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).
November Ride Transit Program Pass
Buy your November pass now, as passes need to be mailed. Mail may take up to 10 business days via Canada Post. Online and phone payment options available. No walk-ins at City facilities, at this time, for transit pass sales.
Temporary Bus Stop Changes
This summer some temporary patios, sidewalk cafes and outdoor retail operations may extend onto the sidewalk so temporary pathways will be marked off in the street. This may also require ETS to temporarily close or move some bus stops, as well as pick up/drop off passengers next to pyloned pedestrian areas in the adjacent curb lane. See ETS updated list of bus stop closures for details
Updated: September 10, 2020
Ebus at Kingsway/RAH Transit Centre
Starting September 17, Red Arrow will start operating their Ebus charter service from Bus Stop #1109, which is located on the east side of the Kingsway/RAH Transit Centre facing northbound. This will provide better regional connectivity and more travel options for Edmontonians and visitors to the city.
Route 562 Spruce Grove Cancelled
Effective April 26, 2020, Route 562 with commuter bus route service between Spruce Grove, Acheson and Edmonton is permanently cancelled.
Beaumont Transit service Temporarily Suspended
Beaumont Transit has temporarily suspended transit service (Route 540) until further notice.
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 Fare Validators 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.
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.
2019/2020 Annual Service Plan
The ETS Annual Service Plan provides a great summary of the service changes, major projects, and infrastructure developments planned for 2020.
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