October 13, 2020
Starting October 13, residents will start to see new bus stop signs around the city but current bus routes will remain the same. These signs are a key step in preparing for the new bus network launching on April 25, 2021. City crews are starting to install the new signs now because it will take several months to change over all 7,000 signs.
The early timing will also allow customers to get familiar with the new sign design and future new route numbering system. The user-friendly signs incorporate universal accessibility standards so they can be easily seen by a wide range of people. Customers should take note of the coloured temporary stickers on the signs that indicate if the stop will be opening, closing or routes will be changing in spring 2021.
These new bus stop signs indicate a significant and exciting transit change is coming that will give Edmontonians access to a more direct, more frequent and better connected bus service. “The new bus network is part of Edmonton Transit’s ongoing efforts to modernize public transit to meet today’s needs and provide a foundation that connects to future changes as the City grows to two million people,” said Eddie Robar, Branch Manager of Edmonton Transit Service.
Customers can also find information about the new bus stop signs and network bus routes at edmonton.ca/newbusroutes
. Individual bus route maps and schedules will be available online in early 2021.