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Fall service starts Sunday, September 4, 2022

Highlights

  • Service improvements and adjustments for various routes
  • School service resumes with NEW Route 693 servicing St. Francis Xavier High School
  • Rack & Roll continues on all routes until the end of October!
  • NCC Weekend Bikedays extended to October 11
  • Weekend service to summer destinations ends Sept. 5

Holiday service

Service information for upcoming holidays
Holiday Date Service information
Labour Day Monday, September 5
  • O-Train Line 1 and buses, including Line 2 replacement buses, will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • Special weekend service to summer destinations will operate.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Friday, September 30
  • O-Train Line 1 will operate on a Friday schedule.
  • Buses, including Line 2 replacement buses, will operate on a Weekday schedule.
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 10
  • O-Train Line and buses, including Line 2 replacement buses, will operate on a Sunday schedule.
Remembrance Day Friday, November 11
  • O-Train Line 1 will operate on a Friday schedule.
  • Buses, including Line 2 replacement buses, will operate on a Weekday schedule.

Schedule and service changes

These adjustments 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.

Service improvements

Routes will be adjusted or have trips added to improve service to the Amazon building. Adjustments will be made to extensions to Citigate in Barrhaven to better match shift times. There will also be trip time adjustments for several trips that start or end at Systemhouse on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Trips on weekdays and weekends are being improved on these routes:
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99

Saturdays

  • NEW northbound morning trip from Systemhouse at 6:19 am.

Sundays

  • NEW northbound morning trip from Systemhouse at 6:15 am.
  • NEW southbound early evening trip from Greenboro Station at 6:53 pm.

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Weekdays:

  • NEW southbound early morning trip from Innovation Station at 5:28 am.

Saturdays:

  • NEW northbound morning trip from Fallowfield Station at 6:07 am.
  • NEW southbound early morning trip from Innovation Station at 5:40 am.

Sundays:

  • NEW earlier northbound morning trip from Fallowfield Station at 6:06 am.
  • NEW earlier southbound early morning trip from Innovation Station at 5:40 am.

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Weekdays:

  • NEW northbound early morning trip from Fallowfield Station at 5:59 am.

Saturdays:

  • Two NEW northbound morning trips from Barrhaven Centre at 5:57 am and 6:57 am.
  • Three NEW southbound morning trips from Fallowfield Station at 5:56 am, 6:26 am, and 6:56 am.

Sundays:

  • Three NEW northbound morning trips from Barrhaven Centre at 5:55 am, 6:25 am, and 6:55 am.
  • NEW northbound evening trip from Barrhaven Centre at 7:25 pm.
  • Three NEW southbound morning trips from Fallowfield Station at 5:57 am, 6:27 am, and 6:57 am.
  • NEW southbound evening trip from Fallowfield Station at 7:25 pm.

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Seasonal adjustments

To increase service frequency and better match ridership levels, some routes will have some trips restored from the spring or summer service changes.

Trips on these routes are being restored to increase frequency:
Route Service information
R2
  • Peak period service will operate every 7-8 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 12 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 12 minutes.

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  • Buses will operate every 10 minutes from Blair Station to Carson/Montréal between 7:00 am and 8:30 am.
  • Buses will operate every 15 minutes between Carson/Montréal and Blair Station during the midday.

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  • Buses will operate every 15 minutes between Tunney's Pasture Station and The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus, during the morning and afternoon peak periods.

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  • Buses will operate every 15 minutes westbound in the late evening between 11:00 pm and 11:30 pm.

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Weekend service to summer destinations ends

Weekend service to summer destinations will end on Monday, September 5 (Labour Day).

Service to Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Petrie island, and the Experimental Farm and Canada Agricultural and Food Museum will end on Routes:

  • Frequent route 25
  • Limited Local route 139
  • Limited Local route 185

NCC Weekend Bikedays

Until Monday, October 10 (Thanksgiving Monday), the westbound lane of the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway will be closed to motor vehicles on weekends for NCC Weekend Bikedays.

Every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday Mondays, between 8 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:

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

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.

School service

Special service to schools resumes, including 600-series routes and special or extended trips on regular routes. To better match projected ridership levels and bell times, some routes may have trips added or removed, or times adjusted, and some new routes will be introduced.

Service to French schools starts Tuesday, August 30, ahead of the service change.

School service routes
Service information Route

All Saints High School

  • Two trips that arrive at the school at 2:34 pm will now arrive at 2:36 pm.

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Limited Local Route 674

A.Y. Jackson Secondary School

  • Route 110: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from Hazeldean Mall to Stonehaven and Summitview.
  • Route 161: Two NEW morning school trips and two NEW afternoon trips will be added.
  • Route 168: One NEW morning school trip will be added from Terry Fox and Fernbank to Hazeldean Mall.

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Bell High School

  • Route 88: The 8:35 am trip from Baseline Station will be removed.
  • Route 665: The 8:11 am trip from Stonehaven Drive will be removed.

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Collège catholique Mer Bleue

  • The 2:34 pm trip from the school will be removed.

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Local Route 634

Colonel By Secondary School

  • The 8:37 am trip from Blair Station will be removed.

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Earl of March Secondary School

  • Route 62: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from Terry Fox Station to Cardelrec.
  • Route 161: One NEW morning school trip will be added.
  • Route 168: Three NEW morning school trips and two NEW afternoon school trips will be added.
  • Route 664: One NEW morning school trip and one NEW afternoon school trip will be added.

