Transit routes and train lines are organized by service types. Each type has its own colour and symbol telling you when and where a route travels.
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Other types of transit service
The O-Train Confederation Line (Line 1) is a 12.5-kilometre electric light-rail service that will connect 13 stations from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair in the east, replacing current Transitway service through central Ottawa.
- Identified by a red circle on maps and signs
- 12.5 km of rail running east to west from Blair Station to Tunney’s Pasture and through a 2.5 km downtown tunnel
- Peak service will run every 5 minutes or less
- Frequent service throughout the day and never more than 15 minutes after midnight or on weekends
- End-to-end travel time less than 25 minutes
- 13 stations – 4 underground
- Each two-car train will be able to move up to 600 passengers comfortably
- Will be able to accommodate up to 10,700 passengers per hour, each way
- 100% accessible
- 100% electrified vehicles for a quiet ride with zero emissions
The O-Train Trillium Line (Line 2) is an 8-kilometre diesel light-rail service running from Greenboro Station in the south to Bayview Station just west of downtown.
- Identified by a green circle on maps and signs
- Connects to the Confederation Line at Bayview Station
- Line 2 is served by 6 high-efficiency diesel engine trains
- Each train can accommodate 260 passengers
- Trains run 7 days a week, every 12–15 minutes
Rapid routes provide high speed, station-to-station bus service
- Identified by a blue circle on maps and signs
- Will offer connections to the O-Train Confederation Line all day, 7 days a week, at Tunney’s Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair Stations
- Use the Transitway and dedicated bus lanes
- Overnight, when O-Train Line 1 is not running, many Rapid routes will be extended to Rideau Station, serving all Line 1 stations en route. These trips will be identified as "N" (Night) trips.
O-Train lines and Rapid routes
Frequent routes offer reliable, high frequency bus service along major roads.
- Frequent routes are shown in an orange hexagon on signs and maps
- Service every 15 minutes or less from 6 am to 6 pm on weekdays
- Operate 7 days/week
O-Train lines, and Rapid and Frequent routes
Connexion routes offer convenient and reliable peak-period service between residential communities and downtown. When service begins on the O-Train Line 1, these routes will be shortened to connect to the O-Train. Connexion routes are shown in a purple oval on maps and signs
- Routes are numbered in the 200s
- Will connect with the Confederation Line at Blair Station from the east, Hurdman from the south and Tunney’s Pasture from the west and southwest
O-Train lines and Connexion routes
Local routes offer customized routing and schedules, to serve destinations that are not on a Rapid or Frequent route.
Local routes are shown in dark grey rectangles on maps and signs
A symbol with a white background means that a Local route only runs during certain times of the day, or on certain days of the week
- Routes that will connect to the O-Train Line 1 are numbered below 100
- Routes that do not connect Line 1 will be numbered 100-199