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March 30 service change

After closely reviewing ridership during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are adjusting service across the network to reflect lower customer volumes. Service will be maintained to all neighbourhoods and essential services. The new levels will also leave space for physical distancing.

Plan your trip in advance as service reductions may result in changes to your regular trip times.

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Highlights

Bus route changes

Routes with extra trips

We have been reaching out to staff and customers for feedback on our new March 30 service changes. In response to this feedback, we have added new service on some routes. We will continue collecting feedback and adjusting service as necessary to ensure that our customers and staff can travel safely. Here is a summary of all routes with extra trips since April 1.

Route Description of changes
7
  • New morning trips from St-Laurent at 5:42 am and 7 am
  • New morning trip from Rideau Centre at approx. 5:42 am
9
  • New morning trip from downtown to Hurdman at 6:12 am
12
  • New morning trips from Blair at 5:30 am, 6 am, 6:30 am, and 7:30 am
  • New morning trip from Parliament at 7:44 am and 8:42 am
14
  • New morning trip from Rideau Centre at 8:06 am
  • New midday trips from Rideau at 10:26 am and 1:15 pm
25
  • New morning trip from Millennium to Blair at 5:40 am
30
  • New morning trip from Millennium at 5:48 am
42
  • New morning trip from Hurdman at 7:25 am
46
  • New morning trip from Billings Bridge at 6:30 am
47
  • New morning trip from St-Laurent at 7:00 am
53
  • New morning trip from Kirkwood at 5:54 am
55
  • New morning trip from Bayshore to Elmvale at approx. 5:57 am
  • New morning trip from Elmvale to Bayshore at approx. 5:22 am and 6:05 am
57
  • New morning trips from Bells Corner at 6:08 am and 7:08 am
  • New morning trip from Bayshore at 6:45 am
  • Additional service every 20 minutes from 7:30 am to 7 pm between Bayshore and Queensway Carleton Hospital
61
  • Morning trip from Terry Fox Station at 6:32 am extended to Cardelrec Recreation Complex
74 and 55
  • New morning trip from Riverview to Tunney's Pasture at 6:25 am
75
  • New morning trips from Barrhaven Centre at 5:13 am and 5:43 am
  • New morning trip from Tunney's Pasture at 6:14 am
  • New morning trip from Minto Recreation Complex at 6:34 am
  • New morning trip from Tunney's Pasture to Barrhaven Centre at 6:37 am
80
  • New morning trips from Tunney's Pasture at 5:32 am, 6:32 am, and 8:46 am
  • New morning trips from Merivale / Slack at 7:30 am and 8:15 am
  • New afternoon trips from Tunney's Pasture at 1:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm, and 5:15 pm
  • New afternoon trips from Barrhaven at 3:18 pm and 5:15 pm
83
  • New morning trip from Viewmount at 6:14 am
85
  • New morning trip from Bayshore at 5:30 am
  • New morning trip from Terrasses at 6:15 am
86
  • New morning trip from Baseline Station at 5:50 am
88
  • New morning trips from Hurdman at 5:45 am, 6:00 am, 6:59 am, and 8:30 am
  • New morning trip from Terry Fox at 5:50 am
  • New afternoon trip from Hurdman at 4:20 pm
  • New afternoon trip from Terry Fox at 2:45 pm

Frequency and service adjustments

On Monday March 30, schedules are adjusted on all routes. Service continues to be provided to all neighbourhoods. Most routes are adjusted to use Saturday service levels on weekdays. Routes that do not normally run on Saturdays, such as some Connexion routes, continue to run at modified service levels.

In addition to using Saturday schedules, many weekday routes are enhanced with extra trips and frequency adjustments. On many routes, the first trip in the morning will be later than usual.

There are no changes to service levels on Saturdays and Sundays.

Routes with enhanced Saturday schedules on weekdays

Route Description of changes
45
  • Every 15 minutes during peak periods and in the midday
  • Every 30 minutes in the eventings
  • Every 60 minutes overnight
55
  • Every 15 minutes during peak periods and in the midday
  • Every 30 minutes in the evening
58
  • Every 60 minutes with earlier morning service added
81
  • Every 60 minutes in the morning peak with earlier morning service added
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak

Routes with modified schedules on weekdays

Route Description of changes
5, 9, 18, 19, 20, 24, 30, 34, 35, 42, 46, 63, 64, 74, 80, 82, 86, 87, 89, 90, 92, 93, 96, 131, 140, and 168
  • Every 30 minutes
6
  • Every 30 minutes in the peak periods
  • Every 12 to 15 minutes in the midday and afternoon
7
  • Every 30 minutes in the peak periods
  • Every 12 to 24 minutes in the midday
10
  • Every 20 to 30 minutes
11
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes
12
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the morning peak period and evenings
  • Every 10 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
14
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak period and evenings
  • Every 15 to 20 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
16
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the morning peak period and evenings
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
21
  • The first morning trip is at 7:10 am
  • The last afternoon trip is at 5:06 pm
25
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the morning peak between Millennium and Blair
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the morning peak between Millennium and Carson
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the evening
26
  • Every 60 minutes in the morning peak period and evenings
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
28
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning and afternoon peak periods and midday
  • Every 60 minutes in the evenings
32
  • Four westbound trips to Blair Station
  • Three eastbound trips to Jeanne d'Arc/Innes
38
  • Every 30 minutes, except for the first two trips of the day which operate hourly
39
  • Every 15 minutes between Blair and Place d'Orlèans stations
  • Every 30 minutes along the rest of the route
  • Overnight service will operate every 30 minutes between Place d'Orlèans Station and St. Laurent/Belfast
40
  • Every 15 minutes between Elmvale and St-Laurent stations
  • Every 30 minutes along the rest of the route
44
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak and evenings
  • Every 15 minutes in midday and afternoon peak
47 and 73
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes
48
  • Every 30 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Hourly in the evenings
49
  • Every 60 minutes
50
  • Every 60 minutes in the morning peak period
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
51
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the evening
53
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes
54
  • Every 2 hours with four trips per day

