Transecure is a community watch program on wheels. OC Transpo employees are the eyes and ears on our roads, looking out for the safety of all people and offering a safe haven in any of our vehicles for anyone who needs it (not only transit riders!).

  • Our employees are trained to respond to safety and security issues like medical emergencies, break-ins, accidents, fires, suspicious situations or any other incidents when someone feels unsafe or threatened
  • We’re on the road 24/7
  • We have as many as 1,000 buses, plus the O-Train, mobile cars and service trucks on street during peak hours
  • We work with emergency services: three police services – Ottawa Police Service, OPP and RCMP as well as Ottawa Fire, Paramedic Services and Transit Special Constables We handle an average of 3 calls a day
    • The Transecure awards recognize employees who provide an outstanding response to safety and security issues

Transecure initiatives

OC Transpo implemented the following security initiatives under the Transecure flagship:

Let OC Transpo Know Campaign

Any incident is one too many, and we continue to encourage our passengers to report any suspicious or criminal behaviour on OC Transpo buses, trains, or anywhere on the transit system to OC Transpo or Ottawa Police Service through the online reporting system or any available channel.

Example of an ad. Ad text: If you feel threatened, let OC Transpo know

Submit an incident to Transit Law

Night Stop

Transecure LogoMany Transitway stations have a Night Stop. At these stations, after 9 pm all routes serve the Night Stop. Look for the yellow TRANSECURE logo to know where to go.

The Night Stop is:

  • Centrally located, in an open area
  • Well-lit
  • Close to emergency call boxes or payphones
Transit Stations with Night Stops
Baseline Stops 1B, 2A
» Map of Baseline Station
Billings Bridge Stops 3B, 4C
» Map of Billings Bridge Station
Hurdman Stop B
» Map of Hurdman Station
Lincoln Fields Stops 3A, 4B
» Map of Lincoln Fields Station
Place d’Orléans Stops 1B, 2A
» Map of Place d'Orléans Station
South Keys Stop 1C
» Map of South Keys Station
St-Laurent Stop 3C
» Map of St-Laurent  Station
Terry Fox Stop 4A
» Map of Terry Fox Station

Safe Stop

Ask your bus driver!

After 7 pm, you can ask the driver to drop you off at a safe spot along the route closer to your destination. It's as easy as that! 

For your security

Security camera icon

Some buses have an on-board camera system.

More vehicle safety features
Clock icon displaying 7 PM. Image text: Safe Stop

Safe Stop

You can ask your driver to let you off anywhere along your route after 7 pm.

If you feel unsafe, press the passenger assistance alarm

Passenger Assistance Alarms

Find them on all double-deckers, articulated buses and the O-Train!

Passenger Assistance Alarms

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