66 Street Tunnel Renewal/NAIT Station Closure
From April 28 to August 30 (excluding K-Days), crews will be completing revitalization work on the 66 Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere stations, including track replacement and work on the overhead catenary system. As a result, from 5am-7pm on weekdays, Capital and Metro Line trains will run every 12 minutes between Churchill and Clareview, and Churchill and Kingsway, respectively. Trains will run every 6 minutes between Century Park and Churchill. On weekends and after 7pm on weekdays, Capital and Metro Line trains run every 15 minutes.
In July and August, ETS will operate 4-car trains on both lines, excluding special event days. For special event days (Eskimos games/K-Days parade), ETS will operate 5-car trains.
However, since NAIT Station can only accommodate 3-car trains, LRT service is suspended to NAIT. Metro Line trains will start/end at Kingsway/Royal Alex Station, instead of NAIT.
To access the LRT from NAIT or to get to NAIT, customers can take bus routes 8 or 9. These bus routes typically run every 15 minutes and include the following bus stops:
- #1075 (105 St and 118 Ave WB)
- #1476 (106 St and 118 Ave EB)
- #1532 (106 St/118 Ave loop/NAIT loop)- Route 9 only
- #1227 (106 St and 117 Ave NB) #1223 (106 St and 117 Ave SB)
During K-Days (July 19-28), work on the 66th Street tunnel will be suspended to allow Capital Line LRT service to return to regular weekday frequency (5/10 minutes from 5am-7pm). Metro Line trains will run every 15 minutes and evening/weekend frequency for both lines remains at 15 minutes. Both lines will run 4-car trains, except on the K-Days parade day (July 19) and on the Eskimos game day (July 25), when ETS will operate 5-car trains. NAIT Station remains closed during K-Days.
Platform Warning Tile Improvements
ETS will be upgrading platform warning tile at five outdoor LRT stations:
- Clareview: starts on May 17
- Kingsway/Royal Alex: starts on June 7
- MacEwan: starts on June 29
- Southgate: starts on July 19
- Health Sciences/Jubilee: starts in August (final dates TBD)
- Please note there will be some preliminary repair work at Health Sciences/Jubilee station from July 2-17. During this time, the south street-level entrance will be closed. Please use the street-level entrance at the north side of the platform.
These upgrades will occur on weekends and during evenings on weekdays (after 7pm). To complete the upgrades at Clareview and Kingsway/Royal Alex, there may be minimal service delays as trains pull into the station (five minutes or less).
However, due to the layover time at the station, southbound trains are expected to stay on schedule.
Otherwise, trains should maintain the regular 15-minute frequency, except for special event days, when trains run every 12 minutes. If that changes, updates will be communicated on this page and on social media.
Please note these dates could change depending on the weather and the condition of the platform under the tile. Once the original tiles are removed, more work may be required before installing the new tiles.