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Fall service changes starting Sept. 3

New schedules, route numbers and routing changes go into effect on Sunday, Sept. 3. Please confirm your Route Schedules or use the Travel Planner to find your best fall trip options.

Service change highlights

  • We’re getting Ready for Rail:
    • All Signs Point to 2018: we are continuing to introduce new route numbers:
      Route number changes effective September 2017
    • We are 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
  • We have increased capacity or frequency on many routes to reflect the higher demand for service in the fall. Use the Travel Planner to find your best fall trip options.
  • We have adjusted schedules on the following routes to meet our customers’ changing needs: 62, 91, 94, 95, 98, 235, 256, 269 and 277
  • School service is back with a few changes! Special school trips on Frequent and Local routes and School routes (600-series) return for the school year
  • Special weekend and holiday service to summer destinations wraps up for the year. The last day for special trips to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, Experimental Farm and Petrie Island is Labour Day, Monday, Sept. 4.

Route network changes starting Sept. 4


  • Route 162 replaces current Route 62 evening and weekend service between Terry Fox Station and Tanger Outlets


  • Current Routes 114 and 298 will be combined into new all-day Frequent Route 40 connecting St-Laurent and Greenboro Stations.
  • New Route 40 follows current Route 114 routing to Greenboro, with trips extended to Hurdman during peak-periods.
  • All trips through Greenboro travel via Tapiola Crescent.

New Route 40

New Route 40 map

School service

School service changes since last year

  • More trips on Routes 12, 18, 19, 24, 82, 84, 152, 665, and 669 to accommodate Grade 7 and 8 students who have moved to Bell, Sir Robert Borden and Gloucester secondary schools following school closures
  • New schedules with fewer trips on routes 48, 80, 83 and 630 to Canterbury, Longfields-Davidson Heights, Merivale and Colonel By secondary schools, based on ridership.

School Board Presto cards

Some students will receive a free transit pass through their school. Check with your school board to see if you qualify before buying a pass!


Full-time students (including graduate students) at Algonquin College, Carleton University, Saint Paul University and uOttawa can get a U-Pass card from their student association. This pass is valid on all OC Transpo and STO routes from Sept. 1 to April 30.

Youth fares (19 & under)

The monthly Youth pass offers discounts for frequent riders aged 6–19 who do not receive a School Board Presto card or a U-Pass.

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