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Plan Ahead
As of April 25, 2021 there are 44 new School Special bus routes and many new regular routes to get you to junior high or high school. Please note that the routes and time schedules are different from school specials in the old bus network.


In the new bus network, many schools are served by regular ETS routes. There are also extra trips on some routes that are timed for students at a particular school. In addition, there are 44 new School Special bus routes operating on school days to supplement the new routes. 

ETS ended its current practice of showing most School Special bus route trips as a branch of a regular route with a unique destination sign and “S” numbering. Instead, all school trips that are different from a regular route are numbered in the 600s and the “S”is no longer used. 

How to Read the Schedules

Note: This is a temporary schedule format.  

  • Dates: “muwtf” are days of the week in order (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Note: Tuesday is denoted by a “u”
  • Times use the 24 hour clock:
    • 13:00 = 1pm
    • 14:00 = 2pm
    • 15:00 = 3pm
    • 16:00 = 4pm
  • Timing Points are the letters across the top of the schedule (A, B, C, D) that correspond to timing points marked on the attached map. If 2 letters are side by side in the schedule, they indicate arrival and departure times from the same location, in that order.
  • Timing Point Addresses are the six letters/digits that appear under the timing point letters. They are a shortened version of the full address.

New School Bus Routes in Network

Route # School Start and End location Route Map

610

Cardinal Leger

Eaux Claires TC - 144 Avenue and 88a Street

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610

Dickinsfield 

Eaux Claires TC - 144 Avenue and 88a Street

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610

Killarney

Eaux Claires TC - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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610

Archbishop O'Leary 

Eaux Claires TC - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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610

Queen Elizabeth

Eaux Claires TC - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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610

St. Cecilia

Eaux Claires TC - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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611

Killarney

Northgate TC - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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611

Archbishop O'Leary

Northgate TC - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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611

Queen Elizabeth

Northgate TC - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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611

St Cecilia

Northgate TC - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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612

Killarney

153 Avenue and 50 Street - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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612

Archbishop O'Leary

153 Avenue and 50 Street - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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612

Queen Elizabeth

153 Avenue and 50 Street - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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612

St. Cecilia

153 Avenue and 50 Street - 132 Avenue and 97 Street

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613

Killarney

161 Avenue and Dunluce Road - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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613

Archbishop O'Leary

161 Avenue and Dunluce Road - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

Castle Downs Transit Centre - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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613

St. Cecilia

161 Avenue and Dunluce Road - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

Castle Downs Transit Centre - 132 Avenue and 88 Street

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614

Archbishop O'Leary

Castle Downs Road and 109 Street - 158 Avenue and 129 Street

Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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614

St. Cecilia

Castle Downs Road and 109 Street - 158 Avenue and 129 Street
Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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615

Killarney

Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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615

Archbishop O'Leary

Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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615

St. Cecilia

Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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615

Queen Elizabeth

Clareview TC - Northgate TC

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616

Mary Butterworth 

91 Street and 168 Avenue - Mary Butterworth School

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617

Mary Butterworth

Eaux Claires TC - Mary Butterworth School

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620

J J Bowlen

Clareview TC - 144 Avenue and 58 Street

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620

M. E. Lazerte

Clareview TC - 144 Avenue and 58 Street

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621

J J Bowlen

Schonsee - 144 Avenue and 58 Street

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621

Londonderry

Schonsee - 144 Avenue and 58 Street

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621

M. E. Lazerte

Schonsee - 144 Avenue and 58 Street

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623

J J Bowlen

Coliseum - 144 Avenue and 82 Street
Belvedere - 144 Avenue and 66 Street

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623

M. E. Lazerte

Coliseum - 144 Avenue and 82 Street
Belvedere - 144 Avenue and 66 Street

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630

 Austin O'Brien

Sliverberry - Ottewell

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630

Ottewell

Sliverberry - Ottewell

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631

Austin O'Brien

Maple - Ottewell

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631

Ottewell

Maple - Ottewell

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632

 Austin O'Brien

Mill Woods - Austin O'Brien

 

