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61 Kanata - Canceled Trip May 24, 2016 Route 61Read More

The trip is canceled from Mackenzie King Bridge 15:29 to Pine Hill / Stonehaven 16:31. Next trip is 12 minutes later.

112 Elmvale - Canceled Trip May 24, 2016 Route 112Read More

The trip is cancelled from Billings Bridge station 15:42 to Elmvale Mall 16:16. Next trip is 20 minutes later.

9 Bank - Canceled Trip May 24, 2016 Route 9Read More

The trip is cancelled from Beechwood / Crichton 15:43 to Bank / Slater 16:07. Next trip is 10 minutes later.

95 Barrhaven Centre - Canceled Trip May 24, 2016 Route 95Read More

The trip is cancelled from Trim station 14:48 to Baseline station 15:55. Next trip is 9 minutes later.

94 Tunney’s Pasture - Canceled Trip May 24, 2016 Route 94Read More

The trip is cancelled from Millennium station 14:34 to Tunney's Pasture station 15:38. Next trip is 15 minutes later.

Delayed Trips Icon Delays

Special Olympics Torch Run (Monday, May 30) May 30, 2016Read More

On Monday, May 30, 2016 from 11 am - 12:30 pm, the Special Olympics Torch Run will take place, starting at 474 Elgin St (Central police station), and continuing on Elgin, Laurier, Bank, Argyle, Elgin and finishing at the Central police station.

There are no set detours for this event, but expect delays. Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Scott St. Lane Closures (Smirle to Merton)  (May 16 - June 24) May 16, 2016 Route 16, 86, 176 Read More

From Monday, May 16 until June 24, 2016, on weekdays from 7 am - 6 pm, there will be lane closures on Scott Street between Smirle Avenue to Merton Street, affecting routes 16, 86 and 176. Bus stops may be temporarily moved during this timeframe. Expect delays during peak time, so please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

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Ottawa Race Weekend (May 28 - 29) May 28, 2016 Route 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 85, 86, 159, 176Read More

This year’s Ottawa Race Weekend will be taking place on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2016The times below are approximate and may change on the day of the event.

  • Saturday, May 28, 2016, between 1 pm - 8 pm:
    Routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 18 will be detoured
  • Sunday, May 29, 2016, between 6:45 am - 2:30 pm:
    Routes 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 85, 86 and 176 will be detoured
  • Route 159 will be cancelled during the races on both May 28 & 29. 
  • Also, Sunday Bike Days is cancelled for Sunday, May 29 and will resume on Sunday, June 5, 2016

List of bus stops NOT in use & Alternative Service:

   ► Saturday, May 28, 2016: Complete list of stops Not in Use & Alternate Service (PDF)

   ► Sunday, May 29, 2016 Complete list of stops Not in Use & Alternate Service (PDF)

  • For alternate Rideau St. service, please catch your bus at Mackenzie King Bridge.
  • For alternate Elgin or Gladstone service, please catch your bus at the temporary stops located on Metcalfe and Gladstone as well as O’Connor and Frank.
  • For alternate Welllington or Somerset service, please catch your bus at the temporary stop located on Bayswater, on the northwest side of Wellington.

Also, the following Transitway Station stops will NOT be in use from 6:45 am - 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 29:

  1. Tunney's Pasture - Transitway Platform stop NOT in use
    For service at Tunney's, please catch your bus for the following routes at the stops listed below:
        -- Route 2 Downtown, Route 16 Main -- stop 3B
        -- Route 2 Bayshore, Route16 Britannia -- stop 4A
        -- Route 86 Elmvale -- stop 2A (downstairs)
     
  2. Lincoln Fields Station -  Transitway Platform stop NOT in use
    For service at Lincoln Fields, please catch your bus for the following routes at the stops listed below:
        --  Westbound service -- stop 4B 
        --  Eastbound service -- stop 3A
     
  3. Dominion Station -  Stops 1A & 2A NOT in use
    For service, please catch your bus at the stop on Richmond Rd.

To view maps of road closures, etc, please visit the 'Run Ottawa' website.

