On cold winter nights, when the risk of frostbite and hypothermia spikes, Edmonton’s Central LRT station will be a last resort for the city’s homeless.

Temperatures on Christmas Day plummeted to -31 C, with windchill.

Central LRT station can be used as an emergency shelter from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. when temperatures drop below -20 C with windchill, the city announced in a press release Thursday.