OC Transpo’s fall bus schedules start Sunday, September 1. Schedule adjustments will reflect higher seasonal ridership levels as customers return to work and school. Minor changes are also being made to downtown Routes 11 and 19 on September 1, in preparation for the opening of O-Train Line 1 on September 14.
Customers should visit octranspo.com and use the Travel Planner to see if their regular trips are affected by the return to fall schedules. Schedules are also available by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number.
On Monday, September 2, OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule, meaning only those routes that normally run on Sundays will be in service. This will also be the last day for summer service to museums and recreational destinations on Routes 129, 139 and 185. The DayPass will be valid as a Family Pass on Labour Day. A family or group of up to six people, with a maximum of two individuals aged 13 years or older, can ride all day with one $10.50 DayPass. Holiday schedules are available at octranspo.com. OC Transpo Customer Service Centres and Customer Information (613-741-4390) will be open.
Para Transpo will operate a holiday service on Labour Day. Regular scheduled trips are automatically cancelled, but customers may book trips for Labour Day by calling 613-244-7272 on or after August 26.
Changes at Parliament Station in preparation for the opening of O-Train Line 1
Route 11 service will be removed from Slater Street, Metcalfe Street, and Wellington Street and will be revised to run on Queen Street to Parliament Station. Customers can catch Route 11 at Elgin Street and Sparks Street and bus stops on Queen Street. Route 19 service will be removed from Albert Street between Elgin Street and Bank Street and from Slater Street between Bank Street and O’Connor Street. Customers can catch Route 19 at bus stops on Queen Street outside Parliament Station and at Slater Street and Metcalfe Street.
Customers can visit octranspo.com for maps and more information about these changes.
Signs of change at bus stops
Customers will notice changes at their stop, including new bus stop signs, schedules and maps. With almost 6,000 stops across the city, OC Transpo is preparing for the network-wide service change that will take place on October 6, three weeks after the launch of the Confederation Line. Current bus service will remain in place until then and up-to-date maps and schedules are available online, or by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number. Customers can find out how their trip will change after October 6 by using the Travel Planner at octranspo.com.
Back to school for students
Special service to French language schools resumed on Tuesday, August 27, while service to English language schools starts Tuesday, September 3. Students and parents are encouraged to check octranspo.com for schedules as some have changed to better match ridership.