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ETS has an Accessible Fleet

ETS is committed to providing a fully accessible public transit system in accordance with City Council and The Way We Move (The Transportation Master Plan).

Our bus fleet is accessible, using low-floor technology and other accessibility features. Our vehicles include regular sized buses, articulated ('bendy') buses and smaller community buses. Our LRT network is also accessible.

Articulated Buses

Photo of an articulated bus with the ramp extended

ETS got our first six low floor articulated buses in 2001, and all were put into service on Route 9. With 20 feet more space than a regular 40 foot low floor bus, these units helped to reduce crowding on some trips on this popular route. These buses, which can accommodate up to 110 passengers, are also equipped with bike racks. These buses, which bend in the middle, can be found currently on Route 15 and Route 100.

The inside of the bus looks much the same as the regular low floor buses. There are two positions for wheelchairs/scooters at the front seating area. The front of the bus lowers and has a flip-out ramp for easier access.

Take an articulated low floor bus for a spin with a 360 panoramic tour. The tours provide a 360 degree image of a bus, which can be viewed from your computer. It gives viewers a sense of walking through the bus, like a sneak preview of what to expect before you even board the vehicle!

Articulated Bus Specifications (D60LF)

Item Specifications
Length 18.6m
Width 2.6m
Height 3.1m
Weight 20,620kg. (A standard 40' bus weighs 12,156 kg)
Seating 50 seats with 2 wheelchair positions
Turning Radius 12.9 m (42.5 feet)

Doors

  • one entrance door and two exit doors
  • both exit doors will open when the Operator selects rear door open position
  • all exit doors are equipped with sensitive edge protection

Motive Power

  • Cummins ISL9 (EPA 2010), 330 H - 1100 ft-ljb
  • Boith D864.5 with integral retarder
  • MAN axles, front center and rear, with 4. 63:1 final drive
  • ABS Braking Control
  • Automatic Traction Control
  • Deep Mud and Snow Traction Control
  • "Pusher" type design where the rear axle provides the tractive effort
Community Buses

You may have noticed a smaller ETS bus cruising Edmonton streets.

These community buses are used in areas where a larger, full-size bus cannot manoeuvre as easily as its mini counterpart. ETS also uses these buses in areas and times of low ridership. Community buses are less intrusive to the neighbourhoods they serve. On some routes, these small buses can bridge the gap between low floor bus and DATS door-to-door service.

Community buses have the same accessible features as the full-sized buses, with low floor entry, fold out ramp, and flip-up seats in the priority seating area. They operate on standard schedules and customers pay regular ETS fares.

Senior's Community Bus routes, introduced in 2008, are designed with senior's destinations in mind. These routes travel to areas with higher populations of seniors, stopping at destinations such as senior's residential complexes, medical/professional buildings, senior's social and recreational activity centres, retail complexes, and transit centres. While the senior's community is encouraged to use these routes where convenient, they are available for use by any ETS customers.

Take a community bus for a spin with a virtual tour. The tours provide a 360 degree image of a bus, which can be viewed from your computer. It gives viewers a sense of walking through the bus, like a sneak preview of what to expect before you even board the vehicle!

360° Tour of a Community Bus

All community bus routes can be found with our Route Brochures and System Maps.

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