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New winter service starts on Dec. 24

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New winter schedules take effect on most routes on Christmas Eve. Use the Travel Planner to find the best options for your travels this winter.

We’re getting Ready for Rail and the 2018 Transit Network:

  • New routes and route extensions will add service to growing communities:
    • Wateridge (New routes 17 and 27)
    • Abbotsville Crossing (Route 252)
    • Blackstone (Route 167)
    • Cardinal Creek Village (Route 221)
    • Chapel Hill South (Route 225)
    • Avalon South (Route 236)
    • Findlay Creek (Route 294)
    • General Hospital and CHEO (Route 45)
    Winter 2017–2018 system map (PDF)
  • All Signs Point to 2018: we are continuing to introduce new route numbers
  • Many Connexion routes get new clearer homebound destination names
  • Current Confederation O-Train Station (#3063) becomes Mooney’s Bay Station

The Transitway will be extended west to Moodie Station at Moodie and Corkstown on Dec. 17:

  • Improved connections to Carling Campus
  • Changes to Routes 61, 62, 63, 64, 101, 103, 158, 252, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 269, 301, 303, 402, 404, 406, 454, 660 and 661

We have made adjustments to meet our customers’ changing needs.

  • Increased frequency on Routes 63, 64, and 252
  • Adjusted schedules on the following routes: 12, 24, 44, 61, 63, 64, 91, 93, 94, 95, 97, 167, 234, 235, 277, 661, 681

A special holiday service will be in place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5.

Improved service from Hurdman to the Ottawa Hospital General Campus (on new Route 45).

New school route to Collège catholique Mer Bleue (Route 634) in Orléans South.


Changes to routes effective Dec. 24

Route Changes
O-Train Trillium Line
  • Will become Line 2
  • Confederation Station will become Mooney’s Bay Station
61
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
62
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
63
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Frequency during the busiest times will go up from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes
64
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Frequency during the busiest times will go up from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes
66
  • Will be modified to use the newly opened West Transitway between Bayshore and Moodie Stations instead of Corkstown and Abbot Point of Care for faster travel times
93
  • New Connexion Route 294 will replace two supplemental morning trips from Bridlepath/Albion
95
  • Will be extended to Minto Recreation Complex in Half Moon Bay via River Mist Road to replace current 177
  • Frequency along the new section (former 177) will be increased to every 15 minutes during the morning peak period northbound and during the afternoon peak southbound
99
  • Chapman Mills bus lanes will be extended between Longfields and Beatrice for more reliable travel times
  • The bus stops at Chapman Mills / Mancini (#1402) and Chapman Mills / Leamington (#1404) will no longer be in use
101
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
103
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
106
  • Peak-period extra trips between Hurdman and the Ottawa Hospital General Campus will be renumbered as new Route 45
136
  • Will be replaced by Route 234 and new Route 236
  • School trip will be renumbered as Route 636
152
  • Will be extended to Moodie Station via Abbott Point of Care
158
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
159
  • Will become new Route 54
162
  • Routing adjusted due to the closure of Johnwoods Street between Maple Grove and Rosehill
  • Will operate via Rosehill and Santolina
164
  • Northbound routing modified to operate via Shatner Gate, Pickford, and Kakulu. No changes to southbound service.
167
  • Service hours will be extended: will run from 6 am to 8:30 pm (approx.) northbound and 9 am to 9 pm southbound
  • Service will be added midday and in the evening, as well as northbound in the afternoon
  • Route will be modified to serve Abbottsville Crossing and Blackstone communities via Westphalian, Rouncey and Abbott
168
  •  Northbound routing modified to operate via Shatner Gate, Pickford, and Kakulu. No changes to southbound service.
177
  • Will be replaced by extended Route 95
189
  • Will become Route 198
221
  • Will be modified to serve the growing community of Cardinal Creek Village via Famille Laporte Avenue and Cardinal Creek Drive
228
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Navan-Sarsfield” instead of “Navan”
231
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Meadowglen” instead of “Jeanne d’Arc”
232
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Queenswood Heights” instead of “Orléans”
233
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Portobello” instead of “Orléans”
234 Modified Route 234
  • Will be extended to start in Avalon South (Minto Encore and Chaperal communities) and replace a section of Route 136 on Tenth Line, as this route will be discontinued
  • Will no longer travel on Gardenway; will be replaced on Gardenway by Route 235
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Tenth Line” instead of “Orléans”

Avalon South service map

235 Modified Route 235
  • Route will be split in two for faster travel times. Route 235 will serve Fallingbrook and replace Route 234 on part of Gardenway
  • Will no longer travel on Esprit or south of Gardenway; will be replaced south of Gardenway by Route 236
  • Eastbound destination name will be changed to “Gardenway” instead of “Orléans”

