Welcome to our new bus network!
The City of Edmonton is excited to be introducing its new bus network, which is set to launch on April 25, 2021..
The last time we redesigned our bus network was in the late 1990s, and it’s safe to say our community has changed a lot in the last two decades. As we prepare to grow to a city of two million people, the new bus network will modernize Edmonton’s transit system. This means buses will be more frequent, more direct and better connected.
Over the past six months, you’ve probably noticed crews installing new bus stop signs across the city.These new signs provide important information about the routes using that particular stop, including temporary stickers that identify if the stop will stay open with new routes, if the stop is brand new or if it’s closing on April 25. Visit edmonton.ca/newbusstopsigns to learn more about how to read the new signs and new route numbering system.
A new feature with the bus network redesign includes On Demand Transit shuttle services, which will be available in 37 neighbourhoods and at 16 large seniors’ homes that are losing community bus service in this redesign. If you are visiting one of these neighbourhoods, you will be able to book a ride from the designated transit hub to an assigned drop off location in the community (and vice versa). Starting April 25, rides can be booked in three ways: use the Edmonton On Demand Transit app, visit edmonton.ca/ondemandtransit or call 780-496-2400.
For now, the most important thing you can do is plan your new trips before using the new bus routes. Visit edmonton.ca/newbusroutes, or use the third party Transit app or Google Maps app on a smartphone to see how your transit journey will change. These tools will let you enter your starting point, where you want to go, and the time you want to travel.