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Fall service starts Sun. Sept. 1


Schedule changes

As summer vacations come to an end and the school year begins anew, we are making the following schedule adjustments.  These adjustments reflect the 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.

Fall service

Routes with service reductions during the summer are returning to their regular schedules:

  • Routes 10, 12, 30, 33, 44, 61, 63, 64, 82, 85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 104, 105, 111, 129, 235, 236, and 272.

Changes at Parliament Station

In preparation for O-Train Line 1 service, Routes 11 and 19 will be modified downtown.

Route 11 service will be removed from Slater, Metcalfe and Wellington. This route will use Queen Street to Parliament Station. Catch Route 11 at Elgin and Sparks or on Queen Street.

Route 19 service will be removed from Albert between Elgin and Bank as well as from Slater between Bank and O’Connor. Catch Route 19 on Queen Street outside Parliament Station and at Slater and Metcalfe

Special school services resume

Special school service resumes for high school and middle school students. Special school service is available on some Frequent and Local routes, and all School routes (600-series).

Based on ridership levels, improvements have been made on routes serving Sir Robert Borden High School, Hillcrest High School / École secondaire catholique Franco Cité, and École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers.

School Affected routes Service information
Sir Robert Borden High School 84
  • Fewer trips in the afternoon.
Hillcrest High School /
École secondaire catholique Franco Cité
  • Fewer trips in the afternoon.
École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers 696 - discontinued
  • Route 696 will be discontinued.
  • Route 96 will be extended.
  • Route 689 will have an additional morning trip. Select trips on this route will be extended to the Alta Vista neighbourhood.

Construction detours

Work on Ottawa roads and bridges continues into the fall and could lead to service delays and detours. Sign up to receive the latest service alerts by email or text message. You can also check out the Alerts page for a full list of ongoing and planned detours.

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Weekend service to summer destinations ends

The last day for weekend service to summer destinations is Monday September, 2.

Route Service information
  • Summer weekend (and holiday) extension to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • Service every 30 minutes from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Summer weekend (and holiday) service to Petrie Island
  • Service every 30 minutes from 9 am to 6:30 pm
  • 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