Commuter Transit

ETS Route 560 - detour information 

Starting Wednesday, June 15, ETS Route 560 will be temporarily detouring around McLeod Avenue between Jennifer Heil Way and Calahoo Road, due to the City's roundabout construction project at the intersection of McLeod Avenue and Nelson Drive. 

The City of Spruce Grove is pleased to offer a commuter transit service to Edmonton through a contract with Edmonton Transit System (ETS) and the City of Edmonton. This service is an affordable and environmentally-friendly alternative to the costs of driving into the city and parking downtown or on campus.

ETS Route 560 PDF is an express service that operates every 15-20 minutes during morning and afternoon peak hours, starting at 5:34 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. with a mid-day route leaving Edmonton at 1:35 p.m. The route includes stops at NAIT and Grant MacEwan University, and through to the downtown core.

Service to Acheson

The City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County are excited to announce a new partnership in transit. Effective Monday April 25, 2016 bus service from the ETS Mitchell Garage to Spruce Grove will be changing, with the addition of service to the Acheson Industrial Area via Route 560.  Three of the Route 560 am trips from Edmonton to Spruce Grove will take passengers from Edmonton (NAIT and Westmount Transit Centres) to Acheson.  In the afternoon three of the Route 560 pm trips from Spruce Grove to Edmonton will divert into Acheson to bring passengers back to Edmonton at Westmount and NAIT transit centres. 

Regular 560 service (Spruce Grove to Edmonton in the morning and Edmonton to Spruce Grove in the afternoon) and commute times will NOT be impacted by these changes. 

For more information on the Acheson Service please visit the Parkland County Transit webpage External.

Statutory Holidays

The Spruce Grove transit service (Route 560) will not be operating on the following days:

  • Friday, July 1, 2016
  • Monday, August 1, 2016

Morning service to Spruce Grove / afternoon service to Edmonton

Limited service is available from Edmonton to Spruce Grove in the mornings and from Spruce Grove to Edmonton in the afternoons with one mid-day trip.

Morning service to Spruce Grove leaves from 154 Street and 118 Avenue in Edmonton. Afternoon service is available to Edmonton from any of the scheduled stops in Spruce Grove.

Buses arrive 20 minutes after leaving Spruce Grove at the ETS west end garage located at 11904 - 154 Street. ETS bus routes serving this area are 3, 122, and 126. These routes provide connections to the Northgate and Westmount terminals, West Edmonton Mall, and downtown.

Transit Service Review

The City of Spruce Grove continues to review transit service options both related to traffic situations in Edmonton and looking to the future as Spruce Grove continues to grow. Watch for updates on routes and long term transit planning at the transit service review webpage. 

Park and Ride

Park and Ride is available at the Agrena off King Street in Spruce Grove. Residents can park anywhere east of Central Park and west of the Agrena. These park and ride stalls are available free of charge for use on weekdays. Note: there are currently no 'park and ride' signs at this site.

Larger Park and Ride map External

U-Pass for students

All full-time University of Alberta External, Grant MacEwan University External, and Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) External students receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) for the fall and winter academic terms. This pass gives students access to all ETS services within Edmonton including the LRT.

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is not accepted on Route 560.

Additional information is available in this U-PASS Fact Sheet.

Transit passes eligible for tax credit

The Government of Canada offers a non-refundable tax credit External when you purchase a public transit pass.

Have questions or concerns?

Concerns about the service or ideas for its future, contact the City of Spruce Grove:

Question about the schedule, construction detours, and connections, contact Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) External

  • Phone: 311 (in Edmonton) / 780-442-5311 (outside Edmonton city limits)
  • BusLink: 780-496-1600 (24 hours)
  • Plan your ride using the ETS trip planning tool External
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