Bus 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.
|Service Type||Description||Colours & Symbols|
|S1 supplemental service||
|Replacement bus service||
A symbol with a white background means that the route only runs during certain times of the day, or on certain days of the week.
Other types of transit service
The O-Train Confederation Line (Line 1) is a 12.5-kilometre electric light-rail service that connects 13 stations from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair in the east.
- 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 runs 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
- Can 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.
- Line 2 is shown in a green circle on maps and signs
- Connects to the Line 1 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
- Connections to the O-Train Line 1 all day, 7 days a week
- 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.
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
Connexion routes offer convenient and reliable peak-period service between residential communities and the O-Train Line 1.
- Connexion routes are shown in a purple oval on maps and signs
- Routes are numbered in the 200s
- Connect with the O-Train Line 1 at Blair Station from the east, Hurdman from the south, and Tunney’s Pasture from the west and southwest
- Operate on weekdays
Limited Connexion service in the west end
For a more direct trip, in the afternoon:
- Kanata/Stittsville Connexion routes skip all stations from Moodie to Westboro except Bayshore
- Barrhaven Connexion routes bypass stations from Baseline to Westboro
In the morning, service to these stations is drop-off only. AM service to Baseline is also off-only.
Starting Jan. 5, 2019:
- Routes 258, 282 and 284 serve all stations along their route.
- Route 283 serves Bayshore and Pinecrest in the morning. In the afternoon, it only skips Westboro and Dominion.
Local routes offer customized routing and schedules to serve destinations that are not on a Rapid or Frequent routes.
- Local routes are shown in dark grey rectangles on maps and signs
- Routes that connect to Line 1 are numbered below 100
- Routes that do not connect Line 1 are numbered 100–199
S1 supplemental bus service
When the O-Train does not have enough trains to meet regular service levels, S1 bus service may operate. S1 buses add a direct peak-period service option between Tunney’s Pasture, Blair or Hurdman and downtown.
S1 service runs together with the train. This service reduces the likelihood you will need to wait for multiple trains until there is enough space to board.
If S1 service is required, you may experience longer travel and wait times. Platforms and trains may be more crowded as well. O-Train Ambassadors in red vests will be on site to help and direct you.
S1 service may be deployed for the morning or afternoon peak period. S1 buses run non-stop between Hurdman or Tunney’s Pasture and downtown.
If R1 service is needed while S1 service is running, R1 would replace S1 service. S1 service would therefore be cancelled.
S1 morning-peak service:
From Blair (Stop C), serves Mackenzie King Bridge and all stops on Albert, up to Albert/Bay.
From Hurdman (Stop B), serves Mackenzie King Bridge and all stops on Albert, up to Albert/Bay.
From Tunney’s Pasture
From Tunney’s Pasture (Stop C), serves all stops on Slater between Bronson and Elgin, ending on Mackenzie King Bridge.
S1 afternoon-peak service:
To Hurdman & Blair
From Albert at O’Connor, S1 service runs non-stop to Hurdman, then serves Blair.
To Tunney’s Pasture
From Albert at Bank and Albert at Kent, S1 service runs non-stop to Tunney’s Pasture.