TLC for LRT Volume 3: Central Station Final Update

After three weeks of round-the-clock construction and maintenance, work on the platform at Central Station is now finished. Complete with upgraded energy-efficient, bright, LED lighting, a new ceiling and tonnes of behind-the-scenes improvements to the electrical system, the platform at Central Station has re-opened for passengers.

Over the final week of construction, crews finalized the installation of ceiling tiles and 140 LED lights, removed scaffolding, old lights, construction equipment and re-connected electrical equipment and sprinklers. They also replaced the platform elevator floor and removed hoarding doors and barricades from the concourse to allow passengers to access the platform.

Of course, no rehabilitation work is complete without some final touches, so crews also gave Central Station a sweep, vacuum and power wash before re-opening the doors on Sunday – on schedule and on budget.

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

Following upgrades at Central Station, ETS will perform construction and maintenance on the 66th Street tunnel between Coliseum and Belvedere from April 28-August 30. This work will adjust frequency for Capital and Metro Line to 12 minutes from 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays. Unless other construction is underway, both lines will run every 15 minutes on weekends and after 7 p.m. on weekdays.

Good news, though. To make up for the reduced frequency, ETS is running five-car trains on both the Capital and Metro Line during peak service hours and during special events to ease passenger congestion.

During this construction, and to allow for five-car trains on both lines, the Metro Line will not run to NAIT Station and instead terminate at Kingsway/RAH Station. Please use bus route 8 or 9 from Kingsway Transit Centre to NAIT.

Thank you to everyone as we give our LRT some much-needed TLC to keep it on track for the next 40 years— and beyond.

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