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Stay connected on Capital LRT Line
Open City Wi-Fi available at platform stations

The City of Edmonton has expanded Wi-Fi service to include the Capital Line LRT. Open City Wi-Fi is available on all 15 platform stations on the Capital Line, bringing the total to 82 locations within the Edmonton area.

"We promised that all stations along the Capital Line would be Wi-Fi ready by the end of the year," said Musse Dese, Acting Director of Customer Service and Innovation."Open City Wi-Fi allows our customers to stay connected and be productive while using the LRT."

An interactive map of Open City Wi-Fi locations can be found at The City plans to expand the Open City Wi-Fi network in the coming construction year, starting with the Metro LRT stations.

Southgate was the first LRT station to receive Open City Wi-Fi, with the service introduced there earlier this year.

Under the Open City guidance, the City of Edmonton is committed to becoming a connected city, reducing barriers to information and providing access to services through digital networks, connecting people wherever they are.

For more information:

Media contact:
Jackie Ortiz
Communications Advisor
Open City
Office: 780-508-9141
New paint job could be first step for Edmonton's aging LRT stations
City crews will repaint the ugly, flaking roof of the Coliseum station this weekend, a move many hope is a step toward a full redesign for Edmonton’s aging LRT stations.

There’s broad council support for using some of the new federal transit dollars to fund $2 million of design work to refurbish Stadium and Coliseum stations. The final decision is scheduled for June 14, before Edmonton’s priority list is submitted to the federal government.

The actual reconstruction would be considered during the next capital budget cycle.

Full Story (Edmonton Journal)

Buses to replace trains on north end of Edmonton’s main LRT line over May long weekend
EDMONTON — Starting on Saturday, buses will replace LRT service between the Clareview and Churchill stations as crews work on a number of maintenance projects.

Crews will work around the clock to get several projects done as quickly as possible.

Full Story
(Global Edmonton)
North Capital Line LRT gets major makeover
All trains running as scheduled
May 24, 2016

Crews worked 24 hours/day this past weekend and through inclement weather to complete a series of major projects along the north Capital Line, including:

  • Replacing wood railway ties with concrete ones
  • Replacing worn rail and switch repairs
  • Performing LRT station maintenance, including tile work, painting, cleaning and window washing
Due to the weather, Coliseum Station exterior roof painting was rescheduled for later in the week.

The completed work is expected to improve the LRT’s ride quality and extend overall lifespan.

For more information:
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Media Contact:
Jennifer Laraway
Communications Advisor
Edmonton Transit System
Office: 780-496-5751
Mobile: 780-690-1605




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Transit stimulus could mean fresh look for LRT stations
Federal stimulus dollars could mean a major spruce-up to the city’s transit system with plans to renovate LRT stations and busways across the city.

The federal government announced a multi-billion investment in transit during the spring budget, including funds designed to be spent quickly and boost the economy.

While long term, the city is hoping to use the new funding to build new LRT, the short-term wish lists includes spruce ups of the Corona, Central and Bay stations along with a $5 million upgrade to Churchill Station.

Jim Stein, who is overseeing the projects with the city, said the 38-year-old Churchill station really needs the love.

“Visually and architecturally it needs to be updated,” he said.

Full Story (Metro Edmonton)
Edmonton transit to see several major construction projects
Edmonton’s transit system will be getting a major refresh over the next three years, including a complete overhaul of Churchill Station.

City council approved nearly $300 million in projects last week, using a boost from the federal government that included LRT station and transit centre upgrades, cameras in all city buses and design work for future LRT lines.

Churchill station will get a complete overhaul of ceiling tiles, elevator upgrades and walls. That construction will come as the Valley Line LRT also disrupts the station, adding a new connection.

