ETS summer service changes begin

June 19, 2024

School is (almost) out for summer! On June 30, various bus routes, including school special routes, will see service adjustments to reflect typical summer ridership patterns.

School Special Routes

On June 30, all public and Catholic school routes and trips end due to the conclusion of the 2023/2024 school year.

Most school special routes will resume on August 29 and 30 based on the previous school year’s schedule. Students are encouraged to use trip planning tools on those two days. School special service will be fully implemented on September 3 when fall service adjustments take effect.

Increasing Route Consistency

Route 8 and several other routes will see travel time adjustments to ensure a more consistent schedule.

Construction and Detours

Several construction projects will lead to transit detours over the summer. This includes construction in the CN Tower traffic loop, EPCOR work on 34 Street and construction on 57 Avenue in west Edmonton. More details are available here.

On Demand Transit

On June 30, additional On Demand Transit hub options will be added to the Hays Ridge/Graydon Hill/Glenridding Ravine/Keswick, Northwest Police Campus and Goodridge Corners areas. 

In addition to Century Park and Leger, Heritage Valley Transit Centre will be another hub for riders in the areas of Hays Ridge, Keswick, Glenridding Ravine and Graydon Hill. These additions will help facilitate transfers to Route 727 and other high schools in September.

Joining Eaux Claires, Castle Downs Transit Centre will be a new hub for riders in the areas of Northwest Police Campus, Goodridge Corners, Albany, Rapperswill, Canossa, Elsinore and Chambery neighbourhoods. These additions will improve connections for riders in Northwest Edmonton to other conventional transit options.

Other service changes

  • Several bus bays will be reassigned at Belvedere, Castle Downs, Century Park, Eaux Claires, Northgate, Stadium and Westmount Transit Centres.
  • Busier routes will now be closer to the bus shelters and will better align service with rider demand. 
  • Updated Transit Centre maps can be found at
  • Route 124 will change its routing from 153 Avenue and 97 Street to 155 Avenue and 100 Street through the interior of the Beaumaris neighbourhood. This change will decrease walking distances, making the route more accessible for riders in Beaumaris. 
  • Route 525 will also see a routing change due to traffic calming measures being installed on 97 Street. Existing stops for Zettley and Pioneer Place will be maintained while another stop will be added on 96 Street & 76 Avenue southbound.
  • Route 905 will transition from a 30-foot bus to a 40-foot bus to increase service capacity and better service rider needs.

Riders are encouraged to plan their trips early by using the trip planner on or Google Maps and selecting a date after June 30.

For more information:

Media contact:

Samantha MacAulay

Communications Coordinator

City Operations

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