|Van Buren/Central Ave
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Van Buren/Central Ave is a light rail station in downtown Phoenix that serves Westbound/Northbound trains. The stop consists of a platform that is basically the sidewalk and one side of Central Station (the main bus station in downtown) that is currently being fully rebuilt. The stop has the standard three shading structures with benches on both sides providing shade regardless of the sun's direction. The only thing the separates the sidewalk from the station is a low fence where the stops artwork is.
Public Art Program: Scrool Fence by Reis Niemi. It's ribbon design on the low fence that separates the platform from the regular sidewalk.
The fenced off station under construction
There is no catenary wires yet
Saturday morning passengers wait for a train
Central Station is now the area under construction behind the light rail stop
A recovery act refurbishment sign
The vegetation is growing nicely on the canopy superstructure
The sidewalk ramps up to reach the platform's mini-high level height
Temporary looking signs on the construction site
The fence separates the sidewalk from the station
I don't think this fence will lead you to the platform for service in the opposite platform
The other end of the platform
Last Updated: 3 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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