’t, I’m dedicated to doing this right.This station is nestled in the middle of Bow Trail, between the westbound and eastbound lanes.  To the north is the Shaganappi Golf course and to the south is an older residential community, inner city but not yet super high density.

The transit infographic for this station talks up the nearby amenities, but those are a bit suspect.  Even in the summer I wonder if any golf-club wielding transit lovers will board the

Copper and Glass detailing of the station

Copper and Glass detailing of the station

C-Train to get to the golf course and if a cyclist has made it this far on their bicycle, I doubt they would suddenly switch to transit instead of just continuing on their way downtown. Shaganappi Station incorporates the same basic design elements I saw further west, with glass and copper accents on an elliptical roof designed to shed snow and rain. I like the light, airy quality of these ground level stations, and the low profile of this one fits nicely between the lanes of traffic.The prospect of future development is likely the biggest reason for having this unassuming little station. Some day condos, infills and apartments will take over the single family homes in the surrounding area.

Shaganappi station looking east towards downtown.

Shaganappi station looking east towards downtown.

There is no nearby parking available for this ‘walk on’ station and less connections to bus routes than at Westbrook Station, but here it is, the quiet little station called Shaganappi Point.

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