Madonna Della Risurrezione Festival, Fisher Ave (May 27 - 29) May 27, 2016 Route 86CRead More

From Friday May 27 until Sunday May 29, 2016, Route 86C will be detoured as Fisher Ave. between Normandy Cres. north and Falaise Rd. will be closed due to the Madonna Della Risurrezione Festival. Route 86C northbound will serve the 1st left on Normandy, continue right on Normandy at the stop sign and onto Fisher Ave. Route 86C southbound will serve the 1st right on Normandy, bearing left onto Normandy and onto Fisher Ave.

Detour Dates & Times:
    •  Friday, May 27 ....................... 6 pm - 1 am
    •  Saturday, May 28................... 6 pm - 1 am
    •  Sunday, May 29 ..................... 8 pm - 11 pm

The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use:
     # 6718 -- Fisher (west-side) at Normandy
     # 6497 -- Fisher (east-side) at Falaise     
     # 6053 -- Fisher (west-side) at Falaise
     # 6733 -- Fisher (west-side) at Normandy
For service, please catch your bus at the following stops:
     -- Fisher at Meadowlands
     -- Viewmount at Farmgate
     -- Fisher at Normandy

EY Centre (May 20 -27) May 20, 2016 Route 99, 147Read More

Starting Friday, May 20 until Friday, May 27, 2016 inclusive, routes 99 & 147 will will be detoured. They will remain on Uplands Dr. and not enter the EY Centre.

Bus stop (560 #) NOT IN USE during the detour:
    # 1076 -- EY Centre

For service on Route 147, please catch your bus at the following stops:
    # 1549 -- Airport / Uplands
    # 4213 -- Uplands / Research

For service on Route 99, please catch your bus at the following stops:
    # 0714 -- Lester / Airport Ramp
    # 0713 -- Uplands / Alert

Gladstone/Metcalfe - eastbound (May 24 - June 24) May 24, 2016 Route 14Read More

Starting on Tuesday, May 24 until Friday, June 24, 2016, Route 14 St-Laurent (eastbound) will be detoured due to work being done at the intersection of Gladstone and Metcalfe. Route 14 St-Laurent (eastbound) will serve Gladstone at Mefcalfe, continue on Metcalfe, Gilmour and Elgin. Route 14 Carlington (westbound) will remain on its regular route.

Route 14 (eastbound only)
The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use:
           # 7671 -- Gladstone (south-side) at Elgin
           # 6403 -- Elgin (east-side) at Waverly
           # 2469 -- Elgin (east-side) at Gilmour
For service, please catch your bus at the following stops:
          # 7670 -- Gladstone (south-side) at Metcalfe
          # 7674 --  Elgin (east-side) at Cooper
Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Map for Route 14 St-Laurent, Gladstone/Metcalfe Detour

Algonquin College Service Roadway Closure (May 16 - 31) May 16, 2016 Route 118Read More

Starting at 6 am on Monday, May 16 until 5 pm on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Route 118 will be detoured due to the closure of the Algonquin College Service Roadway (North Access Rd.) between Navaho Dr. and College Ave. Route 118 Kanata will serve Navaho, Woodroffe and the bus-only roadway and route 118 Hurdman will serve Baseline Station, Woodroffe and Navaho. Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use:
      # 0706 -- North Access Rd. (west-side) at College Ave.
      # 0707 -- North Access Rd. (east-side) at College Ave.
For service, please catch your bus at stops # 0705 (eastbound) or # 0704 (westbound) on Navaho at the Algonquin College Residence.

Map for Route 118, Algonquin College Detour

Westbound routes 5, 16, 85 will NOT serve Laurier Station (May 16) May 16, 2016 Route 5, 16, 85Read More

As of  Monday, May 16, 2016,  Westbound routes 5, 16, and 85 will by-pass Laurier Station. Service on these westbound routes will be available nearby on Laurier Ave, at Cumberland, and at Mackenzie King Station. This change will improve traffic flow on Laurier and reduce the potential for delay to other westbound service.

