OC Transpo Summer Transit Changes

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OC Transpo has provided an overview of the summer 2018 transit service changes that will take effect on Sunday, June 24th. 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 three types of changes:

  • Service adjustments as part of the transition to the multimodal network;
  • Other service improvements and adjustments; and,
  • Seasonal service changes.

 

I have included some of the changes below. For a full list of changes, please visit http://www.octranspo.com/routes/summer_service_begins_june_24.

 

Minor route number changes will be made with the summer service change, to prepare for the opening of O-Train Line 1:

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Route 66 – Select trips will be extended to Innovation Station in the morning to provide additional service to Kanata North destinations.

 

Seasonal Capacity Adjustments – Every year, ridership declines across the system as the school year ends, as customers take summer vacations, and as the weather improves, allowing easier cycling and walking. The frequency of service is adjusted to reflect these changes in ridership, and the capacity provided remains sufficient to carry the number of customers travelling during this time. This summer, the number of trips is being reduced on Routes 12, 19, 30, 33, 44, 61, 63, 64, 82, 85, 87, 88, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, 104, 105, 111, 129, 235, 236, and 272. The special school trips on regular routes and the 600-series school routes will also be removed for the summer, with service to the English-language school boards maintained until Tuesday June 26 (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board) or Wednesday June 27 (Ottawa Catholic School Board) to accommodate the end of their exam period. On most routes, the pre-summer service level will return in September.

 

Holidays and Special Events

  • Canada Day – On Sunday, July 1, service will be free for all customers. A special Canada Day service will operate, with increased service levels to support the higher ridership levels on that day. Extra trips will operate on Routes 6, 7, 11, 12, 44, 61, 62, 85, 86, 87, 91, 94, 95, 97, 98, and O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line. Extra service will also be added in the later evening to Rapid, Frequent and many Local routes, including Routes 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 44, 48, 49, 63, 80, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 91, 92, 93, 96, 98, 99, 106, 111, 112, 114, 122, 129, 130, 131, 134, 135, 143, 152, 153, 168, 170, 177, 197, and O-Train Line 2.
  • Canada Day Statutory Holiday – On Monday, July 2, a Sunday schedule will operate, with extra service added to Routes 12, 61, 85, 87, 94, 95, 97, and 98. All regular subscription Para Transpo bookings will be cancelled; customers will be notified in advance.
  • Bluesfest – From July 5 to July 15, additional late evening service will be added to Rapid routes.
  • Colonel By Day (Civic Holiday) – On Monday, August 6, a Sunday schedule will operate on most routes, with additional service on Routes 44, 94, 95, and 105 for customers travelling to work in Gatineau, where it is not a holiday.
  • Early Return of the French-language School Boards – Starting on Tuesday, August 28, school services for the French-language school boards will operate.