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The new Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage is located in northeast Edmonton on Fort Road and began operating on February 9, 2020. The new garage is home to approximately 300 ETS buses and over 400 City staff who maintain and deliver bus service for Edmontonians. Its innovative and environmentally sustainable features make it one of North America’s leading transit facilities. The LEED Silver certified garage occupies 10 acres of land and accommodates approximately 275 conventional buses as well as infrastructure to support 30 of the City’s 40 new electric buses. 

The new garage is named after Edmonton’s first woman transit operator, Kathleen Andrews, who was hired by ETS in 1975 and worked with the City for 23 years.

Construction began on the garage in the summer of 2016 and was completed on time and on budget in late 2019.

Sustainable Design

Electric Buses: Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage will be the first garage in Edmonton to accommodate 30 of the City’s 40 new electric buses. Modifications were made to accommodate the needs of electric buses, which included reinforced concrete floors to bear the weight of the buses, an additional emergency generator and charging stations.

Solar Panels: The roof is reinforced to support future installation of solar panels. Supplemental power from the solar photovoltaic panel installation will then be used to power the charging stations for the electric buses.

LEED Silver Certified: The entire building was designed to be LEED Silver certified and relies solely on LED lighting, which means it’s much more energy efficient, saves money and lowers emissions. 

Water Conservation: The roof was designed to collect rainwater, which is held in a 1.5 million litre cistern, for a bus wash system. To give you an idea, that’s equivalent to 7,500 household rain barrels of rainwater. 

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For More Information

Bus Network Redesign Project

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
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