Getting Ready for Rail

In anticipation for the launch of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018, we have started the shift towards a fully integrated transit network. In the 2018 service, high-frequency train service will replace routes that currently run between Blair and Tunney’s Pasture and through downtown, resulting in increased reliability and a significant reduction in downtown bus traffic. We are now working to align our current bus route network with the Confederation Line. We will be gradually introducing new service types, route numbers and a clearer customer navigation system.

Introducing Connexion routes

When the Confederation Line opens in 2018, most transit trips will become multimodal (using bus and train for different parts of the journey). Combined with high-frequency rail, the 200-series Connexions will offer convenient and reliable peak-period one-connection service between residential communities and downtown.

Starting Dec. 25, 2016, most express routes will receive their new Connexion Route number (see table below), and riding these routes will no longer require a fare premium.

Connexion Route network

Connexion service overview

Limited service in the west end

West-end Connexion Route stops

New service types

Routes and train lines will be organized into groups that provide meaningful information about the service offered. New names, numbers, colours, and symbols will simplify wayfinding and trip-planning for our customers.

 

 

Description

Numbers

Colours and symbols

O‑Train

Quick, station-to-station train service

1 – Confederation Line
2 – Trillium Line

Rapid

Quick, station-to-station bus service
Main full-time connection to light-rail at Blair, Hurdman and Tunney’s Pasture

Under 100

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Frequent

Service every 15 minutes or less along main routes with connections to light-rail

Under 100

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Connexion

Quick, convenient weekday peak-period connections to the O‑Train

200s

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Local

Custom routing to local destinations

Under 200

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

School

Custom service from home to school

600s

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Shopper

Free weekly trips to and from the mall

300s

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Event
 

Direct to Lansdowne or Canadian Tire Centre

400s

O-Train Trillium Line symbol

Para Transpo

Door-to-door trips for registered customers

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New route numbers effective Dec. 25, 2016

Route number changes tableNew route numbers table

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