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632

Ottewell

Mill Woods - Austin O'Brien

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632

Kenilworth

Mill Woods - Kenilworth

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633

Austin O'Brien 

Coliseum - Austin O'Brien
Belvedere - Austin O'Brien

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634

McNally

Tamarack - McNally

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635

McNally

Silverberry - McNally

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636

McNally

Mill Woods - McNally

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637

Braemar

University - Braemar

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641

W. P. Wagner

Mill Woods - 80 Street and Wagner Road

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642

Holy Trinity

Millwoods - Lakewood

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642

J. Percy Page

Millwoods - Lakewood

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643

T.D. Baker

Millwoods - T.D. Baker

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643

Holy Family

Millwoods - T.D. Baker

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644

W.P. Wagner

Meadows - W.P. Wagner

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651

Avalon

Southgate - Avalon

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652

Strathcona

Southgate - Strathcona

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653

Strathcona

Millwoods - Strathcona

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654

Strathcona

116 Street and 87 Avenue - Strathcona

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655

Strathcona

South Campus - Strathcona

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656

Strathcona

99 Street and 82 Avenue - Strathcona

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660

D.S. MacKenzie

Century Park - Harry Ainlay loop

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660

Louis St. Laurent

Century Park - Harry Ainlay loop

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661

Harry Ainlay

Millwoods - 111 Street and 34 Avenue

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662

Louis St. Laurent

Century Park - Harry Ainlay loop

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662

Harry Ainlay

Century Park - Harry Ainlay loop

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671

St. Francis Xavier

West Edmonton Mall - 165 Street and 95 Avenue
Lewis Farms - 165 Street and 95 Avenue

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671

St. Thomas More

West Edmonton Mall - 165 Street and 95 Avenue
Lewis Farms - 165 Street and 95 Avenue

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671

Jasper Place

West Edmonton Mall - 165 Street and 95 Avenue
Lewis Farms - 165 Street and 95 Avenue

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671

Westlawn

West Edmonton Mall - 165 Street and 95 Avenue
Lewis Farms - 165 Street and 95 Avenue

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672

Jasper Place

Jasper Place TC - 163 Street and 88 Avenue

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673

Hillcrest

West Edmonton Mall - Hillcrest

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674

H. E. Beriault

West Edmonton Mall - H.E. Beriault

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681

Ross Sheppard

West Edmonton Mall - Ross Sheppard

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681

Archbishop MacDonald

West Edmonton Mall - Ross Sheppard

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682

Archbishop MacDonald 

Leger - 145 Street and 87 Avenue
Leger - 138 Street and 111 Avenue

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682

St. Rose

Leger - 145 Street and 87 Avenue
Leger - 138 Street and 111 Avenue

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682

Ross Sheppard

Leger - 145 Street and 87 Avenue
Leger - 138 Street and 111 Avenue

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683

Ross Sheppard

Castle Downs - Archbishop MacDonald

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683

Archbishop MacDonald

Castle Downs - Archbishop MacDonald

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684

Ross Sheppard

167 avenue and 91 Street - Archbishop MacDonald
Eaux Claires - Archbishop MacDonald

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684

Archbishop MacDonald

167 avenue and 91 Street - Archbishop MacDonald
Eaux Claires - Archbishop MacDonald

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691

Amiskwaciy Academy

Amiskwaciy Academy - Kingsway

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692

Victoria

West Edmonton Mall - Victoria School

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693

Victoria

Northgate - Victoria School

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can we get a School Special bus route in my neighbourhood?

School Special bus routes are intended to manage overcrowding on regular ETS bus routes caused by a large number of students travelling between a neighbourhood and a school. All customers are welcome to use both School Special and regular routes. ETS does not provide School Special bus routes to every school and students may need to make transfers to get to their designated school. 

How do you decide where and when to run School Special bus routes?

ETS works closely with the local school boards to set the timing of the School Special bus route. The number and location of School Special bus routes are reviewed every year and adjustments are made based on the number of customers along the route. When a route does not meet a minimum number of customers over a period of time, the service is moved to another area with higher demand. Please note: yellow school bus service is managed directly by the local school boards, not ETS.

Are there School Special bus routes for areas served by On Demand Transit?

There are 37 neighbourhoods served by a new flexible On Demand Transit service rather than a regular bus route as of April 25, 2021. 

School Special bus routes are not available in the neighbourhoods. However, junior high and high school students, as well as post-secondary students, can use the On Demand Transit service to support their school travel. Their experience would be the same as youth in neighbourhoods with regular bus service. They can travel with other customers using the On Demand Transit service to a designated transit hub where they would transfer to regular bus routes destined for their school. 

Are there any special pandemic guidelines in place for School Special bus routes?

Guidelines for School Special bus routes are the same for all ETS service.

When waiting for a bus or train:

  • Avoid crowded bus stops and waiting areas
  • Wear a mask or face covering, some exemptions apply
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres from others while waiting at a transit stop
  • Passengers with COVID-19 symptoms should stay home 

When getting on board a bus or train:

  • Spread out where spacing allows
  • Stand away from the driver to give the driver space
  • It can be difficult to maintain physical distance on board public transit, so wear a mask or face covering (some exemptions apply)
     
What should new customers know?

Trip Planning Tools

  • Information about the various ways you can plan your trip, including the ETS Trip Planner, Transit app, Google Maps and route schedules

Using the Bus

  • Information on what to do when waiting for a bus, boarding a bus, paying fares, exiting the bus and providing feedback

Using the LRT

  • Information about Proof of Payment areas at LRT Stations, waiting for the train, tips for while you are riding on the train and getting help on the train or at LRT stations

What items can I bring on transit

  • Information about what to do with items like backpacks, personal listening devices (for example, cell phones), food and drink, as well as bikes

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