Sunday Bike Days: Closure of westbound Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway (starts Sunday, May 15) May 15, 2016 Route 87, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97Read More

Starting Sunday, May 15 until Sunday, September 4, 2016 (inclusive):  On Sunday mornings from 9 am - 1pm, westbound routes 87, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97 will be detoured due to the closure of the westbound Sir John A Macdonald Parkway for Sunday Bike Days, sponsored by Nokia. Westbound routes 87, 92, 94, 95, 96 and 97 will travel between Westboro and Lincoln Fields Stations via Scott St., Churchill Ave., Richmond Rd., Woodroffe Ave. and Carling Ave.
At Lincoln Fields Station, westbound routes 92, 94, 95, 96 will serve stop 4B and westbound route 97 will serve stop 3A.

Bus stops (560#) NOT IN USE during Sunday Bike Days, from 9 am - 1 pm:
    # 3013 -- Dominion Station Stop 1A (north-side)
    # 4944 -- Woodroffe (west-side) at Saunders (route 87 only)
    # 1832 -- Woodroffe (west-side) at Richmond (route 87 only)
For westbound service on routes 87*, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, please catch your bus at the temporary stop on the north-side of Richmond Rd. at Golden Ave. * For westbound service on route 87, you can also catch you bus at the stop on the south-side of  Woodroffe Ave. at Richmond Rd.

Please allow yourself a few extra minutes for your travel.

NOTE: Main St. Detour - Route 5 St. Laurent / Route 16 Britannia
A portion of Colonel By Drive will also be closed on Sundays from 9 am - 1 pm. This closure will affect the Main Street detours for routes 5 St. Laurent and 16 Britannia:
     •   Route 5 St-Laurent will serve Marlowe northbound, Clegg westbound, McGillivray northbound, Hazel westbound, Echo northbound, Colonel By Drive, Hawthorne and Pretoria Bridge.
     •   Route 16 Britannia will serve, from St. Paul University, Hazel westbound, Echo northbound, Colonel By Drive and Hawthorne.

Bus stops (560#) NOT IN USE during Sunday Bike Days, from 9 am - 1 pm:
    # 2033 -- Clegg (north-side) at Colonel By (route 5 and 16)    
    # 6811 -- Main (west-side) at Herridge (route 16 only)                   
    # 7640 -- Main (west-side) at Clegg (route 16 only)                

Alternate service for route 5 St. Laurent:
    # 2035 -- Clegg (north-side) at Main

Alternate service for route 16 Britannia:
    # 1141 -- St-Paul University

Main St., Rte 5 St-Laurent (May 2 - Nov. 2016) May 2, 2016 Route 5 St-LaurentRead More

Starting at 9 am on  Monday, May 2, 2016 until November 2016, the Main St. construction will be moving to Phase 2. Route 5 St-Laurent will be detoured due to the construction on Main St. between Hawthorne and Riverdale. Main St. becomes southbound ONLY - between Lees and Riverdale; currently, Main St. is soutbound only between Hawthorne and Clegg. Route 5 St-Laurent will serve Riverdale eastbound, Main, Elliot, Marlowe, Clegg, Colonel By, Hawthorne/Pretoria Bridge and Elgin. NOTE: Route 5 Billings Bridge travels its regular route and all stops are served.

