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Summer service starts Sunday, June 20, 2021.

Highlights

Schedule and service changes

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re making changes to bus routes across the city, starting June 20. These adjustments also reflect seasonal changes in ridership and the changing needs of our customers.

Use the Travel Planner or view the route schedules to check if your regular trips are affected.

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Schedule adjustments

Service improvements

To better support current travel needs, with an emphasis on hospitals, shopping districts, and growing employment areas, multiple routes will be extended or have increased service. A new route, Route 110, will also start service on June 20.

Service improvements starting June 20
Route Details
Local Route 11

7 days a week:

  • Route extended on some trips to Laurier / Waller via Mackenzie King Bridge, improving connections to the Rideau Centre and uOttawa

Route 11 map

Local Route 19

7 days a week:

  • Route extended to operate between St-Laurent and Hurdman Stations every 30 minutes during Train Yard's opening hours

Route 19 map

Limited Local Route 32

Weekdays:

  • Route extended to Chapel Hill Station
  • Trip added earlier in the morning (northbound) and later in the afternoon (southbound), matching schedules on suspended Route 225

Route 32 map

Local Route 33

Weekdays:

  • Midday frequency increased between Portobello and Place d’Orléans to every 30 minutes

Route 33 map

Local Route 35

Weekdays:

  • Added morning and afternoon trips, increasing service to every 30 minutes and replacing suspended Route 235

Route 35 map

Frequent Route 53

7 days a week:

  • Routing adjusted to operate via Holland instead of Parkdale, reducing travel times and improving reliability
  • Alternative service to The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus is available on Route 56

Route 53 map

Local Route 55

Sunday:

  • Service extended to Westgate Mall between 8 am and 9 pm, serving hospitals, shopping areas, and connecting to Line 1

Route 55 map

Limited Local Route 56

7 days a week:

  • Routing adjusted to operate via Parkdale instead of Holland
  • Short trips added to serve The Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, matching previous service span on Route 53

Route 56 map

Rapid Route 62

7 days a week:

  • Route extended on most trips to and from Stittsville instead of Terry Fox
  • Frequency increased to every 30 minutes at all times

Weekdays:

  • Route extended to Tunney's Pasture for the last trip in the evening

Route 62 map

Rapid Route 75

Weekdays:

  • Added early morning trip and and extended service to start at Minto, matching previous service on Route 275

Route 75 map

Local Route 82

Weekdays:

  • Peak periods routing adjusted to serve Newhaven St. and Majestic Dr., providing the same service coverage as suspended Route 284

Route 82 map

Frequent Route 88

Saturday:

  • Frequency increased to every 15 minutes during the day

Route 88 map

Rapid Route 98

Sunday:

  • Frequency increased to every 15 or 30 minutes during the day

Route 98 map

Rapid Route 99

Weekdays:

  • Trips added in the late evening between Riverview Station and Barrhaven Centre, matching service of shortened Route 74

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Trips added in the early morning and late evening between Riverview Station and Barrhaven Centre, matching service of shortened Route 74

Route 99 map

Limited Local Route 110

*New*

  • Connects Kanata North and Barrhaven
  • Operates between Innovation Station and Fallowfield Station, connecting Citigate, Kanata South, Hazeldean Mall, Eagleson Station, Beaverbrook, and Kanata North Business Park
  • Replaces parts of Route 63 and all of Route 179

Route 110 map

Local Route 170

7 days a week:

  • Routing adjusted to operate along extensions of Citigate Dr. and Systemhouse St., bringing service closer to employment locations

Route 170 map

Connexion Route 294

Weekdays:

  • Routing adjusted to operate on Kelly Farm Drive between Dun Skipper Drive and Leitrim Road, serving the growing areas of Pathways in Findlay Creek south and Barrett Lands in Findlay Creek north

Route 294 map

Frequency adjustments

The frequency of trips on many routes will be adjusted to match summer and pandemic ridership levels.

  • Most Rapid and Frequent routes will continue to operate at least every 15 minutes
  • Most Local routes will continue to operate at least every 30 minutes
  • Connexion routes will operate every 30 minutes
  • All School trips will not operate during the summer

Trip frequency on these routes will be reduced starting June 20. View the route schedules to check if your regular trips are affected.

