Stay Safe and Healthy on Transit
We are in this together - we can keep each other safe and healthy by following a few simple steps. Wear a mask or face covering, physically distance yourself from others, consider travelling during off-peak times and continue to follow AHS guidelines. Bus shields and LRT cabs provide excellent protection so Operators do not need to wear masks when in a shielded area. However, Operators and other public facing transit employees will wear masks when going into public areas.
Current news and events with the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS).
ETS Winter Service Changes
Starting November 29, there will be some minor schedule adjustments on several bus routes to improve efficiency, reliability and connections. Capital and Metro Line LRT will continue to operate every 15 minutes until spring 2021 to accommodate the Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment project.
Please plan ahead and double check your route and schedule, or plan your trip using real-time tools.
Heritage Valley Park & Ride opens November 30, 2020
Starting November 30, shuttle buses will run between Heritage Valley Park & Ride and Century Park Transit Centre. These buses will be marked as bus route 700 and will run every 5-10 minutes on weekdays from approximately 5am - 10pm.
November Ride Transit Program Pass
November Ride Transit Program passes are for sale. Most City facilities remain closed for transit pass sales, so online and phone payment options are available. The last day to purchase a November pass online or by phone is November 6. Passes need to be mailed, and may take up to 10 business days via Canada Post. At this time, there are no walk-ins at City facilities for transit pass sales.
Temporary Bus Stop Changes
The City is pleased to offer a modified Temporary Patio Program during the winter months until March 31, 2021. This may also require ETS to temporarily close or move some bus stops, as well as pick up/drop off passengers next to designated pedestrian areas in the adjacent curb lane. See ETS updated list of bus stop closures for details.
TLC for LRT
We are working to maintain and upgrade our LRT system. Please plan ahead.
New Bus Stop Signs
In order to prepare for the new bus network redesign, every bus stop will be getting a new sign. These new signs will be installed leading up to the launch of the new bus network on April 25, 2021. There are more than 7,000 bus stops around the city, and crews will need several months to replace the existing signs. Existing routes will continue to use their existing schedules and stops until April 24, 2021.
Innovative Transit Garage Honours ETS Pioneer
The Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage pays homage to the first woman bus operator.
Smart Card Readers Being Installed on ETS Buses
Smart Card readers that validate transit fares have been installed on St. Albert buses, Strathcona buses and some ETS buses. Installation on ETS buses was paused in the spring of 2020 and started again in October 2020.