Full Story (Metro Edmonton)
Looks like they're FINALLY going to finish up the pedway at Central Station:

PERMIT_DATE August 16, 2017
PERMIT_NUMBER 255614206-001
JOB_CATEGORY Commercial Final
JOB_DESCRIPTION To construct interior alterations to an existing below grade link tunnel (lighting, hvac, card access and finishes) - Cambridge Tunnel - Central LRT Station.
BUILDING_TYPE Transportation Terminals (440)
WORK_TYPE (03) Interior Alterations
City recruiting Community Advisors for Capital Line South LRT Expansion
August 23, 2017

The City of Edmonton is accepting member-at-large applications for the Capital Line South LRT Extension Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Citizens interested in becoming a Capital Line South LRT Extension CAC community-at-large member are encouraged to apply online before September 18, 2017.

There will be up to two community-at-large CAC members. The CAC will have an additional 10 members as appointed by the surrounding community leagues, South Edmonton Business Association, local schools, and William Lutsky YMCA.

The City is committed to providing information, encouraging dialogue, and engaging citizens throughout the development of the LRT network. As such, the CAC will work with the project’s public engagement lead to represent and unite a cross-section of the affected neighbourhoods in order to:
  • Build and maintain relationships and trust
  • Promote and support community engagement opportunities
  • Facilitate information-sharing and dialogue
  • Support the identification of issues, opportunities, and concerns
  • Seek opportunities to minimize and mitigate impacts related to preliminary design, and future detailed design and construction

Project background

City Council approved the concept plan for the Capital Line South LRT Extension in July 2008, and preliminary engineering for the Century Park to Ellerslie Road portion of the line was completed in 2010. The City began updating the preliminary design in June 2017 after the Federal Government announced funding to support further development of the LRT Network Plan. This work is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018 and will ensure the design reflects all current standards, conditions, and opportunities. No timeline or funding for construction has been confirmed. Thousands of Edmontonians have been engaged through meetings, presentations, open houses, and online information since the onset of the project.

For more information on the Capital Line South LRT Extension project, visit

Media contacts:
Beth Padfield
Communications Advisor
LRT Delivery
The City of Edmonton is soliciting interest from members of the public who want to play an integral role in community engagement as another major transit project pushes forward. The Capital Line South LRT Extension Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will consist of ten members appointed by community leagues, the South Edmonton Business Association, local schools, and William Lutsky YMCA, with an additional two community-at-large members.
Pedestrian access to Century Park LRT station needs improvement, report confirms
In a report coming to the Urban Planning Committee on Tuesday, the city says pedestrian access from the Blue Quill neighbourhood to Century Park LRT station needs improvement.

Currently the LRT station connects to the neighbourhood through an overpass that crosses over 111 Street, but Erin Toop, general supervisor for the city's planning branch, says they found that pathway to be “convoluted”.

“Our analysis shows that the neighbourhood could benefit from an additional access that is somewhere south of that existing pedway towards 23 Avenue,” she said.

She says they found it takes people an extra five minutes to reach the LRT station using the indirect route from the southeast of the neighbourhood.

The original motion to explore options that could improve pedestrian connections was put forward by Ward 10 Coun. Michael Walters. He says he had heard from the public that access to not only the station, but also other businesses in the area could be improved.

The full report is available here: (Item 6.3)
This would be fun, wish I could be around for it!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of LRT
May 31, 2018

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) invites all Edmontonians to celebrate 40 years of LRT history.

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: D.L. MacDonald Garage, 13310 50A Street

See how the LRT system operates behind the scenes and learn how LRT cars are repaired and where they are stored overnight. LRT staff will show visitors around the garage, answer their questions and provide information about the LRT’s past and future.

This is a free interactive and family-friendly event.

There is no public vehicle access available during the open house. Visitors can use a free shuttle departing regularly from the Belvedere Transit Centre, starting at 10 a.m. (the last shuttle leaves Belvedere at 3 p.m.). Visitors are encouraged to use transit, walk, bike or drive to one of the Park & Ride facilities and ride the LRT to Belvedere Station. Children 12 and under ride ETS for free when they are with a fare-paying adult.

For more information:
40 years.... hmmm... in this fast paced world of innovation and technology, maybe its time to look for more current technologies that are more efficient and better suited to the urban experience.