OC Transpo has provided an overview of the spring 2018 transit service changes that will take effect on Sunday, April 22. These changes are part of OC Transpo’s regular schedule adjustments, which take place four times a year – April, June, September, and December.
The spring service changes include three types of changes:
- Service adjustments as part of the transition to the 2018 network;
- Other service improvements and adjustments; and,
- Seasonal service changes.
Transition to the 2018 Network Continues:
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 part of the phased introduction of the 2018 network, one minor route change is being made, and the route numbers are being changed for two limited services.
Seasonal Service Changes:
Rack and Roll Program – The Rack and Roll program of bicycle racks on buses will be re-instated this spring, running through to the fall. The Rack and Roll network consists of Routes 12, 61, 62, 85, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 101, and 106, provide this service on major routes across the City. The majority of trips on these routes will operate with a bus equipped with a bike rack.
Victoria Day Holiday – On Monday, May 21, service will operate on Sunday schedules.
March Break – OC Transpo will operate a revised weekday schedule during March Break (March 12 to 16) when schools are closed and many people are on holidays. Minor reductions will be made on some routes and bus arrival times may be adjusted slightly compared to the usual weekday schedule. School routes numbered in the 600s and special school trips on regular routes to elementary and secondary schools will not operate. Shopper Routes 301, 302, 303, 304 and 305 will operate as usual.
For more information and to view the changes in their entirety, please visit www.octranspo.com.