Starting June 15, 2020, ETS will resume fare collection on buses, LRT and DATS. Customers should board the bus through the front door starting June 15.
Stay Safe and Healthy on Transit
We are in this together - we can keep each other safe and healthy by following a few simple steps. Wear a mask or face covering, physically distance yourself from others, consider travelling during off peak times and continue to follow AHS guidelines.
Please make sure you dispose of your used disposable masks and/or gloves into a waste bin. If one is not available, store your used materials in a plastic bag until they can be disposed of properly.
Bus shields and LRT cabs provide excellent protection, so Operators don’t need to wear masks when in a shielded area. However, Operators and other public facing transit employees will wear masks when going into public areas.
We are continuing our daily enhanced cleaning and disinfecting on buses, LRT, DATS vehicles, transit centres, LRT stations as well as high touch areas.
Current news and events with the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS).
Canada Day Service
On Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1, buses operate on a regular Saturday schedule. There will be no additional evening and late night transit service as Canada Day festivities and fireworks have been cancelled.
Temporary Bus Stop Changes
This summer some temporary patios, sidewalk cafes and outdoor retail operations may extend onto the sidewalk so temporary pathways will be marked off in the street. This may also require ETS to temporarily close or move some bus stops, as well as pick up/drop off passengers next to pyloned pedestrian areas in the adjacent curb lane. See ETS updated list of bus stop closures for details
Route 594, 595 and 596 Update
ETS will not be operating two seasonal shuttles: Route 594 to the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Route 596 to Hawrelak Park until further notice.
As a reminder to customers, due to ongoing renovations at Fort Edmonton Park, there will be no seasonal service on Route 595 this year.
ETS service ends earlier starting April 20, 2020
The last LRT service departure is 10pm. Late Night Owl bus service ends after midnight. These adjustments better align with the travel needs of those customers making essential trips, while helping to further address safety, security, public health and cleanliness challenges.
Service Increase on Routes 1, 5, 8 and 136 starting April 15, 2020
Additional service will be added to these routes due to high demand. ETS continues to monitor all routes and will make adjustments, as necessary.
Updated: June 12, 2020
Leduc Route 10
Fares resume on July 1, 2020, customers can use July Commuter passes, cash, tickets, valid transfers or a CNIB card (free).
Fort Saskatchewan Route 580
Fares resume on July 2, 2020, customers can use July Fort Saskatchewan passes, Student/Senior passes, monthly Fort Saskatchewan/ETS integrated passes, cash or tickets.
Spruce Grove/Parkland County Route 560/561
Fares resume on July 2, 2020, customers can use July Spruce Grove passes, Student/Youth passes, monthly Spruce Grove/ETS Integrated passes, cash, tickets or a CNIB card (free).
Route 562 Spruce Grove Cancelled
Effective April 26, 2020, Route 562 with commuter bus route service between Spruce Grove, Acheson and Edmonton is permanently cancelled.
Beaumont Transit service Temporarily Suspended
Beaumont Transit is temporarily suspending transit service (Route 540) starting Monday May 4, 2020 until further notice.
TLC for LRT
We are working to maintain and upgrade our LRT system. Please plan ahead.
New Bus Routes and On Demand Transit Launch Postponed to Mid-2021
Due to the City's focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing the launch of the new bus network until mid-2021. This is a significant change. We want to make sure our customers are properly prepared and our staff are ready to help them navigate the new routes.
Innovative Transit Garage Honours ETS Pioneer
The Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage pays homage to the first woman bus operator.
Smart Fare Validators Being Installed on ETS Buses
The Smart Fare electronic payment system is a step closer with the installation of fare validators starting Tuesday October 15 in all public buses for Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County.
University Transit Centre, Bus Stop #2001 closed until 2021
Beginning May 27, bus stop #2001 will be closed at University Transit Centre for the duration of campus construction taking place near the transit centre. Passengers can use bus stop #2002 south of the transit centre to board Routes 4, 51, 54, 106 and 318.
2019/2020 Annual Service Plan
The ETS Annual Service Plan provides a great summary of the service changes, major projects, and infrastructure developments planned for 2020.
Cannabis use on ETS - Know the Rules
Cannabis is now legal across Canada, but it's important to know the rules. In Edmonton, just like tobacco, cannabis cannot be consumed on buses or LRT, nor inside bus shelters, bus terminals, LRT stations or platforms. Full details about cannabis legalization in Edmonton