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#ReallyBigServiceChange on Oct. 6

Passengers transferring by bus to O-Train Line 1 at Tunney's Pasture Station.

Bus routes will change to make it easy to connect to O-Train Line 1. The O-Train provides frequent and reliable service through downtown Ottawa and has room for up to 600 passengers on each trip.

OC Transpo logo Downtown routes replaced by Line 1

In central Ottawa, bus routes 44, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99 and 105 will be replaced by Line 1. Connexion routes (200-299) will also be shortened, ending at Tunney’s Pasture, Blair, or Hurdman station.

All of these routes will be removed from Albert and Slater Streets, LeBreton, Mackenzie King Bridge, and Laurier Station.

Map of transit routes in downtown Ottawa.

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OC Transpo logo Routes splitting into east and west

Bus routes that currently cross the city through downtown will be split into an east section that ends at Hurdman or Blair, and a west section ending at Tunney’s Pasture.

Old
Route
East
section
West
section
44 Frequent route 44 Frequent route 85
86 Local route 46 Local route 86
87 Frequent route 90 Frequent route 87
91 Rapid route 39 Rapid route 75
94 Frequent route 25 Rapid route 74
95 Rapid route 39 Rapid route 75
97 Rapid route 97 Rapid route 57

OC Transpo logo New schedules

Along with over 100 route changes, most routes will have new schedules. Trip times and frequencies of service have been adjusted to provide good connections with O-Train Line 1 and to meet current passenger volumes.

Additional trips have been added to routes serving key destinations.

Scheduling or frequency changes will affect trips on many routes:

Check your new schedule

OC Transpo logo New and extended routes

Many existing Local bus routes will be extended to connect with O-Train Line 1. Four new Connexion routes will also begin service on October 7.

Routes extended to meet Line 1
Route Description of changes
Limited Local route 33
  • Extended to Blair

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Local route 35
  • Former Route 135
  • Extended to Blair

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Limited Local route 37
  • Extended to Blair

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Local route 58
  • Former Route 152
  • Extended to Tunney’s Pasture

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Local route 82
  • Extended to Tunney’s Pasture

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Local route 84
  • Extended to Tunney’s Pasture

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Connexion route 251
  • Bells Corners to Tunney’s Pasture

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Connexion route 258
  • Crystal Beach to Tunney’s Pasture

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Connexion route 266
  • Briarbrook to Tunney’s Pasture

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Connexion route 284
  • Knoxdale to Tunney’s Pasture

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Other route extensions
Route Description of changes
Frequent route 11
  • Extended to Bayshore from Lincoln Fields

Route map

Limited Local route 138
  • Extended to Innes Road

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Limited Local route 153
  • Extended to Lanark Avenue

Route map

OC Transpo logo Overnight bus service

Overnight, when O-Train Line 1 is not running, Rapid routes 39, 45, 57, 61, 75, and 97 are extended from Tunney’s Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations.

Night routes travel through downtown to Rideau Station, serving all O-Train stations along the line.

Map of night service routes.

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OC Transpo logo School service

Current school service will be adjusted to match new route numbers on many Local routes, and to provide better schedule connections with Line 1.

Changes will affect trips on routes:

  • Frequent route 25
  • Frequent route 51
  • Frequent route 88
  • Frequent route 90
  • Local route 24
  • Limited Local route 26
  • Limited Local route 28
  • Local route 35
  • Local route 46
  • Local route 48
  • Local route 58
  • Local route 82
  • Local route 84
  • Limited Local route 602
  • Limited Local route 609
  • Limited Local route 619
  • Limited Local route 624
  • Limited Local route 630
  • Limited Local route 631
  • Limited Local route 633
  • Limited Local route 639
  • Limited Local route 645
  • Limited Local route 669
  • Limited Local route 674

OC Transpo logo Event service to Canadian Tire Centre

With the opening of Line 1, bus routes will be adjusted to improve the connection to Canadian Tire Centre. Starting with the Ottawa Senators game against the St. Louis Blues on October 10:

  • Event Route Event route 404 will be extended to run from Tunney’s Pasture Station. More trips will be added on Route 404 to replace former Event Routes 401, 402 and 403;
  • Event Route Event route 405 will serve local stops along Catherine, Raymond and Carling that were previously served by former Route 401; and,
  • Event Route Event route 406 will not change.

Map of event routes going to the Canadian Tire Centre.

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OC Transpo logo Rack and Roll Program

Rack and Roll will continue through the end of October. Bikes can be taken aboard O-Train Line 1 year-round.

In the new service network, buses will be equipped with bike racks on routes:

  • Rapid route 39
  • Rapid route 57
  • Rapid route 61
  • Rapid route 62
  • Rapid route 74
  • Rapid route 75
  • Rapid route 97
  • Rapid route 98
  • Rapid route 99
  • Frequent route 12
  • Frequent route 25
  • Frequent route 85
  • Frequent route 88
  • Limited Local route 15
  • Local route 35
  • Local route 55

OC Transpo logo Ongoing construction

Work on Ottawa roads continues into October 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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