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

Summer Service Changes - Effective Sunday June 30, 2019
There will be minor schedule adjustments and trip cancellations on several bus routes to reflect typical ridership patterns during the summer, and to improve service efficiency, reliability and connections. Passengers are advised to plan ahead by double checking the arrival and departure times for their bus. 

Canada Day Service
On Monday, July 1, buses and LRT will operate on regular Sunday schedules. ETS will provide additional service to the fireworks in downtown on Routes 1, 5, 8 and 9.

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. 

Route 594 to the Zoo and Route 596 to Hawrelak Park Begin May 18 
Starting Saturday, May 18, ETS will begin providing two seasonal shuttles: Route 594 to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the new Route 596 to Hawrelak Park. Route 594 and 596 will run on weekends and holidays until early September. 

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. 

Updates to bus detours in downtown begin Monday, June 17
Beginning Monday June 17 until roughly July 20, ETS is adjusting bus detours in downtown due to the closure of 100 Street at 102 Avenue for TransEd’s Valley Line LRT construction.  Routes affected include: 7, 8, 15, 52, 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 81, 82, 85, 87, 90, 112, 512, 856 and 965. 

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.  

NAIT Station Closed: April 28-August 30
From April 28 until August 30, 2019, LRT service to NAIT station will be suspended due to critical infrastructure rehabilitation. To access the LRT from NAIT, please take routes 8 or 9 to Kingsway/RAH Transit Centre. 

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.

Bay Station Escalator Replacement
The west platform escalator at Bay Station (104 Street entrances) will be closed due to construction to replace the original platform escalator. To access the Bay Station platform or concourse, please use the stairs, elevators or east platform escalators (103 Street entrances).

Transit Centre Improvements
Construction has begun to renew or replace the transit centres at Belvedere, Castle Downs and Jasper Place.  Plan ahead and view on-site signage for any bus stops closures. 

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