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Friel St. Closure, Wilbrod to Laurier (July 25 - 28) July 25, 2017 Route 16XRead More

From July 25 - 28, 2017, between 9 am - 5 pm daily, route 16X trips will be detoured due to the closure of Friel Street from Wilbrod to Laurier. Route 16X trips from Lees Station to the Rideau Centre will serve King Edward, Wilbrod, Chapel and Laurier. No bus stops are affected.

Map for Route 16x, Friel Street Closure Detour

Detours and delays expected downtown when La Machine creatures take over July 27–30 July 26, 2017 Route 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19Read More

La Machine, an Ottawa 2017 Signature Event, is coming to downtown Ottawa and the ByWard Market from July 27 to 30. Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 19 will be detoured throughout the weekend in order create safe zones for spectators and creatures alike. These routes and all routes that run on the Transitway will also experience short disruptions or delays to service as La Machine creatures pass through.
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Planned road closures

Additional closures may be added and lifted throughout the weekend.
Even if there are no stops on a closed road segment, bus routes in the area may be detoured or experience delays.

Wednesday, July 26
  • Early-morning rolling closures along Sir George Étienne Cartier Parkway and Sussex Drive, between Aviation and Guigues
  • Sussex Drive northbound, from Guigues to St. Patrick, closed from noon to 6 am on Thursday
Thursday, July 27
  • All-day closure of Guigues Avenue from Sussex to Parent
  • Sussex Drive, between Guigues and Murray, closed overnight from 4 pm to 6 am
  • St. Patrick Street, between Mackenzie and Parent, closed from 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Alexandra Bridge, between Laurier (Gatineau) and Mackenzie, closed from 5 pm to 11 pm
Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29

Rolling closures and significant traffic impacts are expected:

  • As far north as Bruyère Avenue
  • As far south as Laurier Avenue
  • As far east as Cumberland Street
  • As far west as O’Connor Street
Sunday, July 30

Closures and significant traffic impacts are expected:

  • Along Wellington Street
  • Along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
  • On Victoria Island

Algonquin College Service Roadway Closure (June 5 - Sep. 1) June 5, 2017 Route 88Read More

From 7 am - 5 pm daily, between Monday, June 5 until Friday, September 1, 2017 (inclusive), route 88 will be detoured due to the closure of the Algonquin College Service Roadway (North Access Rd.) between Navaho Dr. and College Ave. Route 88 Kanata (westbound) will serve Navaho, Woodroffe and the bus-only roadway. Route 88 Hurdman (eastbound) will serve Baseline Station, Woodroffe and Navaho. Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Bus stops (560 #) NOT in use Alternate Service:
 # 0706 -- North Access Rd. (west-side)
               at College Avenue
Stop # 0704 (west-side) on Navaho
at the Algonquin College Residence
OR Stop 2A at Baseline Station
 # 0707 -- North Access Rd. (east-side)
               at College Avenue
Stop # 0705 (east-side) on Navaho
at the Algonquin College Residence
OR Stop 1A at Baseline Station

Map for Route 88, Algonquin College Detour

Sunday Bike Days: Westbound Closure of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway June 4, 2017 Route 61, 87, 94, 95, 97Read More

Starting Sunday, June 4 until Sunday, September 3, 2017 (inclusive):  On Sunday mornings from 9 am - 1 pm, westbound routes 61, 62, 87, 94, 95 and 97 will be detoured due to the closure of the westbound Ottawa River Parkway (Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway) for 'Nokia' Sunday Bike Days". To get from Westboro Station to Lincoln Fields Station, these westbound routes will travel along Scott, Churchill, Richmond, Woodroffe and Carling. Please allow yourself a few extra minutes for your travel.

Bus Stops (560 #) NOT in USE
on Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm:
Alternative Westbound Service:
# 3014 -- Lincoln Fields Stn.
              Stops 1A, 1B
Routes 61, 62, 94, 95:  Stop 4B
Route 97:  Stop 3A or Stop 5A on Carling
# 3013 -- Dominion Stn. Stop 1A Routes 61, 62, 87, 94, 95:
Temporary stop on Richmond at Golden
# 4944 -- Woodroffe at Saunders Route 87 only:
Stop on Richmond, east of Woodroffe
# 1832 -- Woodroffe at Richmond

Queen St. Construction (until further notice) April 7, 2017 Route 9, 12Read More

From 7 pm on Friday, April 7 until late fall 2017 (weekdays only), eastbound Routes 9 and 12 are detoured due to continued construction on Queen St. Both route 9 Hurdman and route 12 Blair will serve Kent at Queen and continue on Kent and Wellington. Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Bus stops (560 #) NOT in use:
    # 7561 -- Queen St. (south-side) at Bank
    # 1512 -- Queen St. (south-side) at Metcalfe
For eastbound service, please catch your bus at:
   # 1368 -- Kent St. (east-side) at Queen
   # 7693 -- Wellington (south-side) at O'Connor
   # 7694 -- Wellington (south-side) at Metcalfe

