King-Victoria Transit Hub
Located at the gateway to downtown Kitchener, King-Victoria Transit Hub will connect all forms of transit (including rail, bus and rapid transit) in the region to one centralized location. The city is in the process of advancing plans for light rail and expanding intercity rail services so this hub will serve as a crucial focal point for all modes of transportation and future growth.
ClientRegional Municipality of Waterloo
A transit hub serving the tech-booming Waterloo region
Bringing together bus, commuter rail and intercity passenger services, as well as the future Central Transit Corridor LRT line, the King-Victoria Transit Hub will be the transit focal point within the Region of Waterloo.
One of the most important functions of the transit hub is to provide seamless, efficient and easy transfers between transit services including two GO/VIA Rail platforms, two LRT platforms, a six-bay bus terminal, passenger drop-off/pick-up, local on-street bus stops and on-site parking facilities.
As prime consultant, IBI Group developed the preliminary site plan, station access plan, functional grade separation design, and a full environmental assessment. We identified impacts on properties, land use and traffic operations based on changes to the existing rail facilities and proposed transit hub improvements. As part of the preliminary site design, we determined the functional requirements and conceptual layouts for all modes of transit including walking and cycling access plans.
The project also includes input into the design of the King street grade separation. Although all modal needs were addressed, the key design principle for the transit hub was to ensure the pedestrian perspective was addressed. Since users of the hub will ultimately be pedestrians, they will determine its success.