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Annual O-Train Line 2 track maintenance from Aug. 12 to 19 Read More

From Sunday, Aug. 12 to Sunday, Aug. 19, bus Route 107 will replace O-Train Line 2 service while we perform rail maintenance. Routes other than the 107 may be more convenient for you. Please use the Travel Planner to find out your options.

The work is planned for when ridership is lower to lessen the impact on customers.

Route 107 Schedules

Map of Route 107

Map of Route 107

Fall service starts Sept. 2 Read More

Fall service

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Non-Presto fares sold from ticket machines are active right away Read More

You can use Single-ride tickets and DayPasses, including those for 3, 5 and 7 days, to ride on OC Transpo, Para Transpo and STO as soon as you buy them up until they expire. You’ll find the expiry date and time in bold text on the front of each ticket. You can’t buy these fares in advance. Use Presto to pre-pay your fares. Presto funds and passes are stored on your card until you tap onto a reader.

O-Train Confederation Line – June 2018 Read More

Check out how things are progressing along the O-Train Confederation Line! Our new video shows a bird's-eye view of the LRT stations in June.

Watch the video

Let’s Bike to Greenboro, Trim and Innovation Read More

Short, comfortable and convenient cycling routes connect you to Innovation, Trim and Greenboro Park and Ride Stations. These stations all have sheltered bike parking and 7-day/week transit service.

Plan your bike-and-ride trip

Update on January Para Transpo Info Sessions and Workshops Read More

Para Transpo customers can now view all questions and answers from the January 9 and 13 information session and workshop meetings. We thank you for attending and value your feedback.

Update on January Para Transpo Info Sessions and Workshops: Read More

Buy and load your Presto card at select Shoppers Drug Mart stores Read More

You can now buy a Presto card, load a pass or money into your e-Purse and check your balance at 66 Shoppers Drug Mart, Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore locations across the city. Presto cards are also sold online, at Customer Service Centres and through Ticket Machines at O-Train stations.

Use our Fare Purchase Locations map to find the Presto sales location nearest to you

Old bus tickets have expired Read More

We no longer accept old coloured paper tickets. You can trade in leftover tickets for Presto fares by visiting a Customer Service Centre before Aug. 31.

Make the switch to Presto today!

Construction at Terry Fox and Fallowfield Park & Ride lots Read More

We are improving access to two Park & Ride (P&R) lots. We are adding a new crosswalk at Terry Fox P&R. Construction will start on Wednesday, May 9. The work will not affect service. Construction at Fallowfield P&R will start on Monday, May 14. The work includes adding accessible parking spaces, new crosswalks and curb ramps. The work will not affect service. Once the work is complete, some Gold Permit parking spaces will move to just east of the new accessible spaces. Please proceed with caution around construction zones and follow all signage on site.

Ticket machine installations beginning at southeast Transitway stations Read More

It will soon be even more convenient to buy a single-ride ticket, DayPass or instantly load your Presto card along the southeast Transitway.

Ticket machine installations are beginning at Lycée Claudel, Billings Bridge, Walkley, Smyth, Pleasant Park, Heron and Riverside stations.

During your trip, you may find a small area within the station temporarily cordoned off, or a stairwell closed while ticket machines are installed.

Installation for all ticket machines along the southeast Transitway stations will take approximately 13 weeks to complete.

These stations will not have fare gates and customers will need to continue to tap or show their transfer on the bus.

Learn more about how to use ticket machines and how they make travelling with OC Transpo even more convenient.

Better Bus Stops Project: stop changes on St. Laurent and McArthur Read More

We are reviewing the stop locations on McArthur Ave. and on St. Laurent Blvd. and want to know what you think. The changes will provide customers who travel along the affected corridors with faster travel times, more reliable trips and a smoother ride.

Info on the stop changes and feedback form

Bus destination signs to use a mix of upper and lower case letters Read More

Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference.

We are updating all of our bus destination signs to use a mix of upper and lower case letters.

Old sign style:

Old destination sign style, using all capital letters

New sign style:

New destination sign style, using a mix of upper and lower case letters

This style change increases legibility for many of our customers. From a distance, it is much easier to recognize words that are not all the same height.

According to the City of Ottawa's Accessibility Design Standards:

"Using a combination of lower case and upper case lettering is easier to read than using all upper case lettering. The 'shape' of the text or message is more legible and creates its own image for familiarity."

Gradually, over the coming months, all bus destination signs will be updated. We expect to complete this process by the end of June.

Small pets allowed on buses and trains starting April 2, 2018 Read More

Small pets allowed on buses and trains starting April 2, 2018

Need to take your pet to the vet? Or take your pet to a park?

OC Transpo will soon allow all customers with small pets to board both buses and trains.

Here are the rules to follow when boarding the bus or train with your pet starting April 2, 2018:

  • Your pet must be secured in a pet carrier at all times, unless it is a registered service animal.
  • When seated, pet carriers must be carried on the customers’ laps.
  • When standing, pet carriers must be held by the customer or be placed on the floor at the customers’ feet and out of the way of other customers.
  • Pet carriers must not be placed on seats or on top of any wheel well housing.
  • Pet carriers must not be placed within aisles so as not to impede customer flow through the vehicle.

All small pets must be acceptable according to the City of Ottawa’s Animal Care and Control By-law, Schedule B.

Among the list of prohibited animals in the by-law: non-domesticated cats and dogs, all snakes larger than three metres, and all predatory or large birds.

Currently, only registered service animals are allowed on transit vehicles, to assist customers with disabilities.

Winners announced for Name the Trains Contest! Read More

The City of Ottawa has announced the 40 winners and winning name submissions for the Name the Trains Contest.

Winners announced for Name the Trains Contest!: Read More


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