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
May 3 - July: McKernan/Belgravia LRT Station Closure
McKernan/Belgravia Station will be closed for platform renewal work. Trains will continue to pass through the station, but will not stop to pick up or drop off passengers.
Please use Health Sciences/Jubilee or South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park stations.
If necessary, use Bus Routes 4 or 106 to travel between Health Sciences/Jubilee and South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park stations.
Starting May 4 (unless otherwise indicated):
- From 5-9am daily, northbound Capital/Metro Line trains run every 5-10 minutes from Century Park
- After 9am, Capital/Metro Line trains run every 15 minutes. Metro trains only run between NAIT and Health Sciences
May 2020 - January 2022: Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment
To help accomplish this work efficiently and safely, some work will require partial LRT closures and single tracking.
Note: Partial LRT closures are when a particular portion of the LRT is closed, but not the entire LRT System.
- For example, on May 16-18, LRT service was temporarily suspended between Churchill and Clareview, but the rest of the LRT (from NAIT to Century Park) remained operational. For the portion of LRT that was closed, we replaced LRT service with buses that essentially mimicked the LRT line.
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:
- McKernan/Belgravia (May 3 - July)
- Coliseum (starts on May 16)
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 is set to begin in 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 are starting 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.
This June, crews will also replace overhead wiring between Coliseum Station and 66th Street. This helps ensure that the operation of the LRT system is safe and reliable.
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
Four crossing improvements have already been completed at 82 Street, 92 Street and 95 Street and 112 Avenue. Future/ongoing locations include the pedestrian crossing at Health Sciences Station, 66 Street and 125 Street.
Capital Line LRT Track Renewal
Through this work, crews will complete improvements to the tracks, tunnel structures, infrastructure, signalling and more. First, we will be upgrading tracks between 92 Street to Stadium LRT Station from June 28 until late-August, 2020.
Crews start working on the southbound track from June 28-August 1, then work on the northbound track starts on August 2.