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Fall service starts Sunday, September 5, 2021

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Schedule and service changes

These adjustments reflect seasonal changes in ridership and the changing needs of our customers.

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Schedule adjustments

Service improvements & adjustments

Improvements and adjustments to some routes, including:

  • Improving service to major employment centres
  • Adjustments to accommodate major construction projects
  • Adding trips to accommodate anticipated seasonal increase in ridership
Trips on weekdays and weekends are being adjusted on these routes:
Route Service information
Frequent Route 11

7 days a week:

  • All trips will be extended across Mackenzie King Bridge
  • Westbound routing adjusted and will no longer serve stops on Elgin

Route 11 map

Frequent Route 25

Weekdays:

  • Seasonal reductions ending
  • Westbound evening trip extended

Route 25 map

Rapid Route 57

7 days a week:

  • Many trips will be extended to start and end at DND Carling Campus

Route 57 map

Local Route 58

7 days a week:

  • Most trips will be shortened to start and end at DND Carling Campus and no longer service Moodie Station
  • Limited weekday trips will extend to and from Abbott Point of Care

Route 58 map

Limited Local Route 66

Weekdays:

  • Will be adjusted to operate along Highway 417 between Bayshore and Moodie

Route 66 map

Rapid Route 75

Weekdays:

  • A NEW morning trip will depart Barrhaven Centre at 6:09 am

Route 75 map

Rapid Route 99

7 days a week:

  • Select trips will be extended to CitiGate to improve accessibility to major employment centres
  • Select NEW earlier morning and evening trips have been added

Route 99 map

Limited Local Route 110

Weekdays:

  • Select NEW earlier weekday trips have been added

Weekends:

  • NEW weekend service with limited trips in the morning and afternoon

Route 110 map

Limited Local Route 167

Weekdays:

  • Adjusted to operate along Cope Drive and will no longer operate along Fernbank

Route 167 map

Limited Local Route 176

Weekdays:

  • Restored to regular routing due to the Barnsdale Road project no longer affecting this Route

Route 176 map

Connexion Route 252

Weekdays:

  • Adjusted to operate along Cope Drive and will no longer operate along Fernbank

Route 252 map

School service

Special service to schools resumes, including 600-series routes and special or extended trips on regular routes. Trip times on some routes will be adjusted to better match bell times and midday dismissal trips will be removed. Students will be accommodated on existing routes and may have additional transfers to and from school.

French school boards' service starts Tuesday, August 31, ahead of the service change.

Further adjustments may occur based on the decisions of the Province and school boards relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some school routes will be detoured as a result of construction impacts at Bayshore Station and Moodie Station.

School service routes
Service information Route

All Saints High School

  • NEW trips will be added on Route 674.
Limited Local Route 674

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School

  • NEW trips will be added on Route 161.

Route 161 map

Frequent Route 161

Bell High School

  • A NEW morning trip on Route 88 will depart from Baseline Station at 8:32 am.
  • A NEW afternoon trip on Route 658 to Grandview/Borden will depart at 3:28 pm.

Route 88 map

Frequent Route 88Limited Local Route 658

Canterbury High School

  • A NEW afternoon trip to Greenboro Station will depart at 3:27 pm.
  • Two NEW trips will be added to Routes 48 and 88.

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Local Route 48Frequent Route 88Limited Local Route 644

Colonel By Secondary School

  • A NEW afternoon trip on Route 35 to Lakeridge will depart at 3:17 pm
  • A NEW morning trip on Route 630 will depart Millennium Park at 8:17 am

Route 35 map

Local Route 35Limited Local Route 630

Earl of March Secondary School

  • NEW trips will be added on Routes 161, and 168.

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Limited Local Route 161Limited Local Route 168

École secondaire publique De La Salle

  • A NEW afternoon trip to Elmvale will depart the school at 3:27 pm

Route 609 map

Limited Local Route 609

École secondaire catholique Franco-Cité

  • A NEW afternoon trip to Hurdman Station will depart the school at 3:35 pm
Limited Local Route 645

École secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde

  • NEW trips on Route 30 will depart J'eanne d'Arc/Highway 417 at 8:27 am and depart the school at 3:30 pm
  • Route 639 will be adjusted to service Cardinal Creek Drive and Famille-Laporte Avenue

Route 30 map Route 639 map

Local Route 30Limited Local Route 639

École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers

  • The morning trip at 8:11 am will now depart Hurdman Station at 8:06 am
  • The afternoon trip at 3:45 pm will now depart the school at 3:34 pm

Route 96 map

Limited Local Route 96

École secondaire publique Pierre-de-Blois

  • Routes 99, 171, and 173: One morning and afternoon trip added on each route extended to the school.
  • A NEW Route 699 added with one morning and afternoon trip added.
  • Transfers to other routes available at Marketplace Station.

