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 will be some weekday and/or long-term changes to help accomplish some projects.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to maintain and improve our city through infrastructure renewal.
We are closely following the most recent guidelines and recommendations set by the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health and are taking extra steps to ensure the places where we work are safe, sanitary, and provide proper physical distancing.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. You can find up-to-date information about service impacts on this page, on ETS social media and on posters at LRT stations.
Upcoming TLC for LRT Notices
June 2020-Spring 2021: Demolition/Track Renewal Work at/near Stadium Station
From October 5 until spring 2021, Capital and Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes. This will result in 15 minute frequency between Churchill and Clareview, and between Churchill and NAIT. Frequency will average every 7.5 minutes from Churchill to Century Park.
Metro Line trains will continue to run between Century Park and NAIT from Monday-Saturday. On Sunday, Metro Line trains run between Health Sciences/Jubilee and NAIT.
Upcoming 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.
We are upgrading platforms at 2 LRT stations this year:
Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment
We’re revitalizing one of Edmonton’s original LRT Stations! The Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment will address aging infrastructure that has been serving Edmonton for over 40 years. Construction began May 2020 and is anticipated to be complete in 2022.
Improvements include an additional platform, new heated shelters, new public washrooms and a new security office. This work will also involve renovating the entire station building, including the roof canopy, and removing the underground concourse.
We’re completing the construction in phases to minimize the service impacts. On May 16, we started construction on a number of improvements, including removing the underground concourse, removing skylights and building heated shelters.
Overhead Catenary System (OCS) Work
We will be replacing the overhead catenary system (OCS), also known as the wiring above the tracks, on the Capital Line between 92-95 Street south of Stadium Station. The OCS provides power to the LRT cars. For this project, the height of the OCS is being adjusted to meet new standards.
Road/Pedestrian Crossing Improvements
We are upgrading eight 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
Five crossing improvements have already been completed at 82 Street, 92 Street, 95 Street, 112 Avenue, as well as the pedestrian crossing at Health Sciences/Jubilee Station. Future/ongoing locations include the 115 Avenue, 129 Avenue, and 66 Street/125 Avenue.
Capital Line LRT Track Renewal
Through this work, crews will complete improvements to the tracks, tunnel structures, infrastructure, signalling and more.