Map for Route 5 St-Laurent, Main St. Detour

Route 5 St-Laurent:
The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use for Route 5 St-Laurent during the construction:           
           # 7633 -- Hawthorne (north-side) & Colonel By (still serves rts 6, 101, 103)
           # 7634 -- Hawthorne (north-side) & Main (still serves rte 6)
           # 6799 -- Main (east-side) & Lees
           # 7636 -- Main (east-side) & Oblate
           # 7638 -- Main (east-side) & Hazel
           # 6798 -- Main (east-side) at Clegg        
           # 7642 -- Main (east-side) at Beckwith
For service on Route 5 St-Laurent, please catch your bus at the following stops:
          # 6744 -- Riverdale (south-side) at Glenview
          Temp. stop -- Marlowe (east-side) at Beckwith
          Temp. stop -- Clegg (north-side) at Main
          Temp. stop -- Clegg (north-side) at Colonel By
          # 2447 -- Hawthorne (south-side) at Colonel By (also serves rts 6, 16, 16x)
          # 2033 -- Elgin (east-side) at Queen Elizabeth Driveway
          Temp. stop -- Elgin (north-side) at Queen Elizabeth Driveway
          # 2466 -- Elgin (east-side) at Argyle
          
Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Main St., Routes 16/16X Britannia                       (May 2 - November 2016) May 2, 2016 Route 16 Britannia, 16X BritanniaRead More

Starting at 9 am on  Monday, May 2, 2016 until November 2016, the Main St. construction will be moving to Phase 2. Routes 16 Britannia and 16X Britannia will be detoured due to the construction on Main St. between Hawthorne and Riverdale. Main St. becomes southbound ONLY, between Lees and Riverdale; currently, Main St. is soutbound only between Hawthonre and Clegg. Route 16 Britannia will serve the St. Paul University bus stop, continue around the turning loop, westbound on Hazel, Main, Clegg, Colonel By, Hawthorne, Main and Lees. (see map) NOTE: Route 16 to St. Paul University travels its regular route and all stops are served. Route 16X Britannia will serve Smyth westbound, Main, Elliot, Marlowe, Clegg, Colonel B, Hawthorne, Main and Lees. (see map) NOTERoute 16X to the General Hospital travels its regular route and all stops are served.

Detour Maps:   Route 16      |     Route 16X
Alternate Service:   Route 16 & 16X

Route 16 & 16X Britannia:
The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use during the construction:  
           # 6799 -- Main (east-side) at Lees
           # 7636 -- Main (east-side) at Oblate
           # 7638 -- Main (east-side) at Hazel
           # 6798 -- Main (east-side) at Clegg (route 16X only)      

Route 16 Britannia Detour Map:
Map for Route 16 Britannia, Main St Detour

Route 16X Britannia Detour Map:
Map for Route 16X Britannia, Main St Detour

For service on routes16 & 16X Britannia:, please catch your bus at the following stops:
          # 6811 -- Main at Herridge (serves rte 16 only)
          # 7640 -- Main at Clegg (serves rte 16 only)
         Temporary stop -- east-side of  Marlowe at Beckwith (serves rte 16X only)
         Temporary stop on the north-side of Clegg at Main (serves route 16X only)
         Temporary stop on north-side of Clegg at Colonel By
          # 2447 -- Hawthorne (south-side) at Colonel By (also serves rts 5 & 6)
          # 7625 -- Lees (south-side) at Main
          # 7635 -- Main (west-side) at Graham (also serves rte  5)
Please allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Queen St. Closure, Bank to O’Connor                 (April 25 - Fall 2016) April 25, 2016 Route 4, 9, 12Read More

Starting on Monday, April 25, 2016 until the fall of 2016, Routes 4, 9 and 12 are detoured due to the closure of Queen St. between Bank and O'Connor. Route 4 eastbound will serve Bronson at Slater, continue on Slater and then serve Elgin. Route 4 westbound will serve Elgin at Queen, continue on Elgin and then serve Albert.. Eastbound routes 9 Hurdman and 12 Blair will serve Kent at Queen, continue on Kent and then serve Wellington;  weekdays only.

