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Current news and events with the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS).

Take ETS to the Edmonton International Fringe Festival 
Traveling to Where the Wild Things Fringe? Take Routes 4, 7, 52, 94 or 318 to Whyte Avenue to enjoy the Fringe Festival from August 15-25.  Late Night Owl Service on Route 4 is also available until 3am.

ETS Detours for Servus Edmonton Marathon: August 17-18
Plan ahead and leave extra travel time to your trips this weekend. 

ETS Detours due to Bonnie Doon Traffic Circle Reconfiguration
Effective August 8, ETS will permanently adjust bus routes 4, 80, 83, 307 and 322 due to the reconfiguration of the Bonnie Doon traffic circle into an intersection. 

Northgate Transit Centre Maintenance
From August 12-22, all bus stops on the south side of Northgate Transit Centre (bus stops #7009, 7010, 7011, 7015 and 7016) will be closed to allow crews to complete planned maintenance. All routes that currently use these stops will now use a temporary bus stop on 137 Avenue immediately south of Northgate Transit Centre. 

Bus detours on 97 Street begin August 6 for LRT construction
From the start of service on August 6 until approximately September 2, the intersection at 97 Street and 102 Avenue will be closed so TransEd can continue building the Valley Line LRT. ETS will detour routes 3, 14, 100, 109, 161, 162 and 308 and Route 560 to Spruce Grove and St. Albert bus routes 201, 207 and 211 are affected.

Metro Line Service Changes- August 16-30
From August 16-30, Metro Line trains only run between Grandin/Government Centre and Kingsway/Royal Alex stations during evening and weekend service. This is due to platform tile replacement work at Health Sciences/Jubilee station.

 

Planned Track Work
On Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25, all trains run every 20 minutes due to planned track work. Metro Line trains will only run between Grandin/Government Centre and Kingsway/Royal Alex. Please give yourself extra travel time.

NAIT Shuttle Train
ETS will operate a special shuttle train to NAIT LRT Station during peak hours from August 26-30. Take the Metro Line to Kingsway/Royal Alex Station and then walk across the platform to board the shuttle train to NAIT. The shuttle runs every 12 minutes between 6:13am and 4:30pm and is timed to connect with Metro Line trains.

Regular Metro Line service to NAIT Station resumes on August 31.

Summer Family Day Pass (pilot)
The Summer Family Day Pass provides unlimited daily travel on ETS for families up to five people (maximum of two people 18 years and older) for $9.75. This pilot program runs from June 28 to September 8, 2019.

Football Park & Ride changes for the 2019/20 season
Kicking off with the first Edmonton Eskimos home game on Sunday, May 26, ETS will be opening a new Football Park & Ride at Eaux Claires Transit Centre and NAIT (Lot D) to improve service delivery. Due to operational challenges and ongoing construction, there will be no football Park & Ride service this season from Burns City Lot or Kingsway Mall. 

Bus Stop Change for Route 2 and Route 150
Effective June 30, Route 2 and Route 105 will no longer stop at bus stop #5881 on 178 Street just south of Whitemud Drive due to operational challenges. Service for Route 2 and Route 105 will be available at Bus Stop #5841 on the south side of 76 Avenue at 178 Street. All passengers will board and disembark these bus routes at this new stop. 

University Transit Centre, Bus Stop #2001 closed until 2021
Beginning May 27, bus stop #2001 will be closed at University Transit Centre for the duration of campus construction taking place near the transit centre. Passengers can use bus stop #2002 south of the transit centre to board Routes 4, 51, 54, 106 and 318. 

Bus Stops #5342 and #5323 temporarily closed
Starting at 9am on August 13, Bus Stops #5342 (83 Ave/167 St NB) and #5323 (167 St/80 Ave WB) will be closed for approximately three weeks due to Valley Line West work. Please use Bus Stop #5493 (167 St/83 Ave WB) or the temporary stop at 80 Ave/167 St SB to board Routes 112 and 115 to West Edmonton Mall.

2018/2019 Annual Service Plan 
A simple document with all major ETS projects and priorities. Download your copy today.

Bus Detours for Valley Line LRT Construction
From April 28 until late November, Routes 112, 322 and 965 will detour off 95 Avenue between 85 Street and 92 Street to accommodate TransEd's Valley Line LRT construction. During TransEd's work, all bus stops on 95 Avenue from 85-92 Street will be temporarily closed.  

TLC for LRT 
There are major LRT maintenance projects coming this spring/summer. 

Groat Road Detour
Starting Sunday December 2, 2018, Routes 128 and 130, as well as School Specials 725 and 757 will detour away from Groat Road until the completion of the Bridge and Road Renewal project in summer 2020. If you use these routes, please plan ahead. 

Cannabis use on ETS - Know the Rules
Cannabis is now legal across Canada, but it's important to know the rules. In Edmonton, just like tobacco, cannabis cannot be consumed on buses or LRT, nor inside bus shelters, bus terminals, LRT stations or platforms. Full details about cannabis legalization in Edmonton

West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre Bus Ramp Area
If you require the ramp to board a bus at stops #5004 (routes 107 and 110), #5007 (routes 106 and 150) or #5008 (route 2), there are new blue Bus Ramp Area decals that ensure safe deployment and use of the bus ramp at these stops.

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