  • Line 2 bus symbol
  • Rapid Route 39
  • Rapid Route 57
  • Rapid Route 61
  • Rapid Route 62
  • Rapid Route 63
  • Rapid Route 75
  • Rapid Route 97
  • Rapid Route 98
  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 7
  • Frequent Route 25
  • Frequent Route 40
  • Frequent Route 51
  • Frequent Route 80
  • Frequent Route 88
  • Frequent Route 111
  • Local Route 5
  • Local Route 9
  • Local Route 18
  • Local Route 19
  • Local Route 26
  • Local Route 28
  • Local Route 30
  • Limited Local Route 33
  • Local Route 34
  • Local Route 38
  • Local Route 46
  • Local Route 48
  • Local Route 49
  • Local Route 50
  • Local Route 54
  • Local Route 55
  • Limited Local Route 66
  • Limited Local Route 73
  • Local Route 81
  • Local Route 82
  • Local Route 86
  • Local Route 89
  • Local Route 92
  • Local Route 93
  • Local Route 96
  • Limited Local Route 164
  • Local Route 171
  • Limited Local Route 175
  • Connexion Route 231
  • Connexion Route 232
  • Connexion Route 234
  • Connexion Route 236
  • Connexion Route 237
  • Connexion Route 252
  • Connexion Route 256
  • Connexion Route 257
  • Connexion Route 258
  • Connexion Route 261
  • Connexion Route 262
  • Connexion Route 263
  • Connexion Route 264
  • Connexion Route 267
  • Connexion Route 268
  • Connexion Route 270
  • Connexion Route 271
  • Connexion Route 272
  • Connexion Route 273
  • Connexion Route 277
  • Connexion Route 278
  • Connexion Route 282
  • Connexion Route 290
  • Connexion Route 291
  • Connexion Route 294

Route adjustments

Some routes will be adjusted where parallel service is available.

Service details for route adjustments starting June 20
Route Details
Frequent Route 15
  • Midday trips will operate between Parliament and Blair Stations; these trips will not serve the Museum of History
  • Alternate service to or from Gatineau is available on STO routes

Route 15 map

Local Route 37
  • Morning and afternoon peak period trips will start or end at Place d'Orléans Station, not Blair Station
  • Alternate service to or from Blair Station is available on Route 39

Alternate route map

Limited Frequent Route 40
  • Morning and afternoon peak period trips will start or end at Greenboro Station, not Hurdman Station
  • Alternate service to or from Hurdman Station is available on Route 97 and 98

Alternate route map

Local Route 55
  • All weekday and Saturday trips will start or end at Westgate Mall, not Bayshore Station
  • Alternate service to or from Bayshore Station is available on Route 85

Alternate route map

Local Route 58
  • Morning and afternoon peak period trips will start or end at Lincoln Fields Station, not Tunney's Pasture Station
  • Alternate service to or from Tunney's Pasture Station is available on Route 57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 74, and 75

Alternate route map

Rapid Route 74
  • All trips will start or end at Nepean Woods Station, not Riverview Station
  • Alternate service to or from Riverview Station is available on Route 99
    • On Route 99, early morning and late evening trips added between Riverview Station and Barrhaven Centre

Alternate route map

Local Route 83
  • All trips will start or end at Baseline Station, not Tunney's Pasture Station
  • Alternate service to or from Tunney's Pasture Station is available on Route 74 and 75

Alternate route map

Local Route 84
  • Morning and afternoon peak period trips will start or end at Baseline Station, not Tunney's Pasture Station
  • Alternate service to or from Tunney's Pasture Station is available on Route 74 and 75

Alternate route map

Limited Local Route 162
  • Trips will no longer operate between Tanger and Terry Fox; as a result, Route 162 will no longer operate on Sundays
  • Alternate service is available on Route 62, which will be extended and have increased frequency

Route 162 map

Suspended routes

Service on alternate routes is available at the same or nearby bus stops.

Alternate service for routes suspended starting June 20
Suspended route Alternate route(s)
Limited Local Route 17
  • Route 7 and 27
  • To Gatineau:
    • Route 15 from Rideau, Parliament, or Lyon Stations (peak periods only)
    • Route 85 from Pimisi Station
    • STO service from Parliament Station

Alternate route map

Local Route 179
  • Route 110: New local route connecting Kanata North and Barrhaven permanently replacing Route 179

Route 110 map

Connexion Route 224
  • Route 24

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 225
  • Route 32 (extended trips and added an early morning and late afternoon trip) and 34

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 233
  • Route 33

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 235
  • Route 35
    • Added morning and afternoon trips to replace service from Route 235

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 251
  • Route 57

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 266
  • Route 63 and 64

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 275
  • Route 75 (added a trip and extended a trip)

Alternate route map

Connexion Route 284
  • Route 82 and 173
    • On Route 82, morning and afternoon routing adjusted to serve Newhaven St. and Majestic Dr.

Alternate route map

Weekend service to summer destinations

Special summer service to the Canada Agricultural and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and Petrie Island is temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Service to these summer destinations will return on Route 25, 139, and 185 when possible.

Construction detours

Work on Ottawa roads and bridges continues into the summer and could lead to service delays and detours. Check the Alerts page for a full list of ongoing and planned detours.

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