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Service Updates

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Schedule and service changes

The Spring service change on Sunday, April 19 will not be proceeding. Service changes that were going to begin on April 19 will start later in the year, once normal service resumes.

Bus and O-Train service will continue operating with modified schedules as detailed in the March 30 Service Change. Additional trips are being added based on customer and employee feedback. We will continue to make adjustments as required to ensure that connections are provided to essential services and space is available for physical distancing.

Customer feedback

Use the Travel Planner or view the route schedules to check if your regular trips are affected.

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Buses

Routes with extra trips starting May 14

Additional trips are being added to the routes below starting Thursday, May 14. Check your Route Schedule in the Travel Planner for the full list of trip times.

  • Rapid Route 39
  • Rapid Route 62
  • Frequent Route 12
  • Frequent Route 14
  • Frequent Route 40
  • Frequent Route 80
  • Frequent Route 88

Routes temporarily not in service

Due to lower ridership, several routes are not operating starting March 30. Alternate service for some withdrawn routes is available and listed below.

These routes will resume once regular service returns.

Routes not in service Alternate service
15 12 or 25
17

7

(along St-Laurent, Beechwood, and Rideau)

23 n/a
27

20

(along Cummings)

31 n/a
33

233

(during peak periods)

37 131, 232, or 234
84

88

(along Baseline)

74 or 75

(along Woodroffe and at Baseline Station)

114 14 or 53
141

46 or 140

(along Heron)

154 On Carling or at Queensway Station
155 On Carling or at Pinecrest Station
161 164, 168, 252, 256, or 257
165 n/a
166 66
176 175 or 299
179 170
186 80 or 86
187 On Woodroffe at the Nepean Sportsplex and on Merivale
198 n/a
199 73 or 96
224

24

(starting at 6:30 am)

225

34

(starting at 6:47 am)

235 and 236

35

(starting at 8:21 am)

251

57

(starting at 8:13 am)

258

58

(hourly starting at 9 am, east of Moodie)

266

63 or 64

(approx. every 30 mins. starting at 7 am)

275

75

(starting at 7:02 am, 8:02 am, and then every half hour)

291

46

(every 30 mins. starting at 5:45 am)

294

93

(every 30 mins. starting at 6:58 am from Greenboro Station)

All 600-series school routes n/a

Shopper routes

All Shopper routes are continuing their regular service levels.

Para Transpo services

Para Transpo volumes are currently low and all trips are being accommodated.

O-Train Line 2 closure

R2 symbol

O-Train Line 2 is closing for approx. 2 years in preparation for Stage 2.

The last day of O-Train service on Line 2 is Saturday May 2.

Starting on Sunday May 3:

  • A replacement bus service will serve bus stops at or near all Line 2 stations
  • Most Line 2 stations will be closed, except for Bayview and Greenboro
  • Ticket machines, information telephones, and emergency call boxes will be available at Bayview and Greenboro

Read more about Line 2's closure and replacement bus service

Rideau St. Renewal Project

Artistic rendering of Rideau St. with wide sidewalks and a bicycle lane.

On Sunday April 26, Rideau St. will close from Sussex Dr. to Dalhousie St. for a street renewal project.

O-Train Line 1 and Rideau Station will remain open. Pedestrians will be able to access Rideau Station throughout the closure.

These routes will be detoured until Rideau St. re-opens in late 2020:

  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 7
  • Frequent Route 12
  • Frequent Route 14
  • Local Route 5
  • Limited Local Route 15
  • Limited Local Route 17
  • Local Route 18
  • Limited Local Route 114
  • Limited Local Route 602
  • Limited Local Route 624
  • Night Route 39
  • Night Route 45
  • Night Route 57
  • Night Route 61
  • Night Route 75
  • Night Route 97

STO bus stops on Rideau will also relocate close by.

Read more about Rideau Street's closure and transit detours.

Construction detours

Work on Ottawa roads and bridges continues into the spring and could lead to service delays and detours. Check the Alerts page for a full list of ongoing and planned detours.

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