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Southwest Edmonton will be home to a permanent Park & Ride at the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street.

About the Project

Project Lifecycle Design

The new integrated transit facility will include a future LRT station on the Capital Line South LRT Extension, a transit centre, and the Park & Ride.

The site has been designed to simplify transit to transit connections, and will include cycle and pedestrian links into nearby neighbourhoods. The original site layout was modified to include space for potential future Transit Oriented Development (TOD), west of the future LRT line. The Park & Ride will ultimately accommodate approximately 1,900 parking stalls.

Where We Are

Construction of Phase 1 will begin in fall 2018 and is anticipated to be complete late 2019.

The first phase of construction will include:

  • A 15-bay Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus transit centre, with a heated building and several unheated sheltered waiting areas
  • Park & Ride to accommodate up to 1,100 stalls
  • Two Kiss and Ride (passenger drop-off locations)
  • Stormwater Management Facility (storm pond) north of the Park & Ride lot
  • Reconstruction of a portion of 127 Street for access to and from the Park & Ride

Future expansion of the Park & Ride lot (to the ultimate capacity of 1,900 parking stalls and 20 bus bays) will be undertaken based on service demands and funding availability. The site has been designed to minimize service impacts during any future expansion, as well as the integration of future LRT and Transit Oriented Development.

History

In July 2008, City Council approved the Concept Plan for the South LRT (Capital Line) Extension from Century Park to the south city limit (41 Avenue SW). The plan defines the alignment (where the track fits in the roadway) and station locations, including a station north of Ellerslie Road.

The site for a permanent Park & Ride on the northwest corner of Ellerslie Road and 127 Street was recommended as part of the preliminary design of the Capital Line South LRT Extension to Ellerslie Road, and was approved by City Council in April 2009.

In the fall of 2016, the Heritage Valley Park & Ride was approved by the federal government as eligible for Public Transit Infrastructure Funding (PTIF.)

Construction Impacts

  • Increased traffic congestion due to construction vehicles
  • Reduced speed limits near Ellerslie Road and 127 Street during construction activities
  • Construction dust and noise

An all weather pedestrian route will be maintained during construction on the north side of Ellerslie Road.

ETS Shuttle Bus Service

The Transit Centre will be used to provide shuttle service to and from Century Park Transit Centre, until the Capital Line South LRT is extended to Ellerslie Road.

Bus routes are to be confirmed in conjunction with the City’s overall Bus Network Redesign project.

Proposed shuttle service:

  • Approximate 5 minute frequency weekday AM/PM peak
  • Approximate 10-15 minute frequency weekday midday and evening Approximately 10-15 minute frequency on weekend

One way travel time: 8-12 minutes

The shuttle is anticipated to be operational early 2020.

Open Park & Ride Services

Visit one of our eight Park & Ride lots located around the city.

Visit one of our express service sites to save money on your daily commute.
ETS offers customers reserved parking at selected locations.
Parking spots are available at 3 LRT Park & Ride locations.

For More Information

Future LRT General Inquiries

City of Edmonton

Telephone 780-496-4874
Email LRTprojects@edmonton.ca

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