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New contactless payment feature coming to OC Transpo

We are working with our fare payment system vendors to improve convenience and provide more touch-free fare payment options for you.

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Return to school - We’re ready for you

Updated September 9: We've added more midday trips for students to accommodate early end times

OC Transpo service to Ottawa high schools and middle schools will resume for the school year. This includes the 600-series bus routes and special school service on some regular bus routes.

We are working closely with all four school boards, Ottawa Student Transportation Authority and Consortium de Transport Scolaire d’Ottawa on this year’s back to school plans.

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Fall service change starts Aug. 30

Starting Sunday, August 30, some routes will return to their regular schedules to reflect increased seasonal ridership and the changing needs of our customers due to COVID‑19.

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Rideau Customer Service Centre reopened

Our Customer Service Centre in the Rideau Centre is now open with reduced hours.

New temporary hours:

  • Monday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sundays, 11 am to 6 pm

Please keep your distance from other customers while waiting or avoid the line by using:

Applications for discounted fares can be submitted by mail or fax.

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Rack & Roll is here !

Rack & Roll is here! Rack & Roll is back this summer with over 700 bike racks installed on buses by early June.

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Spring service update

April 17

The Spring service change on Sunday, April 19 will not be proceeding.

Bus and O-Train service will continue operating with modified schedules as detailed in the March 30 Service Change.

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New trips added to service change on May 14

May 13

We have been reaching out to staff and customers for feedback on our new March 30 service changes. In response to this feedback, we have added new service on some routes.

We will continue collecting feedback and adjusting service as necessary to ensure that our customers and staff can travel safely.

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Upcoming Changes to Bus Service

March 29

Effective March 30, schedules will be adjusted on all bus routes.

OC Transpo will be monitoring the adjusted transit service. We will be prioritizing changes that keep sufficient space available on buses and changes that address travel needs to essential services based on staff and customer feedback.

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Line 2 closing for O‑Train expansion

O-Train Line 2 is closing for approx. 2 years in preparation for Stage 2. The last day of O-Train service on Line 2 is Saturday May 2.

Starting on Sunday May 3:

  • Line 2 bus service will serve bus stops at or near all Line 2 stations
  • Most Line 2 stations will be closed, except for Bayview and Greenboro
  • Ticket machines, information telephones, and emergency call boxes will be available at Bayview and Greenboro

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March 30 service change

March 27

Starting on Monday, March 30, many bus routes are operating on a Saturday schedule.

These changes reflect lower ridership and maintain service to all neighbourhoods and essential services.

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Changes to service levels

March 24

Starting this week, OC Transpo will be adjusting service levels on routes across the system:

  • March 25 - Line 2
  • March 27 - Line 1
  • March 30 - Conventional buses

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Reserve or cancel Para Transpo trips online

Para Transpo customers can now test new online forms to Reserve a trip or Cancel a trip. Both forms are mobile-friendly and accessible.

The forms provide a new alternative to reserving and cancelling trips by phone. You can continue reserving and cancelling trips by phone if you prefer.

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