Beat The Crowds #yegdtHacks
For the best experience possible, here are some LRT tips to beat the crowds:
- Park for free at any LRT park and ride lot and transfer to a train (regular fares apply)
- Use a Capital Line train
- Stand clear of LRT doors/do not hold doors, in order to keep trains running on time
- Your best route is to use Bay/Enterprise Square and walk a few short blocks
Post event: Metro Line trains turn back at Health Sciences station as scheduled. Transfer to a Capital Line train in a warm, Downtown station to travel south to McKernan/Belgravia, South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park, Southgate, or Century Park stations.
- Leave extra travel time
- Plan your trip in advance using ETS real-time tools
Add your tips and tricks for getting around on transit to Twitter using the hashtag #yegdtHacks.
Free Parking: Four LRT Locations
ETS offers free parking at 4 LRT park and ride locations:
Reserved parking is available Monday - Friday from 6am-5pm. After 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends and Statutory Holidays, all stalls (including reserved parking) are free on a first come, first served basis.
Free Parking: Two Bus Park & Ride Locations
ETS also offers free parking at two bus park and ride locations with direct bus service to Downtown provided by Routes 8 and 9:
- Davies (86 Street & 61 Avenue)
- Eaux Claires (97 Street & 157 Avenue)
LRT service to and from the new Rogers Place is available on the Capital Line. Regular ETS fares apply for using the LRT. The best route is to use Bay/Enterprise Square and walk a few short blocks; however, event goers can also use Churchill or Central station as additional options.
LRT service is also available every 15 minutes on the Metro Line. Disembark at the MacEwan station.
Note: If using the Metro Line, please allow lots of extra time for travel as demand is high. You may have to wait for several trains to get onto a Metro Line train. Instead, customers may wish to use a Capital Line train and walk to Rogers Place from Bay/Enterprise Square.
Bus service varies depending on the day and time. Riders have many options.
Commuter Service: over 40 bus routes provide service within walking distance of the arena.
- Evening & Weekend Service (for most games and events):
Routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 57, 100 and 151 provide service within walking distance of the arena.
Late Night Owl Service
ETS offers Late Night Owl Service until 3am, 7 days/week on routes 1, 4, 8, 9 and 512.
Door-to-door service is available to eligible DATS clients during normal service hours. To book a DATS trip, call: 780-496-4567 (option 2). The DATS stop for Rogers Place is located at the southeast entrance of the building on 104 Avenue and 102 Street.
While MacEwan LRT station was originally planned before the arena location was selected and serves as access to MacEwan University, Norquest College and other highly dense developments, it also accommodates the arena. The platform is large. With Metro Line trains running three car trains every 15 minutes, riders may find it faster and more convenient to walk a short distance to either Churchill, Central or Bay/Enterprise Square station and use the Capital Line.
Reserved, paid stalls will be free on a first come first serve basis after 5pm on weekdays and statutory holidays. On weekends, all LRT Park & Ride lots are available on a first come, first serve basis - anyone can park anywhere.