Planned system-wide LRT closure Sunday, January 13

News Release
Planned system-wide LRT closure Sunday, January 13

From 5 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 13, Capital and Metro Line LRT service will be suspended to accommodate City of Edmonton testing of the Thales signalling system. Customers will still see trains operating on the tracks, but will not be permitted to board.

This closure is the first of several planned as part of the City’s evaluation of the Thales signalling system. The City expects it will take a number of months to complete the evaluation, which includes a review of documentation and field testing to determine whether Thales has met its contractual obligations. The City anticipates there will be one and a half days of system-wide LRT closures each month to accommodate testing, and will work to minimize impacts to ETS customers, motorists and pedestrians.

Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) will have replacement buses every 15 minutes on the Metro Line between NAIT and Churchill, including eastbound bus stops by Bay and Central stations. Capital Line replacement buses run every seven to eight minutes. Please use bus stops with red “LRT Replacement” signs. Bus replacement locations can be found here.

Customers are encouraged to plan ahead by checking service changes on takeETS.com/news.

Motorists and pedestrians may also experience increased wait times at LRT crossings during testing. Please allow for extra travel time and consider alternate routes when possible.

For more information:
LRT replacement service bus locations

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