Our 40+ year-old LRT network needs upgrades and maintenance to ensure it keeps serving Edmontonians for another 40 years and beyond.

TLC for LRT was created to help you effectively plan your commute. TLC for LRT projects include upgrades to LRT stations, infrastructure and tracks. 

Most maintenance work is scheduled when there is generally lower ridership (evenings/weekends) to help minimize service disruptions to transit riders. However, there may be some weekday and/or long-term changes to help accomplish some projects. 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time. You can find up-to-date information about service impacts on the Alerts, Service Updates page, on ETS social media and on posters at LRT stations.

TLC for LRT Projects

Escalator Replacements and Elevator Upgrades

Crews are currently working to replace all three escalators at Central Station. This work is anticipated to be completed by late fall 2023.

In 2022 and 2023, elevators were upgraded at the following stations:

  • Bay/Enterprise Square Station
  • Central Station
  • Corona Station
  • University Station

This work helps keep the escalators and elevators operating safely and efficiently for decades to come. 

Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment

In late-2022, crews finished work on the Stadium Station redevelopment project. The redevelopment work consisted of:

  • A new platform on the west side of the tracks for event traffic from Commonwealth Stadium
  • The addition of heated shelters, security office and public washrooms
  • New street-level ramps at the end of each platform
  • New open-design overhead roof canopy
  • New public art installation, benches and furnishings 
  • Updating and relocating the communications and electrical rooms

The redeveloped station will provide pedestrians and cyclists access on both sides of the tracks, helping to improve connectivity between Commonwealth Stadium, Commonwealth Recreation Centre and the nearby Stadium Yards community.

Throughout the project, Stadium Station remained fully operational, which involved the project team working closely with contractors, ETS and the events team for Commonwealth Stadium to minimize impacts to customers throughout the renovations.

Platform Repair and Tile Replacement

Over several years, crews will be intermittently completing platform renovations across our LRT system. This work will involve replacing platform warning tiles (the rumble strips at the edges of platforms), and demolishing and rebuilding sections of platforms that require renewal. 

Completed projects: 

  • 2021 - South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Station
  • 2020 - McKernan/Belgravia and Coliseum stations
Road/Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Multiple LRT crossings have been upgraded along the Capital Line.

This work includes: 

  • Replacing road gate signal systems 
  • Adding pedestrian gates
  • Replacing and widening sidewalks to make them more accessible

Upgrades to crossings have been completed at 82 Street, 92 Street, 95 Street, 112 Avenue, 115 Avenue, 66 Street and 125 Avenue, as well as the pedestrian crossing at Health Sciences/Jubilee Station. Future and ongoing locations include 129 Avenue.

Belvedere Crossover Relocation

Starting August 2023, crews will be working to relocate the rail crossover north of Belvedere Station. 

The current crossover at this location needs to be relocated to maintain the safety, reliability and condition of ETS infrastructure. Completing this work now will also prevent longer, more costly work in the future. 

This is the initial stage of this project, which will involve removing the existing crossover and installing new ballast, concrete ties and rail for the new crossover. Related signalling, communications and overhead catenary system work is also involved.