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Regular Service Resumes August 30
We are pleased to welcome back riders to regular bus service starting August 30. We thank ETS customers for their patience and understanding over the past 5 months as we made adjustments in response to the pandemic to help keep Edmontonians safe.

Late Night Supplementary Service
Until August 29, Essential health care workers may be eligible for Late Night Supplementary Service that includes one-way trips between 10pm and 1am. Our latest AHS pickups are at 12:30am. Please call 311 for eligibility and to register.

Wear non-medical masks or face coverings when using public transit, or in other locations where physical distancing is not possible. 

Please make sure you dispose of your used disposable masks and/or gloves into a waste bin. If one is not available, store your used materials in a plastic bag until they can be disposed of properly.

For more information on service alerts, call 311 or BusLink at 780-496-1600, or view the complete list of detours and bus stop closures.  

Please check back regularly for ongoing updates.

Bus Service Alerts

Events

NHL Hub City Detours and Delays to ETS Service

Edmonton has been selected as one of the hub cities for the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs for the National Hockey League (NHL). ETS will be required to detour some buses as a corridor has been set up on 101 Street between 102 A Avenue and 103 Avenue. This corridor will be managed by the Edmonton Police Service and private security using swing gates.

From July 26-August 26

  • Routes 1 and 9 will detour nightly from 9pm-5am to 100 Street between Jasper Avenue and 104 Avenue
  • Several major stops (#1346, #1128, #1492, #1064, #1462, #1243 and #1999) will be affected
  • Throughout the day, Routes 16, 100, 111, 140 and 151 may experience delays

From July 17-September 15

  • Routes 52 and 112 are on detour due to closure of 103 Avenue between 101-103 Street for a Hub City site
  • Four stops will be closed for bus route 52 (#1271, #1777, #11320 and #11321) 
  • Five stops will be closed for bus route 112 (#11320, #11321, #11322, #1804 and #1986)

Notices will be placed at impacted and temporary bus stops to help customers. 

Seasonal Services Changes

Route 594, 595 and 596 Update

ETS will not be operating 2 seasonal shuttles: Route 594 to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Route 596 to Hawrelak Park until further notice. 

As a reminder to customers, due to ongoing renovations at Fort Edmonton Park, there will be no seasonal service on Route 595 this year. 

Delays

104 Avenue Delays

Starting July 13, anticipate delays for bus routes 2,7,8,15,112 and 560 travelling on 104 Avenue between 105 and 109 Street for approximately four weeks due to construction.

During this time, traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction. No bus stops will be closed.

Jasper Avenue Delays

From April 13 until mid-November, anticipate delays for Routes 1, 5, 14, 100 and 120 traveling on Jasper Avenue between 109-114 Street starting in spring due to Imagine Jasper Avenue construction.

  • During this time, lanes will be reduced to 1 lane in either direction and bus stops #1818 (109 Street and Jasper Avenue WB) and #1812 (111 Street and Jasper Avenue WB) will be closed

  • Please use stops #1959 (108 Street and Jasper Avenue WB) and #1840 (112 Street and Jasper Avenue WB) to board these routes

Bus stop #1840 has been relocated to be on the road but will continue to be accessible.

Route Detours

Routes 2, 111, 112, 560

From 5am on August 12 until 6pm on September 3, northbound buses on these routes will be on detour due to the closure of 107 Street between 103 - 104 Avenue. This closure does not impact southbound buses. 

Route 85

Due to EPCOR sewer work, bus route 85 will be on detour between 9am on Monday July 27 and 11pm on Monday September 7 due to the closure of 98 Avenue. 

Route 52 and 318 Detour of 104 Street Northbound

Effective at noon on Thursday April 23, bus routes 52 and 318 will detour all stops on 104 Street northbound between 76 Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive to allow for more physical distancing for pedestrians. Please board or exit Route 52 at temporary stops at 76 Avenue and 104 Street EB, and 82 Avenue and Gateway Boulevard NB. Please board or exit Route 318 at the same temporary stop at 76 Avenue and 104 Street Eastbound.  

Jasper Avenue Detours/Service Updates

From March 23-November 28, 2020, construction for the Jasper Avenue New Vision will be taking place on Jasper Avenue between 97-100 Street. During the construction, lanes will be reduced to 1 lane in either direction and the left turn northbound on 97 Street from Jasper Avenue will be closed.  As a result, nine routes will be on detour (2, 3, 5, 14, 100, 109, 161, 162 and 308) and three routes will stop at fewer bus stops (routes 88, 120 and 309).

Detour maps

From March 23 until further notice, Routes 2, 3, 5, 14, 100, 109, 120, 161 and 162 will operate on Saturday schedules. Routes 2, 5 and 100 will have extra service during peak hours. Routes 88, 308 and 309 do not have Saturday schedules and will not be operational until ETS resumes regular weekday schedules.

Groat Road Detour

Routes 128 and 130, as well as School Specials 725 and 757 will detour away from Groat Road until the completion of the Bridge and Road Renewal project in Fall 2020. If you use these routes, please plan ahead. 

During this time, these routes will suspend service to University Transit Centre and will be redirected to serve Government Centre Transit Centre. This route will include stops near Corona and Grandin/Government Centre LRT stations. 

Updated schedule information will be available through the Transit Trip Planner

Bus Stop Closures

Bus Stop #1379 Permanently Closed

Effective Monday, July 27, Bus Stop #1379 will be permanently closed. 

Please use one of these alternative bus stops:

  • Bus Stop #1059 (103 Street and 118 Avenue EB) for bus routes 8 and 9
  • Bus Stop #1373 (97 Street and 118 Avenue EB) for bus route 8
  • Bus Stop #1040 (97 Street and 118 Avenue NB) for bus route 9  
University Transit Centre Bus Stop Closed Until 2021

Bus stop #2001 will be closed at University Transit Centre for the duration of campus construction taking place near the transit centre. Passengers can use bus stop #2002 south of the transit centre to board Routes 4, 51, 54, 106 and 318.

Park & Ride

Stadium Paid Park & Ride Lot Changes

A portion of the Paid Park & Ride lot at Stadium Station will be closed until fall 2021 to help accommodate the Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment project. Current customers will be able to continue parking in this lot, but you may need to walk slightly further to get to the station.   

LRT Station Alerts

Service Changes

Capital/Metro Line Trains

June 28-October

From June 28 until late-August, Capital and Metro Line trains will run every 20 minutes. This will result in 20-minute frequency between Churchill and Clareview, and between Churchill and NAIT. Frequency will be every 10 minutes from Churchill to Century Park. 

From early-September until late-October, Capital and Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes. This will result in 15-minute frequency between Churchill and Clareview, and between Churchill and NAIT. Frequency will average every 7.5 minutes from Churchill to Century Park.

Metro Line trains will continue to run between Century Park and NAIT all day for the project duration. 

To accommodate additional track work, on August 8-9 (6am - 7pm only), August 15-16 (all day) and August 29-30 (all day). Southbound trains will be briefly delayed at Grandin and northbound trains will be briefly delayed at McKernan/Belgravia. This will not impact the train’s departure time from Century Park/Clareview/NAIT.

Signs Maintenance

LRT Arrival Signs

The City of Edmonton continues to work with the contractor to fix the arrival signs and announcements.

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