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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 29 - November: Demolition/Track Renewal Work at/near Stadium Station
  • Metro Line trains run between Century Park and NAIT stations
  • From June 28 until early October, Capital/Metro Line trains run every 20 minutes
  • From early October until late-November, Capital/Metro Line trains run every 15 minutes
  • To accommodate additional track work:
    • On October 3, southbound trains will be briefly delayed at Grandin Station and northbound trains will be briefly delayed at McKernan/Belgravia Station. This will not impact the train’s departure time from Century Park/Clareview/NAIT stations
October 10-12: Partial LRT closure between Century Park and South Campus
  • Buses replace LRT between Century Park and South Campus stations. Please look for bus stops with red signs that say “LRT Replacement” and check the destination on the red sign.
  • On Saturday, LRT replacement buses will run every 5 minutes until 7pm. After 7pm until the end of service, buses run every 7-8 minutes. On Sunday and Monday (Thanksgiving), buses will run every 7-8 minutes all day.
  • Capital Line trains will run every 15 minutes between South Campus and Clareview stations each day.
  • Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes between South Campus and NAIT stations each day.

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 
  • Coliseum 
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. 

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