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Edmonton Transit Service is offering eligible essential service health care workers one-way trips between 10pm and 1:30am. This is to supplement the recent adjustments to LRT and Late Night Owl bus service.
 
The one-way transit to or from six medical locations is for essential health care workers who previously relied on the late night service that was adjusted on April 20:

  • Misericordia Community Hospital
  • Grey Nuns Community Hospital
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • University of Alberta Hospital / Stollery Children's Hospital / Cross Cancer Institute
  • Northeast Community Health Centre
  • East Edmonton Health Centre

Pick-ups at these facilities will be booked in half hour time slots (for example 10:45, 11:15...). Door to door service is provided through DATS.

Registration

In order to use this service, please contact 311 to begin the registration process.

 

How were these locations selected?
  • Based on survey data as of April 22, nearly 85 per cent of respondents indicate they work at a hospital or health care facility. This means working directly with AHS (and Covenant Health) on alternative transportation solutions for late evening shifts should meet the needs of the majority of essential workers
  • We continually evaluate the effectiveness of our decisions and have asked for feedback from passengers on the impacts of late night service changes via a 311 and online survey that began April 18 (finishes May 4)
What about essential health workers at other hospitals and other sites?
  • We are offering the Late Night supplement service for health care workers at these six sites. Demand is anticipated to be highest at these locations based on feedback from the online customer survey and AHS
  • Over 40 bus routes still provide late night service as well
What about other people that still rely on late night transit service?
  • Customers who might be impacted by these evening service hour reductions may fill out an online survey or contact 311
  • We know the changes may be a challenge for some essential workers on late night shifts. That said, ETS has seen a significant decline of essential workers using very-late night service (midnight to 3am) and moderate declines on late night service (10pm to midnight)
  • There are 40 other regular routes, some of which end later than others

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