Central Station Improvements
From April 6 - 27 2019, the Central Station platform will be closed while crews complete lighting and ceiling tile upgrades. Ceiling tile replacement will dislodge a significant amount of dust and debris onto the platform. Furthermore, scaffolding, general materials and a number of crews and subcontractors (wearing PPE) are also required on the platform. All said, the platform needed to be closed to ensure the safety of ETS customers and working crews. The platform is a full construction site and crews are working as quickly as possible to expedite this work. We understand this causes inconvenience and we appreciate your patience.
During this closure, trains will still travel through the station, but will not stop to pick up or drop off passengers. Customers will need to use Bay/Enterprise Square or Churchill Stations to board or exit the train. The concourse and pedways at Central Station will remain open.
To help complete these upgrades, Capital and Metro Line trains will run every 20 minutes on the following weekends:
- April 6-7
- April 13-14
- April 19-21
66th Street Tunnel Renewal/NAIT Station Closure
From April 28 to August 30, crews will be completing revitalization work on the 66th Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere Station. During this work, Capital and Metro Line trains will run at a 12-minute frequency during peak hours between Churchill and the northern terminus of each LRT line. As a result, trains will run at a 6-minute frequency between Century Park and Churchill.
Due to the frequency reduction in Capital Line trains, ETS will increase capacity by operating 5-car trains on both LRT lines. However, since NAIT Station cannot accommodate 5-car trains, LRT service will be suspended to NAIT. This means Metro Line trains will start/end at Kingsway/RAH Station, instead of NAIT.
To access the LRT from NAIT or to get to NAIT, customers can take bus routes 8 or 9. These bus routes typically run every 15 minutes and include the following bus stops:
- #1075 (105 St and 118 Ave WB)
- #1476 (106 St and 118 Ave EB)
- #1532 (106 St/118 Ave loop/NAIT loop)- Route 9 only
- #1227 (106 St and 117 Ave NB) #1223 (106 St and 117 Ave SB)