OC Transpo has provided an overview of the Summer 2017 transit service changes that will start on Sunday, June 25.
These changes are part of OC Transpo’s regular schedule adjustments, which take place four times a year – April, June, September and December.
The summer service changes include two types of modifications:
- Service adjustments as part of the transition to the 2018 Network; and,
- Other service adjustments.
Modifications to the OC Transpo’s transit system will be made in several phases in preparation for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. The modifications are intended to help ease the changes that will be experienced by customers once the Confederation Line is launched.
As with the renumbering of the 96 to the 61 and the 93 to the 62 in April, new route numbers that are consistent with the Bus Service Identification report received by the Transit Commission in June 2016 will continue to be introduced in phases.
The following table lists the route number changes that will be made this summer as part of the continuing roll-out of the new route numbering plan. As new route numbers are introduced, they will be categorized into the new service types, with each service type having its own distinctive colour and symbol that provides information on the service offered.
Other Service Adjustments
Service at Hurdman Station will be relocated from the temporary bus loop at the east side of the station to the new bus platform, adjacent to the platforms for the O-Train Confederation Line.
New service in Barrhaven
New Route 179 will provide peak-period service for the new office and retail locations at CitiGate, west of Strandherd. Current Route 170 will be extended to serve the CitiGate development and to better serve residential areas along Maravista Drive and Kennevale Drive between Cedarview Road and Strandherd Drive. The rush hour trips to/from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency location on Fallowfield Road will be provided by new Route 179 instead of Route 170.
Free service on Canada Day
Transit is the best option for travelling to Canada Day festivities downtown and across the city with free service all day on OC Transpo and Para Transpo. A special schedule will operate on July 1, with additional service during the day and after the fireworks.
Paper passes are being discontinued
June is the last month for Adult paper passes. Starting in July, adult passes must be purchased on Presto. July will be the last month for senior and community paper passes. Customers can visit an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or City of Ottawa Client Service Centre to purchase their Presto card. Customers can also go online at prestocard.ca or call 1-877-378-6123 to order their Presto card. Visit octranspo.com for more information.