A transit centre can accommodate several buses at one time. ETS follows a timed transfer concept, so passengers can easily transfer from one route to another at one of the transit centres across Edmonton.
Ramps (or curb cuts) create an accessible pathway on sidewalks at street corners and onto platforms at transit centres. All shelter buildings at transit centres are equipped with push button power doors. Larger accessible shelters are provided at many higher passenger locations, and are identified by the international wheelchair symbol.
Various transit centres are equipped with TTY telephones and benches with armrests.
Effective April 28, bus operations will change at South Campus and Lewis Farms transit centres as ETS implements a Designated Drop-Off Pilot project.
To improve operations and reduce bus congestion at South Campus, ETS has added an additional southbound drop-off bay. Southbound buses will now use Bay H (Bus Stop #2714) and Bay I (Bus Stop #2713). As a result:
- Route 4 will now pick up passengers from Bay J (Bus Stop #2712)
- Route 106 will now pick up passengers from Bay N (Bus Stop #2708)
How does it work?
- Drop Off
Upon entering the transit centre, buses will stop at a new Drop-Off Zone to drop off any passengers.
- Boarding Bay
Once the bus has dropped off any passengers who need to disembark at that transit centre, it will proceed to its designated Boarding Bay to pick up passengers.
- Layover Area
If the bus is early, it will proceed to a designated Bus Layover Area after it has dropped off passengers in the Drop-Off Zone, then wait in the Bus Layover Area until there is capacity at its designated Boarding Bay.