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).
- On February 25 and 26, Capital Line trains run every 15 minutes between Century Park and Clareview stations
On February 27-28, the Capital Line and Metro Line will be closed both days: Customers may see trains running, but trains will not be picking up or dropping off passengers.
New crowdsourcing feature in Transit App GO
Did you know that you can tap GO in Transit app to update your bus’s crowding status? If you’re on board, this helps customers down the line before they head out to their stop.
Mid-Winter Service Changes
Starting February 8, there will be some service changes to bus route 145S during morning trips to increase route efficiency. Plan ahead by double-checking your arrival and departure times.
Family Day and Reading Week Service
On Monday February 15, buses will run on regular Saturday schedules, with additional trips for bus route 580. During Reading Week (February 16-19), buses run on regular schedules.
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.