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To support 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 and will help you get familiar with the new routes that will be coming to each bus stop.

Installation of new bus stop signs has begun.

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) operates more than 7,000 bus stops so it will take time to replace all of them in time for the new network.

Sign updates

When the new signs are installed, each one will have a temporary sticker on the front of it. This provides important information about what will be happening at each stop.

Existing Bus Stops

Existing Bus Stop Sign

  • Existing bus stops will have a red and white sticker
  • Routes that are using the bus stop until April 24, 2021 are listed in the red section
  • The new route numbers that will use the bus stop starting April 25, 2021 are listed in the white section

New Bus Stops

New Bus Stop Sign Photo

  • New bus stops will have a yellow sticker near the top under the picture of the bus
  • This sticker lets you know the new route numbers that will use the bus stop starting April 25, 2021 

Closing Bus Stops

Closing Bus Stops Sign

  • Closing bus stops will have a red sticker at the top of the existing bus stop sign
  • This will let you know the stop will close at the end of the day on April 24, 2021
  • Route numbers that currently stop there will be listed under the red sticker

Closing Bus Stops*

Graphics showing a a closing bus stop sign for On Demand Transit Areas

*These stickers will appear on closing stops in On Demand Transit areas only

  • Closing bus stops in On Demand Transit areas will have a red and blue sticker at the top of the existing bus stop sign.
  • This will let you know the stop will close at the end of the day on April 24, 2021 and the community becomes an On Demand Transit area starting April 25, 2021.
  • On Demand Transit pick-up locations have not been determined. They may not be located at existing bus stops in On Demand Transit areas.
  • Route numbers that currently stop there will be listed under the red sticker.

Understanding the New Bus Stop Numbers and Signs

Note: All routes used as examples are for demonstration purposes only and are not confirmed route numbers in the new Bus Network.

Route Numbers/Types

Single and Double-digit Routes

These routes travel from one area of the city to another. 

  • Frequent routes are single digits (for example routes 1-9)
  • Crosstown routes are double-digits that start with 5 (for example routes 51-56)
Three-digit Routes

These are routes that operate in one area of the city (for example routes 121, 512).

  • Local and community routes have 3 digits
  • Routes in the north start with a 1
  • Routes in the southeast start with a 5
  • Routes in the southwest start with a 7
  • Routes in the west start with a 9

Regional routes will continue to use the same route numbers that they have.

Routes with an X
  • Twelve rapid routes which are express routes (for example route 910x)
  • These routes have fewer stops and carry suburban commuters to downtown destinations
Routes with A's and B's

These routes have branches, which are segments of a route (for example routes 1A, 12B).

  • Some branches do a big loop with buses doing clockwise and counterclockwise loops
  • Some branches do a shorter section of the main route or only operate during certain hours
  • Some branches only operate in a neighbourhood at certain times of the day or week

Check your schedules and the destination sign on the front of the bus to make sure you’re getting on the right one. If you’re not sure, ask the Operator.

School Special Routes (600-Series)
  • School special routes will be numbered in the 600s
  • These routes will only operate on school days

All ETS customers can ride these buses but make sure you check the schedules first so you know where it goes.

Late Night Owl Service

Routes that operate until approximately 3am, 7 days a week.

  • Route 1 - West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre to Downtown
  • Route 4  - Lewis Farms Transit Centre to Capilano Transit Centre
  • Route 9 - Eaux Claires to Century Park Transit Centre (when the LRT closes at 1am, route 9 is extended to replace LRT service between Downtown and Century Park Station)
  • Route 21 - Downtown to Clareview West Transit Centre (when the LRT closes at 1am, route 21 replaces LRT service between Downtown and Clareview Station) - new route
  • Route 510X - Valley Line LRT replacement - new route

Bus Stop Signs

Bus Stop Sign

How to read the new bus stop signs.

For More Information

Bus Network Redesign Project

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

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

TTY 780-944-5555

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