February 21, 2018
Transit customers will benefit from the upcoming replacement of Edmonton’s three oldest bus transit buildings - Belvedere, Jasper Place and Castle Downs. Each building will have a unique creative design to ensure customer safety, accessibility and fit within the local community.
Planned transit centre improvements include:
- Safety enhancements including more security cameras, redesigned sidewalks, improved sight lines and outdoor lighting
- Increased comfort featuring an improved indoor heated waiting area with additional seating
- Site beautification such as public art, modern building design and platform improvements
Work is currently underway at Belvedere and Jasper Place, and construction for Castle Downs will begin in March. Bus service will continue at these locations, but the buildings themselves are closed. Temporary bus shelters will be provided during construction, and on-site signage is available to inform commuters about temporary bus stop changes. Construction of all three transit buildings is expected to be completed this fall.
The Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), with contributions from the Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and City of Edmonton, has allowed the City to budget $37.75 million toward transit centre improvements. Overall, the City of Edmonton is embarking on 46 PTIF projects with an approved budget of $297.3 million.