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Installation of new fare equipment at O-Train Trillium Line Stations Read More

Row of fare gates In August, the new fare gates and ticket machines will be installed along the O-Train Trillium Line at Carling, Carleton, Confederation and Greenboro stations, which will cause short-term pedestrian detours. Please follow all signage at the stations. On Aug. 28 and 29, overnight bus service detours will be in place to accommodate the work at Greenboro Station.

You should continue to tap at the existing Presto readers or use the existing ticket machines until the new equipment is activated for use later this year. 

The new fare gates and ticket machines will be fully accessible and easy to use. This is the same fare equipment that customers will use on the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

Fall service changes starting Sept. 3 Read More

Many routes will run more often beginning Sunday, Sept. 3 as new fall schedules come into effect. We are also continuing to introduce new route numbers and making Route network changes in Kanata (Routes 162 and 62) and in Greenboro (Routes 114 and 298) as part of the transition to the 2018 Network.

Fall service changes starting Sept. 3: Read More

ParaPay is now available Read More

ParaPay is a convenient, electronic and cardless way to pre-pay your fare on Para Transpo securely online or by phone. Load money or a monthly pass, then book your trips and ride. Your fare is automatically paid when you book, and if you cancel, your account will be reimbursed. ParaPay is for use on Para Transpo only.

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How many will it carry? Read More

Each two-car train on the O-Train Confederation Line will be able to carry 600 passengers — 240 seated and 360 standing. With trains arriving every 5 minutes or less at rush hour, the Confederation Line will be able to carry up to 10,700 passengers per hour, each way.

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

PAPER passes have been discontinued Read More

August passes for all pass types including SENIOR and COMMUNITY will only be available on Presto. Visit an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre (at Lincoln Fields, Place d'Orléans, Rideau Centre and St-Laurent) to get started with Presto.

Make the switch to Presto today!

EquiPass now available Read More

A new monthly transit pass available to eligible people on a low income for $57 per month.

Find out if you qualify and how to apply

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

2014 Transit Services Customer Survey Highlights Read More

We released highlights of the 2014 Transit Services Customer Survey. The results showed positive feedback in many areas. For example, 78% of customers rated OC Transpo as good or very good and 90% said they feel safe and secure using transit.

Transit Services 2014 Customer Survey Report

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 Will I Transfer?

Fare-paid zone at the major connection stations - Hurdman, Blair, Tunney’s Pasture and Bayview - will let transferring customers bypass the fare gate.

How Will I Transfer?: Find out more
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You can ask your driver to let you off anywhere along your route after 7 pm.

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