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Schedule

Metro Line trains are three-car trains running every 15 minutes. Trains wait longer at NAIT instead of holding at MacEwan station. There is a temporary - but shorter - hold at MacEwan while Metro Line trains wait for the right-of-way to get onto the Capital Line track.

Metro Line schedule*

*Schedule subject to change. 

Peak vs Non Peak

Peak service hours: 6-9am and 3-6pm

Service Update

As of Sunday, February 19, Metro Line trains will move at speeds of up to 50 km/h through intersections. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists are reminded to:

  • Obey all traffic signs, signals and gates
  • Never stop on the tracks
  • Exercise patience. Trains may be moving faster, but there will still be waits at intersections along the Metro Line

The lifting of speed restrictions is another step towards full delivery of the signalling system from the contractor, Thales.

Legend

  • Red Line: Metro Line
  • Green Line: Late Night & Sunday service for Metro Line
  • Blue Line: Capital Line

Depending on the day and time, Metro Line trains will sometimes end at Health Sciences and other times at Century Park before turning back. This is needed in order to maximize the number of trains we can run during peak and non-peak hours.

Weekdays: Metro Line trains run between Century Park and NAIT station until 10pm.

After 10 pm, Metro Line trains run between Health Sciences and NAIT. If you wish to travel further south after 10pm on weekdays, you will need to transfer to a southbound Century Park train between Churchill and Health Sciences. Traveling north of Churchill also requires transfer from a Metro Line train to a northbound Clareview train.

Saturdays: Metro Line trains run between Century Park and NAIT station until 7pm.

After ​7​pm, Metro Line trains run between Health Sciences and NAIT. If you wish to travel further south after ​7​pm on ​Saturdays, you will need to transfer to a ​southbound Century Park train​ ​between Churchill and Health Sciences​. Traveling north of Churchill also requires transfer from a Metro Line train to a northbound Clareview train.

Sundays: Metro Line trains run between Health Sciences and NAIT station all day.

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What you need to know

  • Passengers heading north need to check their destination (heading to either Clareview or NAIT).
  • If you travel north of Churchill to Stadium, Coliseum, Belvedere, or Clareview, give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you’re going and make bus connections.
  • Passengers can always change between the Capital Line and the Metro Line anywhere between Health Sciences/Jubilee and Churchill Station.
  • Buses connect with Metro Line LRT at Kingsway/RAH Transit Centre

Traffic patterns will change

While steps have been taken to help traffic flow as smoothly as possible between trains, motorists driving in areas around the Metro Line will experience some delays.

Please exercise patience when driving in areas near the Metro Line:

  • Expect delays at Metro Line crossings
  • Allow extra travel time
  • Consider alternate routes

Over time, traffic flow will adjust and adapt to the presence of the Metro Line.

Stations

Buses connect at the Kingsway/Royal Alexandra Hospital station. The new line serves the northwest of Edmonton with three stops:

Maps

Metro Line Station Maps

Metro Line schedule

Features

  • New LRT Stations at MacEwan University, Kingsway/Royal Alexandra Hospital, and NAIT.
  • Direct underground connection between MacEwan Station and Churchill Station.
  • Street-level LRT between 105 Ave and NAIT.
  • Overhead pedway above 105 Ave at MacEwan Station.
  • New multi-use trail connecting all new LRT stations.

Ridership Details

  • Expected to add 13,200 weekday riders to Edmonton's LRT network.
  • Capacity for considerable growth once the line extends to city limits and further into St. Albert.
  • Weekday ridership will increase by 45,000 with northwest extension.
  • Interchange for Metro Line at Churchill Station.

Project History

Edmonton’s Metro Line is a 3.3 km extension from Churchill LRT Station in Downtown Edmonton to NAIT. The Metro Line is the first segment of a planned LRT expansion to Edmonton city limits near St. Albert and is part of the Transportation Master Plan’s vision to expand LRT service to all sectors of the City by 2040.

Metro Line Project History

See Metro Line LRT North for more information and resources about this project.

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