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Limited Local Route 664

École secondaire publique De La Salle

  • The 8:12 am trip from Rideau Station will be removed.

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Limited Local Route 602

École secondaire publique Louis Riel

  • Route 28: All morning trips to the school will be renumbered as NEW Route 628. They will depart Hurdman Station at 8:08 am, 8:10 am, and 8:12 am. At Blair Station, service will be moved from stop B to stop H.

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Limited Local Route 628

28

École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers

  • The 8:16 am trip from Billing Bridge Station will be removed.

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École secondaire publique Pierre-de-Blois

  • The 8:34 am trip from Spratt / Limebank will be removed.

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Rapid Route 99

Gloucester High School

  • Route 24: The 8:37 am trip from Blair Station will be removed.
  • Route 28: One NEW morning school trip and one NEW afternoon school trip will be added.

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Hillcrest High School

  • The 8:13 am trip from Greenboro Station will be removed.

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Limited Local Route 649

Holy Trinity High School

  • One NEW morning northbound trip from Cope/Pasaena to Terry Fox Station and one NEW afternoon southbound trip from Katimavik to Cope/Rouncey will be added.

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67

Immaculata High School

  • Route 5: Two NEW afternoon school trips will be added from Billings Bridge Station to Laurier.
  • Route 7: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from Parliament Station to Brittany.
  • Route 15: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from Parliament Station to Collège La Cité.
  • Route 16: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from St. Paul to Lyon Station.
  • Route 55: One NEW morning school trip will be added from Elmvale to Lees. Three NEW afternoon school trips will be added with one trip from The Ottawa Hospital General Campus to Westgate Shopping Centre and two trips from Lees to Elmvale.
  • Route 56: One NEW afternoon school trip will be added from Union Station to Preston and Carling.

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Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School

  • Route 171: The 3:25 pm trip that arrives at the school will be shifted to arrive at 3:15 pm and depart at 3:22 pm.
  • Route 175: The northbound 8:42 am trip will be extended to end at the school and will start at 8:30 am. The two southbound trips at 3:05 pm and 3:35 pm will be extended to start at the school at 3:05 pm and 3:30 pm to provide direct service between Stonebridge / Golflinks and the school.

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Merivale High School

  • The morning and afternoon school trips between Merivale / Burris and the school will be removed.

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80

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School

  • The afternoon trips will be shifted ten minutes earlier to arrive at the school at 2:32 pm and depart at 2:35 pm.

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636

St. Francis Xavier High School

  • Route 99: One NEW morning and one NEW afternoon short school trips will be added between Riverview Station and Spratt and Limebank to accommodate students living in Riverside South.
  • Route 278: One NEW morning and one NEW afternoon short school trip will be added between Riverside South and Riverview Station to improve connection to and from Route 99.
  • Route 299: Three NEW morning and three NEW afternoon short school trips will be added between the school and Borbridge Avenue to accommodate students living in Riverside South.
  • NEW school Route 693 will be introduced to provide direct service to and from Blossom Park with seven morning and seven afternoon trips.

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St. Joseph High School

  • Route 75: One NEW morning and one NEW afternoon short trips will be added between Minto Recreation Centre and the school.
  • Route 99: One morning and one afternoon regular trip will be extended between Barrhaven Centre and the school to accommodate students living in Chapman Mills.
  • Route 170: One NEW morning and one NEW afternoon school trip will be added between Fallowfield Station and Barrhaven Centre and extended to the school to accommodate students in Barrhaven West.

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St. Matthew High School

  • Route 32: One NEW morning and one NEW afternoon school trip will be added and will follow a modified routing north of Jeanne d'Arc Station.
  • Route 34: Two NEW morning and two NEW afternoon school trips will be added and will follow a modified routing north of Orléans and Fortune.
  • Route 131: Two NEW morning and one NEW afternoon school trip will be added.
  • Route 221: One NEW early afternoon short trip will be added from Place d'Orléans Station to Cardinal Creek / Old Montréal Road to provide better connection from Route 693.

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Ongoing construction

Station impacts and construction as part of Stage 2 development will be ongoing. Work on Ottawa roads continues into the fall and could lead to service delays and detours. Routing directions for any affected bus routes and stops can be found on our Alerts page.

Routes impacted by ongoing construction detours
Route Service information
12
15
Local Route 20
Local Route 615
Local Route 616

Montréal Road Revitalization Project

It is expected that Montréal Road will re-open to buses in both directions at some point during the Fall. Until then, buses will continue to operate along their current detours, servicing all existing temporary bus stops.

  • Route 12 will operate between Blair and St-Laurent Stations.
  • Routes 15 will operate between Vanier Parkway and St-Laurent Boulevard. Evening trips will continue to operate via Blair Road.
  • Route 20 will follow routing on Granville / Alfred.
  • Route 615 will operate between Vanier Parkway and St-Laurent Boulevard.
  • Route 616 will operate along Montréal Road between Vanier Parkway and St-Laurent Boulevard.

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Connexion Route 228

Navan Road utility work

  • Route 228 will continue to be detoured during the morning due to the one-way closure of Navan Road. Afternoon service is not detoured. This project should end later this fall.

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