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Winter service starts Sunday December 20, 2020

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Schedule and service changes

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

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Routing and bus stop adjustments

Route 14 & 53

Trips on Route 14 St-Laurent and Route 53 Carlington will follow a new routing starting December 20. This change will return eastbound service to Scott Street between Tunney's Pasture Station and Parkdale Avenue:

  • Previous routing: Took Holland Ave. to Spencer St., then to Parkdale Ave.
  • New routing: Takes Tunney's Pasture Station to Scott St., then to Parkdale Ave.

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Route 14 map effective December 20, 2020.

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Route 53 map effective December 20, 2020.

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Route 16

All trips, in both directions, will follow a new routing starting December 20 due to the removal of a temporary bus turnaround on Hazel Street:

  • Previous routing: Westboro trips took bus turnaround to Hazel St., then to Main St.; Main trips took Main St. to Hazel St., then to the bus turnaround
  • New routing: Westboro trips take Hazel St. to Deschatelets Ave., then to Oblats Ave., then to Main St.; Main trips take Main St. to Hazel St.

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Route 16 map effective December 20, 2020.

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Route 56

Trips towards King Edward will follow a new routing starting December 20 due to the removal of a temporary bus turnaround on Hazel Street:

  • Previous routing: Took bus turnaround to Hazel St., then to Main St.
  • New routing: Takes Hazel St. to Deschatelets Ave., then to Oblats Ave., then to Main St.

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Route 56 map effective December 20, 2020.

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Route 164

Trips towards Terry Fox Station will follow a new routing starting December 20 to serve a new bus stop (#7637) on Acceptance Place between Hope Side Road and Meadowbreeze Drive:

  • Previous routing: Started on Summitview Dr., then took Summergaze St. to Meadowbreeze Dr.
  • New routing: Starts on Acceptance Pl., then takes Meadowbreeze Dr.

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Route 164 map effective December 20, 2020.

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Moodie Station: Route 66

At Moodie Station, westbound trips on Route 66 are being adjusted to service Stop B instead of Stop D. Stop B better protects customers from the weather.

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Returning trips, frequency adjustments, and formalizations

Returning trips

Some trips that were temporarily suspended due to the pandemic are returning on December 20.

Morning trips

Trips during the morning on weekdays are returning on these routes:

  • Rapid Route 63
  • Rapid Route 75
  • Rapid Route 99
  • Frequent Route 10
  • Frequent Route 12
  • Local Route 5
  • Local Route 16
  • Local Route 18
  • Local Route 19
  • Limited Local Route 179
  • Connexion Route 234
  • Connexion Route 236
  • Connexion Route 270
  • Connexion Route 272

Afternoon trips

Trips during the afternoon on weekdays are returning on these routes:

  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 7
  • Frequent Route 44
  • Frequent Route 87
  • Frequent Route 88
  • Frequent Route 111
  • Local Route 9
  • Local Route 46
  • Limited Local Route 66
  • Local Route 93
  • Connexion Route 277

Evening trips

Trips during the evening on weekdays are returning on these routes:

  • Rapid Route 61
  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 40
  • Frequent Route 44
  • Frequent Route 111
  • Connexion Route 256
  • Connexion Route 257
  • Connexion Route 272

Frequency adjustments

Weekday trips

Some routes will continue to operate with reduced frequency due to lower ridership during the pandemic. Trips on weekdays are adjusted on these routes:

  • Rapid Route 39
  • Rapid Route 61
  • Rapid Route 75
  • Rapid Route 98
  • Rapid Route 99
  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 7
  • Frequent Route 12
  • Frequent Route 40
  • Frequent Route 44
  • Frequent Route 90
  • Limited Local Route 15
  • Local Route 30
  • Local Route 38
  • Limited Local Route 66
  • Local Route 82
  • Local Route 86
  • Connexion Route 228
  • Connexion Route 235
  • Connexion Route 236
  • Connexion Route 251
  • Connexion Route 256
  • Connexion Route 272

High School trips

The trip times on some routes will be adjusted to better match bell times. Further adjustments may occur based on the decisions of the Province and school boards relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trips serving high schools are adjusted on these routes:

  • Route 28 will arrive earlier in the morning at École secondaire publique Louis Riel, with trips departing Blair Station at 8:05 am and 8:10 am
  • Routes 58 and 88 will arrive earlier in the afternoon at St Paul High School at 2:05 pm
  • Route 620 will have a new trip that arrives at Ottawa Technical High School at 1:10 pm

Formalizations

Changes that were made to some routes in October to improve bus service will be formalized. These changes include:

  • Adding or removing trips on the route
  • Adjusting start and end times for trips on the route
  • Extending trips on the route to serve more stops
  • Adjusting bus types for trips on the route to reflect increased ridership

Trips are being formalized on these routes:

  • Frequent Route 40
  • Frequent Route 85
  • Local Route 16
  • Local Route 28
  • Local Route 30
  • Local Route 35
  • Local Route 82
  • Local Route 86
  • Local Route 175
  • Limited Local Route 634
  • Limited Local Route 698

Innes Road Better Bus Stops

On Sunday December 20, bus stops on Innes Road in Blackburn Hamlet will be changing as part of the Better Bus Stops Project.

These changes will provide customers who travel along this route with:

  • Faster travel times
  • More reliable trips
  • Improved comfort

Rideau Street Reopening

On Sunday December 20, two-way traffic returns to Rideau St. as the Rideau Street renewal project comes to a close.

The following routes will return to their regular routing via Rideau Street:

  • Frequent Route 6
  • Frequent Route 7
  • Frequent Route 12
  • Frequent Route 14
  • Local Route 5
  • Limited Local Route 15
  • Limited Local Route 17
  • Local Route 18
  • Limited Local Route 114
  • Limited Local Route 602
  • Limited Local Route 624
  • 39Night Route
  • 45Night Route
  • 57Night Route
  • 61Night Route
  • 75Night Route
  • 97Night Route
  • 1R1 Route

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Construction detours

Work on Ottawa roads continues into the winter 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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