Mill Ave/3rd St
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Mill Ave/3rd St is a light rail station alongside West Third Street, a one block street, just before the line enters a meandering private ROW with many grade crossings through Downtown Tempe. Just west of the station and across Ash Avenue is the old Tempe Train Station that has been turned into a restaurant. East of the station the line passes on its own ROW between the town and Tempe Butte also known as A Mountain for the ASU A on it. The stop is unusual with side platforms for the two track line, these both begin just west of Mill Ave, the Mesa-bound platform is between the tracks and 3rd Street, the Phoenix-bound platform is beyond almost becoming a sidewalk although a flight of stairs leads down to the buildings. The west end of the platforms are midblock where the Mesa-bound platform has a track crossing only and the sidewalk continues. The Phoenix Metro does not use fencing so in reality people cross the tracks everywhere.
Public Art Program: Shadow Play by Catherine Widgery: It consists of extra canopy structures that give the station extra shadows compared to what the general shadows look like
Photos of the Station Under Construction in March 2008

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A downtown Tempe information sign, Metro is prominently on it
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Looking across 3rd St to the station
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Looking through the two sets of platforms
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The Mesa-bound platform
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The Phoenix-bound the platforms
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LRV #115B enters
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LRV #115B stops
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LRV #128B leaves to continue onto Mesa
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LRV #128B continues leaving
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A historic downtown Tempe panel
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The artwork plaque
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A local yogurt shop has adopted this station
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Tempe butte is beyond the station
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Last Updated: 2 April, 2011
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Most photos in this section were taken on a visit to Arizona on March 18-19, 2011 by your webmaster. Construction Photos Taken on March 15, 2008
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