Avalon South service map

252 Modified Route 252
  • Will be extended to serve the growing Blackstone community in Kanata via Hope Side Road and Cope Drive
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Routing in Bells Corners will be replaced by Route 256 along Old Richmond and Robertson
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Fernbank” from “Bells Corners”
256 Modified Route 256
  • Will be extended to serve Bridlewood Trails via Akerson
  • Routing in Bells  Corners on Seyton and Westcliffe will be replaced by Route 252. Connexion service to downtown on Route 252 will use bus stops on the opposite side of the street from current route 256.
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Bridlewood” instead of “Kanata”
261
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Stittsville Main” instead of “Stittsville”
262
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “West Ridge” instead of “Stittsville”
263
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to Stanley Corners” instead of “Stittsville”
264
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
265
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Beaverbrook” instead of “Kanata”
267
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Glen Cairn” instead of “Kanata”
268
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Kanata Lakes” instead of “Kanata”
269
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Bridlewood” instead of “Kanata”
270
  • Homebound destination name will be changed to “Cedarview” instead of “Barrhaven”
271
  • Homebound destination name will be changed to “Stoneway” instead of “Barrhaven”
272
  • Homebound destination name will be changed to “Cobble Hill” instead of “Barrhaven”
273
  • Homebound destination name will be changed to “Tartan” instead of “Barrhaven”
277 Modified Route 277
  • Will be split into two routes for better travel times:
    • Route 277 will be shortened to start/end at Nepean Woods Station
    • New Connexion Route 278 will serve Cresthaven Drive in Barrhaven
282
  • Westbound destination name will be changed to “Trend-Arlington” instead of “Pinecrest”
301
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
303
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
402
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
404
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
406
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
  • Chapman Mills bus lanes will be extended between Longfields and Beatricefor more reliable travel times
  • The bus stops at Chapman Mills / Mancini (#1402) and Chapman Mills / Leamington (#1404) will no longer be in use
454
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
660
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
661
  • Time of afternoon trip from Bell High School will shift to line up with Grade 7/8 bell time
  • Will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station
681
  • Time of afternoon trip from Bell High School will shift to line up with Grade 7/8 bell time

New routes starting Dec. 24

Route Routing and service information
Line 2

New line number for the O-Train Trillium Line

17 New Route 17
  • Will provide peak-period service between the Wateridge Community (former CFB Rockcliffe) and the Rideau Centre.
  • To downtown in the morning, returning home in the evening

Wateridge area service map

27 New Route 27
  • Will provide peak-period service between the Wateridge Community (former CFB Rockcliffe) and St-Laurent Station via Cummings.
  • To St-Laurent in the morning, returning home in the evening

Wateridge area service map

45 New Route 45
  • Will provide peak-period service between Hurdman and the Ottawa Hospital General Campus using the newly-opened Alta Vista Hospital Link Road
  • To the General Hospital in the morning, returning to Hurdman in the afternoon
54
  • New number for old Route 159
198
  • New number for old Route 189
225 New Route 225
  • New Connexion route that will offer peak-period service from Trailsedge and Summerside West in Chapel Hill South
  • To Blair in the morning, returning home (destination Renaud) in the afternoon

Chapel Hill South service map

236 New Route 236
  • New Connexion route that will replace Route 235 south of Innes and a portion of Route 136 on Tenth Line, as Route 136 is being discontinued.
  • To downtown in the morning, returning home (destination Esprit) in the afternoon

Avalon South service map

278 New Route 278
  • New Connexion route that will replace Route 277 in Barrhaven along Cresthaven Drive and on Earl Armstrong
  • To downtown in the morning, returning home (destination Riverside South/Sud) in the afternoon
  • On Cresthaven, Bill Leathem and Longfields, Connexion service to downtown on Route 278 will use bus stops on the opposite side of the street from current route 277
294 New Route 294
  • New Connexion route that will offer faster travel times for residents of Barrett Lands, Deerfield Village and Findlay Creek
  • To Hurdman in the morning, returning home (destination Findlay Creek) in the afternoon
634
  • New School route connecting Orléans Station with the Collège catholique Mer-Bleue on Renaud Road
636
  • New route number for the school trip on Route 136 from Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School

Holiday schedules in place from Dec. 24 to Jan. 5

Holiday transit schedules will be in effect from Sunday, Dec. 24 to Friday, Jan. 5 for the holiday season. If you are taking transit during the holidays, check your schedule or generate a new travel plan before heading out!

December 2017

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

December 24
Christmas Eve

New winter Sunday schedule

December 25
Christmas Day

Sunday schedule

December 26
Boxing Day

New Saturday schedule with extra trips on busy routes

December 27
 

Reduced weekday schedule

December 28
 

Reduced weekday schedule

December 29
 

Reduced weekday schedule

December 30
 

Saturday schedule

December 31
New Year’s Eve

Sunday schedule with extra trips on busy routes

Fares are free after 5 pm!

 

January 2018

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

January 1
New Year’s Day

Sunday schedule

January 2
 

Reduced weekday schedule

January 3
 

Reduced weekday schedule

January 4
 

Reduced weekday schedule

January 5
 

Reduced weekday schedule

January 6
 

Saturday schedule

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