Roosevelt/Central Ave
Arts District
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Roosevelt/Central Ave - Arts District is an unusual light rail station located where the track directions split for their street runnings down parrellel one-way streets through downtown. The stop is located just south of the lines bridge over Deck Park, a park built over I-10 the Papago Freeway and is at the northern end of downtown. The platforms are at angles to each other forming a triangle where 1st Avenue curves and splits off of Central Avenue. This makes the westbound platform relatively streight, with the eastbound is on a bit of a curve on a diagonal, as 1st Avenue cruves to its place in the Pheonix Street grid. Each platform has its own three canopy structures and the triangle between the platforms has a few trees in it but is mostly a brick surface. The back of plaza between the tracks is a small brick building with no windows that contains a substation for the light rail line
Public Art Program: Peter Richards: It consists of a round metral gazebo like structure that provides an interested shaded element in the plaza

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Passengers leave a northbound single LRV car
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The strange triangular plaza
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3 canopy structures
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LRV #137B operates a rare single car train
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The service direction platform signs
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The brick building that is the substation
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The artwork
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The curving southbound platform
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A memorial sculpture
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LRV #102B enters
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LRV #102B continues to enter
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LRV #102B for Mesa stops
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Looking across at the two strangly curving platforms
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A braille station entrance sign
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The memorial scuplture behind the small substation
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More sculptures
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A westbound train runs down Central Ave south of the station
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Last Updated: 31 March, 2011
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