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New winter service starts on Dec. 24 Read More

New winter schedules take effect on most routes on Christmas Eve. New routes and route extensions will add service to growing communities. The Transitway will be extended west to Moodie Station at Moodie and Corkstown by the end of 2017. A special holiday service will be in place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5

New winter service starts on Dec. 24: Read More

Christmas Food Drive on Saturday, Dec. 2 Read More

Please Support the 2017 OC Transpo / Loblaw Annual Christmas Food Drive

On Saturday, December 2 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Over 600 OC Transpo and City of Ottawa volunteers will be collecting food and donations at participating grocery stores (see list of locations below) for the Ottawa Food Bank.  We invite you to support the food drive by donating non-perishable items such as peanut butter, pasta, rice, tomato sauce, canned and packaged soups, any canned food items, baby food and formula and diapers.

The OC Transpo Annual Christmas Food Drive in Partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited is an important City of Ottawa tradition. This is the 33rd year of the annual partnership with Loblaws®, Loblaw greatfood®, Real Canadian Superstore®,  Your Independent Grocer® and nofrills® locations, in support of the Ottawa Food Bank. It is the longest running and most successful food drive in Ottawa.  To date, this drive has raised over 3 million pounds of food and thousands of dollars for Ottawa families in need.   The Food Drive collects for the Ottawa Food Bank, which also supports other local food banks.

Participating stores

The following grocery stores will be accepting donations:

Loblaws Stores

Loblaw Vanier 100 McArthur Ottawa
Loblaw Bells Corners 59A Robertson Nepean
Loblaw Barrhaven 3201 Greenbank Barrhaven
Loblaw College Square 1980 Baseline Ottawa
Loblaw Gloucester 1980 Ogilvie Ottawa
Loblaw Merivale 1460 Merivale Ottawa
Loblaw North Kanata 200 Earl Grey Kanata
Loblaw Carlingwood 2085 Carling Ottawa
Loblaw Rideau 363 Rideau Ottawa
Loblaw South Keys 2210C Bank Ottawa
Loblaw Elmvale 1910 St Laurent Ottawa
Loblaw Isabella 64 Isabella Ottawa

Real Canadian Superstores

Superstore Westboro 190 Richmond Ottawa
Superstore Orleans 4270 Innes Ottawa
Superstore Kanata 760 Eagleson Kanata

Your Independent Grocer Stores

Brown's YIG 1251 Stittsville Main Stittsville
Wilson's YIG 2681 Alta Vista Ottawa
Dessureault YIG 1619 Orleans Ottawa
Moncion's YIG 685 River Ottawa
No Frills
1226 Place D'Orléans Orléans

On Saturday December 2, please join us in helping some of the most vulnerable members of our community. 

You can also make an online donation.  If you would like to make an online donation, please visit www.ottawafoodbank.ca/octranspo

Sharing the link to the Online Donation page is easy – you can post it on your social media accounts for friends and family to see, or you can send it to them via email.

More information:

OC Transpo Information: 613-741-4390

Ottawa Food Bank: www.ottawafoodbank.ca

Christmas Food Drive on Saturday, Dec. 2: Read More

Grey Cup Festival: OC Transpo Special Service Read More

We are providing free service on all OC Transpo routes, Para Transpo and the O-Train for Grey Cup Game Day ticket holders between Nov. 22 and Nov. 27. Just show your printed ticket or e-ticket to the bus operator or staff members at the O-Train fare gates. An extra free shuttle service will connect downtown with TD Place from Nov 23 to 25. On the Grey Cup game day, Nov. 26, we will offer enhanced major event service to TD Place on Routes 6, 7, 450, 451, 452, 454, 455 and 456.

Get There!

Route 162 detour due to the closure of Johnwoods St. starting Nov. 15 Read More

Route 162 will use Santolina and Rosehill instead of Maple Grove and Johnwoods during the closure of Johnwoods. The stops at Maple Grove and Johnwoods (#1302 and #1326) will be out of service. Service will be available nearby at Santolina and Rosehill/Astelia (Stops #1982 and #1981).

