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What is Edmonton's light-rail transit system?

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Edmonton's Light-Rail Transit system, or LRT, is made up of 15 stations that connect the downtown core with Government Center, the University of Edmonton, and the expanding suburbs and commercial areas to the north and south. As the city expands, the LRT expands with it. Park and Rides are available at several stations that allow those living on the outer edges of the city to use the service. Schedules and maps are available online, on smartphones and at stations.

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The Edmonton Transit System, or ETS, has routes and times coordinated so passengers may easily transfer from the LRT to the bus service. ETS is actually the blanket company that manages all public transit in the city, including the LRT, conventional buses, disabled adult transit, DATS and certain charter services. Single ride fares, day and monthly passes are available. Senior, youth and student discounts are offered. The same tickets and passes may be used on the ETS and LRT systems.

Some ETS services, including the LRT, are bicycle friendly. Certain routes regularly use buses with bike racks on the front. As of 2015, except during commute hours, 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, bikes are allowed on the LRT. Bicycle parking racks are available at most stations. The bike owner provides the lock and makes sure the bike is locked properly.

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