Our 40+ year-old LRT network needs upgrades and maintenance to ensure it keeps serving Edmontonians for another 40 years and beyond.

TLC for LRT was created to help you effectively plan your commute. TLC for LRT projects include upgrades to LRT stations, infrastructure and tracks. 

Most maintenance work is scheduled when there is generally lower ridership (evenings/weekends) to help minimize service disruptions to transit riders. However, there may be some weekday and/or long-term changes to help accomplish some projects. 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. You can find up-to-date information about service impacts on the Alerts, Service Updates page, on ETS social media and on posters at LRT stations.

TLC for LRT Projects

Platform Repair and Tile Replacement

Over several years, crews will be intermittently completing platform renovations across our LRT system. This work will involve replacing platform warning tiles (the rumble strips at the edges of platforms), and demolishing and rebuilding sections of platforms that require renewal. 

Completed projects: 

  • 2021 - South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Station
  • 2020 - McKernan/Belgravia and Coliseum stations
Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment

In late-2022, crews finished work on the Stadium Station redevelopment project. The redevelopment work consisted of:

  • A new platform on the west side of the tracks for event traffic from Commonwealth Stadium
  • The addition of heated shelters, security office and public washrooms
  • New street-level ramps at the end of each platform
  • New open-design overhead roof canopy
  • New public art installation, benches and furnishings 
  • Updating and relocating the communications and electrical rooms

The redeveloped station will provide pedestrians and cyclists access on both sides of the tracks, helping to improve connectivity between Commonwealth Stadium, Commonwealth Recreation Centre and the nearby Stadium Yards community.

Throughout the project, Stadium Station remained fully operational, which involved the project team working closely with contractors, ETS and the events team for Commonwealth Stadium to minimize impacts to customers throughout the renovations.

Escalator Replacements and Elevator Upgrades

We are replacing escalators and upgrading elevators at a number of LRT stations along the Capital Line. These LRT system upgrades are needed to keep the escalators and elevators operating safely and efficiently for decades to come. 

In 2022, we will be replacing three escalators at Central LRT Station. 

We are also upgrading elevators at the following stations:

  • Bay/Enterprise Square Station
  • Central Station
  • Corona Station
  • University Station
Road/Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

We are upgrading LRT crossings along the Capital Line. This work includes: 

  • Replacing road gate signal systems 
  • Adding pedestrian gates
  • Replacing and widening sidewalks to make them more accessible

Upgrades to crossings have been completed at: 82 Street, 92 Street, 95 Street, 112 Avenue, 115 Avenue, 66 Street and 125 Avenue, as well as the pedestrian crossing at Health Sciences/Jubilee Station. Future/ongoing locations include 129 Avenue.

Capital Line LRT Track Renewal

Through this work, crews will complete improvements to the tracks, tunnel structures, infrastructure, signalling and more. In May 2022, track work will be completed north of Churchill Station (where the Capital and Metro Lines meet) to make the rail more robust.