Trevers Crystal City station

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Crystal City/GTC
Trevers Metro and CityLink station
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Lowest level of the Crystal City/GTC station
Location262 Primrose Avenue
Trevers, Verona 25028
Coordinates17.002°S, 27.701°E
Owned byCity of Trevers
Operated byMETRE, NRP
Platforms6
Tracks11
Train operatorsNRP, METRE
ConnectionsBus, tramway
Construction
StructureUnderground
Platform levels4
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectGeorge Mackham
Other information
Station codeVTCC
Fare zone1
ClassificationB1
History
OpenedOctober 11, 1929
Previous namesCrystal Cross
Original companyCross City Railways
Services
Location
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Crystal City/GTC is a station of the Trevers Metro and a former NRP railway station. It is located underneath the Primrose Mall building on the crossing of Seventh Avenue and Dawson Street in Crystal City, the business district on the north bank of the Ansy in Trevers. The station is the terminal of metro line 4, 6 and 8 and a stop on the metro lines 1, 2 and 5. It is one of the busiest stations in Trevers.

Highlights nearby the station include the GeoTradeCenter West Tower of which the first three floors are used as a department store, many skyscrapers that host the headquarters of important Paroyan and foreign companies, and works of urban art leading to the Central Crystal Plaza and the Outlook Park.

History

The station is in service since October 1929 and is named after the GTC Complex that is very close to the station. The station was the center point of the new project, developed in 1920 as the centerpiece of the new business district. The station was designed spaciously, because in addition to the new city lines there was also taken account of long-distance trains. First it was intended to Crystal City would serve as an important part of the New Economy Fair of 1930[1], but the expo was cancelled because the space was not ready on time. In 1936 the station played a major role in transporting travelers during the 1936 Summer Geolympiad[1].

Station layout

Subway platform on the lowest floor of the station

The station has four floors, of which three are underground.

Station floor plan
BG Entrance, information services, bus station
-1 Planned for and CityLink
-2 Platforms for
-3 Platforms for

Extensions

Crystal City/GTC Station is part of a number of extensions for the near future. The new metro line is scheduled for passage in 2017 when the line will start its service. Because the line has a north-south direction and there is no more space on that floor, it will share floors with the upcoming commuter rail service CityLink, which will begin service in 2020.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Although this is not official, it is an very important part in the history of the area and the city.