OC Transpo Winter Schedule Changes

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I would like to take a moment to remind residents that starting Sunday, December 24, OC Transpo’s winter service will come into effect. Many of the changes happening this winter will improve service in growing communities.

 

These changes are part of OC Transpo’s regular schedule adjustments, which take place four times a year – April, June, September and December.

 

The winter service changes include:

 

  • Route renumbering and a station renaming as part of the transition to the 2018 network. Some routes will be renumbered to be consistent with the Bus Service Identification report received by Transit Commission in June 2016. The O-Train Trillium Line’s Confederation Station will be renamed this winter to Mooney’s Bay Station, to reduce potential for customer confusion when the O-Train Confederation Line opens in 2018.
  • Expanded service to growing communities in Stittsville, Kanata, Ottawa West, Barrhaven, Riverside South, Ottawa South, Central Ottawa, Ottawa East and Orléans. The 17 new high-capacity double-decker buses entering our fleet will allow us to provide approximately 950,000 additional customer trips annually.
  • Service adjustments taking advantage of new infrastructure, including the West Transitway Extension and Alta Vista Hospital Link.

The following table lists the route number changes that will be made this winter 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.

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Major changes affecting Stittsville residents include:

  • Routes 61 and 62 – will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station.
  • Route 162 – will be adjusted due to the closure of Johnwoods Street between Maple Grove and Rosehill and will operate via Rosehill and Santolina.
  • Route 261 – will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station.  Westbound destination name will be changed to “Stittsville Main” instead of “Stittsville”.
  • Route 262 – will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station.  Westbound destination name will be changed to “West Ridge” instead of “Stittsville”.
  • Route 263 – will use the newly opened West Transitway instead of Highway 417 between Moodie and Holly Acres and serve Moodie Station. Westbound destination name will be changed to “Stanley Corners” instead of “Stittsville”.

 

The West Transitway Extension officially opened on December 17 to improve the reliability of service between downtown and Carling Campus. Most routes that travelled on Highway 417 between Moodie Drive and Holly Acres Road will now operate along the dedicated Transitway and will serve the new Moodie Station. I am happy to see this extension now officially opened as I feel this will prove a great benefit to west-end residents in Stittsville and Kanata.

 

For a full PDF overview of the changes across the City, please visit: https://shadqadri.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/winter-2017-service-change-external-memo_final_en-002.pdf

 

Residents should also be aware of holiday schedule changes over the upcoming weeks as listed in the table below:

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For more information, please visit http://octranspo.com