Map for Routes 9 & 12, Queen St. Detour

General Service Change

Summer Service Change June 25, 2017 Route allRead More

The Summer service change starts on Sunday, June 25, 2017:

  • We’re getting Ready for Rail:
  • Schedule adjustments to reflect lower demand for service in the summer
  • Weekend service returns to Canadian Aviation and Space Museum (Route 129), Experimental Farm and Canada Agriculture Museum (Route 185), and Petrie Island (Route 198)
  • Barrhaven service improvements: service expanded to CitiGate commercial area and residential areas along Maravista and Kennevale
  • School’s out for summer! (and so are the School routes)
  • Summer is construction season in Canada! Work on Ottawa roads could lead to service delays and detours. Sign up to receive the latest service alerts by email or text message.

For a complete list of routes and trips affected, visit the Summer Service Change page.

Route Service Change

NEW Route Numbers June 25, 2017 Route 1, 41, 121, 123, 124, 126, 128, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 192, 193, 194Read More

Effective on Sunday, June 25, 2017, we are continuing to introduce new route numbers for many routes throughout the city to help us "Get Ready for Rail".

For a complete list of routes and trips affected, visit the Summer Service Change page.

New Route Numbers effective June 25, 2017

Barrhaven Service Improvements June 25, 2017 Route 170, 179Read More

Effective Sunday, June 25, 2017:

  • NEW Route 179 will provide peak-period service for the new office and retail locations at CitiGate, west of Strandherd.
  • Current Route 170 will be extended to serve the CitiGate development and to better serve residential areas along Maravista and Kennevale between Cedarview and Strandherd.
  • Trips to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency location on Fallowfield Road will be provided by new Route 179 instead of Route 170.

For a complete list of routes and trips affected on June 25, please visit the Summer Service Change page.

New Barrhaven Service Map

Hurdman Station: NEW Routing & Stop Locations June 25, 2017Read More

As of Sunday, June 25, bus service at Hurdman Station will move to the new bus platform, next to the future O-Train Confederation Line platforms. NOTE: There are new routing and stop locations.

  • Stop A at the new Hurdman Station platform will not be in service until further notice.

For a complete list of changes on June 25, please visit the Summer Service Change page.

New Hurdman Station Layout

Special Weekend Service to Summer Destinations Returns June 25, 2017 Route 129, 185, 198Read More

Effective Sunday, June 25, 2017, the summer weekend service returns to the destinations on the following routes:

  • Route 129: Extension to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum returns.
    Museum trips will run from 9 am to 5 pm every 30 min. (approx.)
  • Route 185: Service to the Experimental Farm and Canada Agriculture Museum returns.
    Trips will run from 9 am to 5 pm every 30 min. (approx.)
  • Route 198: Service to Petrie Island returns.
    Trips will run from 9 am to 6:30 pm every 30 min. (approx.)

Please confirm the passing times of your route or create a new Travel Plan.

For a complete list of routes and trips affected on June 25, please visit the Summer Service Change page.

Trip Adjustments and Seasonal Changes June 25, 2017 Route 8, 12, 16, 19, 30, 33, 56, 61, 82, 85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 104, 105, 111, 129, 168, 170, 177, 235, 256, 272, 277Read More

Effective Sunday, June 25, 2017, some routes will have reduced schedules to reflect the lower seasonal changes in ridership, while other routes have trips adjusted to meet the changing needs of our customers:

  • Routes 8, 12, 16, 19, 30, 33, 61, 82, 85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 104, 105, 111, 129, 235, 256, 272 and 277 will have reduced service to reflect the seasonal changes in ridership.
  • Route 56: Trip time adjusted in the morning to better align with Civic Hospital shift times.
  • Route 168: Early-morning trip time adjustment to improve connections with Route 61.
  • Route 170 extended to serve CitiGate and the residential areas along Maravista and Kennevale between Cedarview and Strandherd. Trips to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency renumbered as new Route 179.
  • Route 177: New evening trip starting from Barrhaven Centre (8:08 pm), added to reduce time between buses.

Please confirm the passing times of your route or create a new Travel Plan.

For a complete list of routes and trips affected on June 25, please visit the Summer Service Change page.

Other

Stop #2392 on Albert at Empress Relocated (until late fall 2017) Route 8, 16, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98Read More

Until the late fall of 2017, bus stop # 2392, located on the north-side of Albert at Empress, will be temporarily relocated to the east-side of Empress at the Transitway:

Diagram of bus stop relocation

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