All LRT trains and all public areas within Edmonton Transit’s LRT facilities are accessible.

  • Station Entrances designated as accessible have automatic door openers
  • Access to LRT platforms from street level is via ramps located at each end of the platform or by elevator
  • Escalators are available in many of the Capital/Metro LRT stations
  • LRT Priority Waiting Areas are available at many Capital/Metro station platforms for customers using mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers, or scooters

LRT Accessible Ramps

All Capital/Metro Line LRT train cars are equipped with an accessible ramp which can be found at the middle doorway on either side of the car. The bright yellow ramps are designed to improve access from the station platform to the car for people with limited mobility. The accessible doorway is marked with a large wheelchair decal and has a large, round, lit button on each side of the door, just below the standard access button.

The height of the platform compared to the floor of the LRT car can vary from station to station, and the ramp is designed to line up with the platform. For older train cars, the curve of the stanchion in the doorway has been reduced and there are bench seats at the centre of the car. The newer train cars have no stanchion in the doorways and have well-marked priority seating areas immediately adjacent to the accessible doorways.

For the Valley Line Southeast, these low-floor trains offer sidewalk-level boarding on and off the train at all stops and stations. There is no step up or down. Trains have designated priority seating near the doors for seniors, persons with disabilities, persons with mobility aids, pregnant individuals and those travelling with children.

LRT Ramp In Use
LRT ramp in use

LRT Priority Waiting Area

The Priority Waiting Area is the preferred waiting location for customers who have mobility challenges or who are using mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walkers or scooters. It is identified by a bright blue floor decal or special tiling with a wheelchair symbol.

It is easily seen by train operators as they pull into the station. Waiting in the identified area ensures that the customer is visible to the operator and alerts the operator to the fact that the customer may require extra time boarding the train.

Please note: The location of the Priority Waiting Area decal is not designed to line up with the accessible doors of the train, but rather to communicate with the train operator.

Graphic of wheelchair Priority Waiting Area sign

Using the LRT Priority Waiting Area and Boarding the LRT:

  • Position yourself on or beside the marked Priority Waiting Area.
  • Make eye contact with the operator as the train pulls into the station.
  • Once the train has stopped, make your way to the nearest accessible doors of the train. Accessible doors are identified by a blue frame around the door and a decal of a person in a wheelchair.
  • Press the blue button beside the doors to open the doors and lower the ramp.
  • Board the train.
  • Make sure you are in a safe and secure position on the train.

LRT Priority Waiting Photo Gallery