Detour Maps:   Route 4      |     Routes 9 & 12
Alternate Service:   Route 4      |     Routes 9 & 12

The following bus stops (560 #) will NOT be in use during the detour:
           # 7561 -- Queen St. (south-side) at Bank 
           # 1368 -- Queen St. (south-side) at Kent      
           # 1512 -- Queen St. (south-side) at Metcalfe
           # 7557 -- Elgin (east-side) at Wellington -- Routes 9 & 12 only

Route 4 Detour Map:
Map for Route 4, Queen St. Detour

For service on Route 4 eastbound, please catch your bus at:
          # 3006 -- Slater (south-side) at Kent 
          # 3007 -- Slater at Bank
          # 3008 -- Slater (south-side)at Metcalfe
For service on Route 4 westbound *, please catch your bus at:
          # 3001 -- Albert(north-side) at Metcalfe
          # 3002 -- Albert (north-side) at Bank
          # 3003 -- Albert (north-side) Kent
* NOTE: Route 4 westbound to Carleton University is currently on detour via Albert Street and will continue to use designated alternative stops, as listed above.
Allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Routes 9 and 12 Detour Map:
Map for Routes 9 & 12, Queen St. Detour

For service on Routes 9 and 12 eastbound *, please catch your bus at:
          # 7693 -- Wellington (south-side) at O’Connor
          # 7694 -- Wellington (south-side) at Metcalfe
          Temporary stop at Kent (east-side) at Queen
 * NOTE: On evenings and weekends, please catch your eastbound route 9 or 12 at the Rideau Centre on Rideau St.
Allow a few extra minutes for your travel.

Tunney’s Pasture Transitway Ramp Closure (March 20) March 20, 2016 Route 86, 176Read More

REVISED: Starting at 3 am on Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Tunney’s Pasture ramp between the Transitway and the upper level of the station will be closed. This will cause route 86 and route 176 to be detoured.

  • Until April 24, Routes 86 and 176 eastbound to downtown, will serve the existing bus stop on Scott St. eastbound, just east of Holland.
  • Trips that end at Tunney’s Pasture will do so at the existing stop on Scott St. westbound at Tunney’s Pasture Station.

Route 86 Baseline/Colonnade & Route 176 Barrhaven Centre:
The following bus stops will NOT be in use:
          # 3011 -- Stops 2A & 4A at Tunney's Pasture
          # 4899 -- Holland (west-side) at Scott
For service, please catch your bus at the following stops:
          # 3011 -- Stop 3B at Tunney's Pasture   
          # 7335 -- Scott St. (south-side) at Holland 

Mpa for Routes 86 & 176, Tunneys Pasture Detour

Carling Campus (January 18, 2016 until further notice) January 18, 2016 Route 152, 182Read More

Starting at 9 am on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 until further notice, Routes 152 and 182 will be detoured to avoid the construction zone at Nortel's former Carling Campus.

The following stops will be permanently taken out of service:
          # 0901 -- Discovery Rd. (east-side) (formerly Nortel) at Access
          # 1335 -- North Ring Rd. (east-side) at Access
          # 0895 -- Discovery Rd. (west-side) (formerly Nortel) at Access
          # 1336 -- North Ring Rd. (west-side) at Access

For service, please catch your bus at the new bus stop # 2125, located on the North Ring Rd Loop (south-side) at North Access Rd.

Detour Routings:

Route 152
To Moodie (Carling Place – Old Nortel): will serve Carling and Moodie, Northern Access, North Ring Road and the new stop on the local loop.
Trips to Bell High School via Moodie: will serve Carling and Moodie, Northern Access, North Ring Road,  the new stop on the local loop, North Rong Rd., Northern Access, Carling and Moodie.
PM Peak Trips to Moodie via Grandview: will serve Carling/Grandview, Carling, Northern Access, North Ring Road and the new stop on the local loop.
To Lincoln Fields Station: will serve Carling/Grandview, Carling, Northern Access, North Ring Road and the new stop on the local loop.

Route 182:
To Moodie: will serve Moodie/Abbott POC Roadway, Moodie, Carling, Northern Access, North Ring Road and the new stop on the local loop.
Extended Trips to Kanata North via Shirley’s Bay Complex: will serve he new stop on the local loop, North Ring Road and Northern Access.
To Lincoln Fields Station: will serve the new stop on the local Loop, North Ring Road, Northern Access,  Carling and Moodie.
Extended Trips from Kanata North via Shirley’s Bay Complex: will serve Northern Access, North Ring Road, the new stop on the local Loop, North Ring Road, Northern Access, Carling and Moodie.