Route 99 map Route 171 map Route 173 map Route 699 map

Rapid Route 99Local Route 171Limited Local Route 173Limited Local Route 699

Holy Trinity High School

  • Three NEW routes have been added to provided direct service between the school and Bridlewood.
  • Four morning and three afternoon trips will be added to each route.

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Limited Local Route 667Limited Local Route 668

John McCrae Secondary School

  • NEW trips will be added to Routes 75, 170, and 173.

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Limited Local Route 75Limited Local Route 170Limited Local Route 173

Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School

  • All afternoon trips will now depart the school at 3:40 pm due to bell time adjustments.
Frequent Route80Local Route 171

Merivale High School

  • NEW trips will be added to Routes 80, 83, 99, and 111.

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Limited Local Route 80Limited Local Route 83Limited Local Route 99Limited Local Route 111

Notre Dame High School

  • A NEW afternoon trip to Tunney's Pasture Station will depart the school at 3:30 pm

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Frequent Route51

Ridgemont High School

  • A NEW morning trip will depart Queensdale/Conroy at 8:18 am

Route 93 map

Local Route 93

Sir Robert Borden High School

  • A NEW morning trip will depart Baseline Station at 8:15 am.
  • The afternoon trip at 3:27 has been restored.

Route 82 map

Local Route 82

St. Matthew High School

  • NEW trips will be added on route 131.

Route 131 map

Local Route 131

St. Mother Teresa High School

  • NEW trips will be added on Routes 171, 173, and 278.

Route 171 map Route 173 map Route 278 map

Local Route 171Local Route 173Connexion Route 278

St. Patrick's High School

  • A NEW morning trip will depart Walkley at 7:36 am

Route 92 map

Local Route 92

Station adjustments

At the start of service on September 5, bus stops will be changing at Moodie and Bayshore Stations due to Stage 2 construction. Routing directions for the affected bus routes and stops can be found on our Alerts page.

Moodie Station

Moodie Station will be temporarily relocated and the Transitway between Moodie and Holly Acres will close for Stage 2 construction. Several routes will be on detour.

Read more about Moodie Station details

Bayshore Station

A NEW temporary platform will be opened to the west of the existing north platform. Several routes will be on detour.

Read more about Bayshore Station detour

Rack & Roll continues!

The Rack & Roll program will continue to have all buses on our network equipped with a bike rack until the end of October.


NCC Weekend Bikedays

Extended to October 11 (Thanksgiving Monday), the westbound lane of the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway will be closed to motor vehicles for NCC Weekend Bikedays. Every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Monday, between 7:45 am and 4 pm, only cyclists will be able to access the westbound lane.

The following routes will be detoured during the weekend Bikedays events with minimal impacts to service:

  • Rapid Route 57
  • Rapid Route 61
  • Rapid Route 62
  • Rapid Route 63
  • Rapid Route 74
  • Rapid Route 75
  • Frequent Route 87

Check the Alerts page on Saturday and Sunday mornings for more information about this detour.

Read more about NCC Weekend Bikedays on ncc-ccn.gc.ca/


Weekend service to summer destinations ends

The last day for weekend service to summer destinations is Monday, September 6 (Labour Day).

Routes with special service ending on Sept. 6
Route Service information
Frequent route 25
  • Summer weekend (and holiday) extension to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Service every 30 minutes from 9 am to 5 pm

Route 25 map

Limited Local route 139
  • Summer weekend (and holiday) service to Petrie Island
  • Service every 30 minutes from 9 am to 6:30 pm

Route 139 map

Limited Local route 185
  • Summer weekend service (and holiday) to the Experimental Farm and Canada Agricultural and Food Museum
  • Service every 30 minutes from 9 am to 5 pm

Route 185 map


Construction detours

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

Follow us on Twitter for the latest service updates: @OCTranspoLive.