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Edmonton’s new bus network launches April 25, 2021 and will connect you to where you need to go on more direct routes.

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Use the third-party Transit app, Google Maps or the ETS trip planner to plan a trip in the new network.

 

All are working accurately now. To preview your future trips, enter a date between April 25 and May 1. You can also download and print route brochures for the new routes


On Demand Trip Planning

No trip planning tools currently show On Demand transit trips. Starting April 25, you can use the third-party Transit app to plan trips that include transfers to/from On Demand (Google tools do not support this service).

Check to see if you are in an On Demand neighbourhood

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*This Google-powered trip planner previews regular ETS bus routes only. No trip planning tool can show On Demand Transit options until April 25. End-to-end trips that include On Demand Transit can be booked using the third-party Transit app at that time. Starting April 25, On Demand Transit trips can also be booked on edmonton.ca/ondemandtransit. See if you are in an On Demand neighbourhood.

Please note: regional routes are not part of the bus network redesign. Any changes to routes operated by our municipal partners will be communicated by them.


The new bus network is an important step in modernizing Edmonton’s transit system in preparation for growing our city to two million people. To get ready for this change, there is an interactive route map, bus stop map, route frequency look up tool and individual route brochures so you can preview your trip in the new network.

New Bus Routes

New route brochures available for new routes.

Bus Route Frequency Lookup

Select a route to see its frequency in the new network.


System Maps

Day Service Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Late Night Service Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Downtown Map

Effective April 25, 2021

Bus Stop Map (Interactive)

View the interactive map to see where bus stops are located in the new network starting April 25. This includes stops where the routes are changing, as well as new and closing bus stops.

On Demand Transit

On Demand Transit will complement regular bus service so more Edmontonians can get to where they need to go conveniently and safely.

New Bus Stop Signs

To support the new bus network redesign, every bus stop will be getting a new sign.

School Special Bus Routes

In the new bus network, many schools will be served by regular ETS routes. There will also be extra trips on some routes that are timed for students.

New Bus Network Guide

Size: (22MB)

On Demand Transit Guide

SIze: (14MB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the new bus routes final?

Yes. City Council approved the new bus network on November 26, 2019. 

The new routes will be reviewed after one to two years to ensure they are working as intended and meeting customers' needs.

How will the new bus network be better?

Almost every bus route is new, and routes are straighter with less overlap.

These changes will provide more direct, more frequent and efficient service.

Residents in central areas of the city can expect to see an increase in service throughout the day, while those in suburban areas will see an increase in service during peak times for commuters.

How are the new routes planned?

Routes were planned based on:

  • The principles in Edmontonians’ Transit Strategy
  • Public feedback
  • Historical data about transit use

Many routes were straightened and some duplicate routes were combined.

This increase in efficiency means ETS can provide better service overall across the network through more frequent buses and expanded service on evenings and weekends.

I currently have direct bus service to work, school or shopping. Why do I need to transfer with the new routes?

The new bus network is designed to move residents across the city more efficiently.

Wait times are anticipated to be shorter when transferring into the frequent network.

When will bus shelters be moved and will my bus stop get a shelter?

We will not be putting shelters at new locations for at least a year after the bus network launch. This will allow us time to remove existing shelters from closed or low use locations, as well as determine which are the higher use stops that need one. More than 450 shelters will be moved, so this will take 2-3 years to complete.

What is ETS' plan for bus service until the Valley Line Southeast opens?

Express buses will travel frequently along a route that closely matches the Valley Line Southeast path and will stop at existing transit centres (Millgate and Mill Woods) until the new transit centres (Davies and a new transit centre at Mill Woods) are open. Routes that serve the new transit centres and LRT stops will be altered slightly until the Valley Line is open.

For More Information

Bus Network Redesign Project

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Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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