56
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes
57
  • Every 15 minutes in peak periods and midday
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the evening along most of the route
  • Every 60 minutes between Fitzgerald and Moodie
58
  • Every 60 minutes with earlier morning service added
61
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak period, midday, and evenings
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the afternoon peak
62
  • Every 30 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the evening
66
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the afternoon peak between Tunney's Pasture Station and Kanata North
75
  • Every 15 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Every 30 minutes in the evening and overnight along most of the route
  • Service to and from Cambrian:
    • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the morning peak
    • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the midday
    • Every 30 minutes in the evening
81
  • Every 60 minutes in the morning peak with earlier morning service added
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak
83
  • Every 60 minutes in the morning peak and evening
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak period
85
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak and evening
  • Every 15 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak
88
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak and evening
  • Every 20 minutes in the midday
  • Every to 20 to 30 minutes in the afternoon peak
97
  • Every 15 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Every 15 to 30 minutes in the evening
98
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak and evening
  • Every 15 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak
99
  • Every 30 minutes in the peak periods and midday
  • Every 30 to 60 minutes in the evening
111
  • Every 30 minutes in the morning peak period and evening
  • Every 20 to 30 minutes in the midday
  • Every 20 minutes in the afternoon peak period
138
  • Every 60 minutes
153
  • Every two hours
  • The last eastbound trip is three hours after the previous trip
158
  • One morning trip at 7:40 am
  • One afternoon trip at 5:05 pm
162
  • Every 20 to 40 minutes between Terry Fox Station and Tanger Outlets
  • Every 60 minutes along the rest of the route
164
  • Hourly throughout the day
  • Special trips from Tunney's Pasture Station in the morning
  • Special trips to Tunney's Pasture Station in the afternoon
167
  • Every 60 minutes
170
  • Every 30 to 60 minute in the morning peak and evening
  • Every 30 minutes in the midday and afternoon peak
171
  • Three trips per direction in the midday
173
  • Hourly between Barrhaven Centre and Fallowfield stations
175
  • Two trips per direction in the midday
  • One trip per direction in the evening
190
  • Two trips per direction in the midday
197
  • Every 60 minutes
221
  • One trip in the morning between Cumberland and Blair Station
  • One trip in the afternoon between Blair Station and Cumberland
222
  • One trip in the morning
  • One trip in the afternoon
228
  • One trip in the morning
  • One trip in the afternoon
231
  • Hourly throughout the day
  • 30 minutes between the last two morning trips to Blair
232, 233, 234, 237,
252, 256, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 267, 268, 270, 271, 272, 273, 277, 278, 282, 284, 290
  • Service operates approx. every hour
257
  • Service operates approx. every hour
  • Additional service every 30 minutes in the morning peak period between Palomino and Tunney’s Pasture Station
283
  • One trip in the morning between Munster and Tunney's Pasture Station
  • One trip in the afternoon between Tunney's Pasture Station and Munster
299
  • One trip in the morning
  • One trip in the afternoon

Routes temporarily not in service

Due to lower ridership, several routes are not operating starting March 30. Alternate service for some withdrawn routes is available and listed below.

These routes will resume once regular service returns.

Routes not in service Alternate service
15 12 or 25
17

7

(along St-Laurent, Beechwood, and Rideau)

23 n/a
27

20

(along Cummings)

31 n/a
33

233

(during peak periods)

37 131, 232, or 234
84

88

(along Baseline)

74 or 75

(along Woodroffe and at Baseline Station)

114 14 or 53
141

46 or 140

(along Heron)

154 On Carling or at Queensway Station
155 On Carling or at Pinecrest Station
161 164, 168, 252, 256, or 257
165 n/a
166 66
176 175 or 299
179 170
186 80 or 86
187 On Woodroffe at the Nepean Sportsplex and on Merivale
198 n/a
199 73 or 96
224

24

(starting at 6:30 am)

225

34

(starting at 6:47 am)

235 and 236

35

(starting at 8:21 am)

251

57

(starting at 8:13 am)

258

58

(hourly starting at 9 am, east of Moodie)

266

63 or 64

(approx. every 30 mins. starting at 7 am)

275

75

(starting at 7:02 am, 8:02 am, and then every half hour)

291

46

(every 30 mins. starting at 5:45 am)

294

93

(every 30 mins. starting at 6:58 am from Greenboro Station)

All 600-series school routes n/a

Shopper routes

All Shopper routes are continuing their regular service levels.

O-Train changes

Line 1

Starting Friday, March 27, O-Train Line 1 is operating every 6 to 8 minutes during peak periods. At all other times of day and on weekends, Line 1 service is every 10 to 16 minutes.

Hours of operation remain the same, with one exception. On Fridays, Line 1 service ends at 1 am on Saturday morning. Overnight bus routes are adjusted to align with Line 1's early closure.

Hours of operation for O-Train Line 1 as of March 27
Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
5 am — 1 am 6 am — 2 am 8 am — 11 pm

Line 2

Starting Wednesday, March 25, O-Train Line 2 is operating every 15 minutes at all times.

Hours of operation for O-Train Line 2 as of March 25
Monday to Friday Saturday Sunday
6 am — 12 am 6:30 am — 12 am 7:30 am — 11 pm

Para Transpo services

Para Transpo volumes are currently low and all trips are being accommodated.