West Corridor Progress – Knox Station

Only 219 short days until the West Corridor opens!!

Crews have begun finalizing construction at the stations along the corridor. The Knox Station – even without parking – was home to some of the most intense construction thanks to the total reconstruction of the Knox Court box culverts expansion (detailed here). Crews have installed benches, station canopies, signage, and crossing arms across Knox.

 

 

Crews have also installed the new station sign and benches. Partnered with the new style of bike rack, the station looks pretty slick. The canopies, railing, signage, and benches are standard across most of the stations in the corridor (unless a city has paid for a different, enhanced style as Lakewood did at the Wadsworth Station – which we will look at in a future post).

  

 

One downside (or potential upside, depending on how you look at it) is the rail line’s proximity to some of the homes through this section of the corridor. The building directly north of the Knox Station platform is literally steps away from the train once it starts operating on April 26, 2013.

 

By | 2012-09-18T14:58:25+00:00 September 18, 2012|Categories: Infrastructure, Transit|Tags: , |6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Joe September 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks for sending this, Ryan! Only 7 months to go!

  2. toast2042 September 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    wow, the people in those bedrooms might not be too pleased…

  3. Karl September 19, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Dig the new vertical signage!

  4. Paul September 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Doesn’t RTD have a stipulation that LRT stations must have 50% overhead coverage? It doesn’t seem like any of the West corridor stations, except for Wadsworth, have any kind of overhead coverage approaching this standard.

    • Ryan Mulligan October 2, 2012 at 8:45 am

      There is no such stipulation in RTD’s design standards. The only station that comes to my mind that remotely fulfills that requirement is the Wadsworth Station – and that’s only because the City of Lakewood paid for an enhanced station canopy.

  5. mckillio September 20, 2012 at 7:05 am

    Do the stations have clocks? This is easily one of the most annoying parts of the LR stations. They tell you when the next train is coming but without a clock it’s meaningless.

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