Transit in Edmonton will resume regular service on August 30, the City announced on Tuesday.
In addition, masks or face coverings are now mandatory indoors and on all City-owned facilities, amenities, and attractions, including transit and LRT starting August 1.
“Resuming transit service to pre-pandemic levels and times will enable more people to connect with employment and needed services like grocery stores, medical appointments, and other essential supports,” said Eddie Robar, Branch Manager, Edmonton Transit Service.
“While reducing service was necessary to respond to the pressures of the pandemic, customer feedback since then has indicated a need for more service and better hours for those who solely rely and depend heavily on transit.”
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During the day, LRT service will operate at a reduced frequency as a result of the Stadium LRT Station Redevelopment project, but end of service will be extended to approximately 1:30 am daily.
In addition, after transit service resumes, DATS late night service for essential health care workers will discontinue as of August 29, as essential health care workers will be able to access LRT and bus service on a regular schedule.
Route 747 to the airport will resume accepting travellers to/from the airport starting August 1, and will remain accessible for airport and area employees, shoppers and people commuting to/from Leduc.
“Resuming transit to regular service levels will support economic recovery, social well-being and inclusion, and climate resilience,” said the City in a release.