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.
Barrhaven, Riverside South and Ottawa South
- Route 95 will be extended to Minto Recreation Complex in Half Moon Bay via River Mist Road to replace Route 177. The frequency of service along the new section of Route 95 (former Route 177) will be increased to every 15 minutes during peak periods, to downtown in the morning and from downtown in the afternoon.
- Route 177 will be replaced by Route 95.
- Route 277 will be split into two routes (Routes 277 and 278) to provide faster travel times for customers. Route 277 will be shortened to start and end at Nepean Woods Station. The frequency of service during the busiest hour in the morning and afternoon will be adjusted to operate every 12 minutes. New Connexion Route 278 will operate between Earl Armstrong Road and Limebank Road and downtown, replacing Route 277 along Cresthaven Drive and Leikin Drive. Service will operate every 15 minutes during the busiest hour in the morning and afternoon.
- New Connexion Route 294 will provide faster travel times for customers traveling from Barrett Lands, Deerfield Village and Findlay Creek to Hurdman Station. Service will operate every 30 minutes during peak periods.
Other Service Adjustments
- New Route 45 will provide direct, peak period service between Hurdman Station and the Ottawa Hospital General Campus using the newly-opened Alta Vista Hospital Link Road. Route 45 replaces the extra peak period trips that operate on Route 106.
- Confederation Station, on O-Train Line 2, the Trillium Line, will be renamed as Mooney’s Bay Station.
- In early 2018, the Chapman Mills Transitway will be extended from Beatrice Station to Longfields Drive to provide more reliable travel times on Routes 99 and 406.
Paper tickets no longer sold
Paper tickets are no longer being sold. Customers are encouraged to use Presto e-purse or cash instead as it will cost the same, or less. On Para Transpo, use ParaPay or cash. At four O-Train stations, use the new ticket machines to buy single-ride tickets for immediate use. Old tickets can be used on the bus (except at Greenboro Station) until April 30, 2018. Customers can also exchange old tickets towards new fare products at OC Transpo Customer Service Centres until August 31, 2018. Customers can get a Presto card by visiting an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre or City of Ottawa Client Service Centre, online at prestocard.ca or by calling 1-877-378-6123. Customers can also get a Presto card at the new ticket machines at Greenboro, Mooney’s Bay, Carleton or Carling O-Train stations. Para Transpo customers can purchase monthly passes on the new ParaPay system. Visit octranspo.com or call 613-741-4390 or 613-741-5280 (TTY) for more information. Reminder: Fare change New Year’s Day On January 1, 2018, new fares for OC Transpo customers will be in effect. Visit octranspo.com for more information on the upcoming fare changes. Seasonal schedule adjustments will also go into effect on December 24. Customers should visit octranspo.com and use the new travel planner to see if their normal trips are affected.