Route 162 detour due to the closure of Johnwoods St. starting Nov. 15: Read More

Paper bus tickets will soon be replaced Read More

Tickets in their current format will only be on sale until Nov. 30, 2017. Use the Presto e-Purse or cash instead. It’ll cost you the same or less. On Para Transpo, use cash or money loaded on ParaPay. You’ll be able to use old tickets on the bus (but not on the O-Train Trillium Line) until April 30, 2018.

Make the switch to Presto today!

How will I get through the gate? Read More

As you enter an O-Train Confederation Line station, you will find a row of fare gates. To open the gate, you will simply tap your smartcard or scan your barcoded ticket/pass or bus transfer on the card reader. An accessible fare gate will be available for customers using a mobility device, stroller, luggage or bicycle, and for those who require more time.

Learn more about the Confederation Line on our new Ready for Rail web section

Name the Trains Contest Read More

Are you a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? We are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.

Submit a name

Help us test new fare gates and ticket machines starting in November Read More

Customers who use the O-Train Trillium Line or catch a bus at Greenboro Station will soon be able to try out the new ticket machines and fare gates and tell us what they think of their experience. Testing will start at Carling Station and be rolled out to Carleton, Confederation and Greenboro Station. Staff will be on-site to help you use the new equipment anytime the O-Train is in service.

Help us test new fare gates and ticket machines starting in November: Read More

Rack & Roll wraps up for the year Read More

We have started removing the bike racks from the buses. We can no longer guarantee that any routes will have bike racks.

Rack & Roll wraps up for the year: Read More

Transit screen installation Read More

Starting this week and throughout October, we will be installing transit screens at a number of stations. These screens will provide real-time bus and train departure times and live service updates (such as detours, delays and elevator outages).

Some areas in the stations, including shelters, may be temporarily unavailable during the installation. Please follow all signs and directions. Thank you for your patience.

Transit screens will be installed at the following stations and will replace the outdated screens at the stations where they are currently found:

  • Terry Fox
  • Bayshore
  • Baseline
  • Lincoln Fields
  • St-Laurent
  • Mackenzie King
  • South Keys
  • Greenboro
  • Billings Bridge
  • Place d’Orléans
  • Hurdman
  • Carleton, Carling, Confederation Trillium Line Stations

STO routes currently not available in OC Transpo Travel Planner Read More

The OC Transpo Travel Planner is unable to provide trip options with connections to Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO) routes at this time due to a technical issue. We are working with STO to fix this problem as quickly as possible. Until then, please use the STO Plani-Bus at sto.ca to plan the portion of your trip within the STO network. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Bayview Station Transitway Stop 2A is moving September 16 Read More

On Saturday, Sep. 16, Bayview Station Transitway Stop 2A (eastbound towards downtown) is being moved approximately 300m west to the corner of Albert and Bayview. The stop is being moved to accommodate the construction of a transit-oriented development south of Albert Street across from the future Bayview O-Train Station. If you are transferring between Stop 2A and the O-Train Trillium Line, you'll follow a new pedestrian route that takes about 5 minutes.

Bayview Station Transitway Stop 2A is moving September 16: Read More

Exterior announcements of bus arrivals Read More

On April 23, 2017 OC Transpo rolled out exterior bus announcements at bus stops and stations. Each bus now announces its route and destination in English and French when it arrives at the station platform or bus stop.

Exterior announcements of bus arrivals: Read More

You need to renew your PRESTO card Community Pass discount every two years Read More

If you received your first PRESTO Community pass in 2013, you need to renew it this year before the discount expires. Find out your renewal day at prestocard.ca or in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre.

How to renew your Community Pass discount

PRESTO card readers are updated at least 3 times a day Read More

PRESTO was upgraded to reduce the time it takes to update all the readers on the bus. Your online or phone purchases are now transmitted to the buses at least three times every day — and as often as six times in a day!

This means the purchases you make in the evening will be waiting for you when you tap your card on the bus the next morning.

OC Transpo is currently the only transit system using a cellular connection for PRESTO — other transit companies are updated just once a day using a Wi-Fi connection.

How Often Will It Come?

Trains will run every 5 minutes or less at rush hour.

How Often Will It Come?: Find out more

Let OC Know

If you feel harassed let OC Transpo know by calling Transecure or submitting an anonymous online report.

Let OC Know: Find out more

Built For Accessibility

Confederation Line trains and stations have been designed to ensure full access for all customers.

Built For Accessibility: Find out more

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