General Service Change

Spring Service Change April 24, 2016Read More

The Spring service change, effective on Sunday, April 24, 2016 includes seasonal changes, schedule adjustments, and transit route improvements.

Several routes will also be modified as light-rail construction pushes on through the central Transitway corridor.

Route Service Change

Pedestrian/Cycling Tunnel Closure between uOttawa/Nicholas May 2, 2016 Route 5, 14Read More

From Monday, May 2,  2016 until Monday, August 22, 2016, the pedestrian and cycling tunnel that passes under Colonel By Drive at Campus station will be closed. Cyclists and pedestrians are encouraged to use the Colonel By Drive pathway and Laurier Avenue. Look for wayfinding signs and detour maps for alternative paths.

During the closure, additional service will be provided during peak periods on Route 5 and Route 14, which operate along Elgin Street and make connections with routes to uOttawa at the bus stop on Slater between Elgin and Metcalfe. From that location, routes 16, 85, 95, and 98 will provide service along Laurier and King Edward, and routes 8, 86, 87, 91, 92, 94, 96, and 97 will provide service to Laurier Station, at the north end of the uOttawa campus.

Route 188 cancellation April 24, 2016 Route 188Read More

Starting April 24, Route 188 will be cancelled due to low ridership. For alternative service, take Route 92 or 162 on Huntmar, near Campeau.

Other

St-Laurent Station - Upper Platform Construction Impacts (May 16 - mid-Aug.)Read More

Phase 1 (south-west-side)     |     Phase 2 (north-west side)

Phase 1:
Work Zone: south-west side
Starting on Monday, May 16 until approximately mid-August 2016, Phase 1 of the upper platform work in the south-west corner of the St-Laurent Station begins, affecting the pedestrain walkway and the station entrances.

  • There will be a narrow pedestrain walkway along the south-side of the platform.
  • Only one door into the station building (south-west side) will remain open and available at all times

Phase 2:
Work Zone: north-west side

Starting at 10 am on Friday, May 20 until approximately mid-August 2016, Phase 2 of the upper platform work in the north-west corner of the St-Laurent Station begins, affecting stops 4A & 4B, the pedestrain walkway and the station entrances.

  • Stops 4A and 4B will be consolidated to a single temporary stop on the northwest side of the platform and will serve routes 18, 92, 96, 106, 114, and 192.
  • There will be NO pedestrian walkway along the north side of the platform
  • Both doors into the station building (north-west side) will remain open and available at all times

Stop # 4409 Relocation - Mtrl/Codds (May 16) Route 12Read More

Starting Monday, May 16 for approximately 5 weeks, stop # 4409, located on the north-side of Montreal at Codds, will be relocated further west to the north-side of Montreal Road, due to work in the area. This affects route 12 Downtown.

Nicholas St. Bus-Only Lane (Sunday, April 24)Read More

Beginning on Sunday, April 24, Nicholas St. northbound between Highway 417 and Laurier Ave. will be converted to one general traffic lane and one bus-only lane. Buses and general traffic will share both southbound lanes on Nicholas St., with a reserved bus lane beginning at the Highway 417 eastbound on-ramp. This change will be in effect at all times.

Motorists are advised to use alternative exits and entrances on Highway 417, give priority to transit vehicles and respect the reserved bus lane signs and markings.

The Nicholas bus-only lane replaces the Transitway from Laurier to Lees, which will permanently close on Sunday for the construction of the O-Train Confederation Line.

Stop Relocation on Fisher at Tunis (April 25) Route 86Read More

Starting at 10:00 am on Monday, April 25, 2016, bus stop # 2341, located on the west-side of  Fisher at Tunis will be relocated north of its current location.

Stop Relocation Diagram

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