Informing residents of OC Transpo’s Summer 2022 service changes, effective Sunday, June 26, 2022. Regular schedule adjustments take place four times a year – April, June, September and December – and are provided in advance of each new schedule period.
The biggest service changes this summer are those related to the closure of two additional sections of Transitway for conversion to light rail facilities as part of the Stage 2 O-Train expansion projects. Details of these closures and service changes are provided below.
Limited midday service will be added on Route 27, and the route will be adjusted to travel via Wanaki, Mikinak, and Codd’s roads to bring service closer to customers in recently developed areas of the Wateridge neighbourhood, including Veterans’ House.
Off-peak service on Route 40 will be adjusted to operate along Johnston Road seven days per week instead of Tapiola Crescent. Weekday peak-period service will remain along Tapiola.
Route 93 will be adjusted to remove service from the White Alder loop and operate along Bradwell Way instead.
Service Adjustments for Construction
Stage 2 O-Train Construction
The Transitway will permanently close between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion stations to allow continued construction of the Stage 2 O-Train extensions to Algonquin and Moodie stations. Buses will be detoured onto Scott Street and will utilize new infrastructure, including the Scott Street extension and bridge over the Transitway which will connect Scott Street to a new temporary Dominion Station and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. Transitway routes will only service Dominion, Westboro, and Tunney’s Pasture Stations along Scott Street, with the exception of Routes 62 and 75 which will also provide service at Island Park Drive. At Westboro Station, internal roadways will be closed and bus stops will be realigned to provide service on-street along Scott Street.
The Transitway will permanently close between Iris Street and Navaho Drive to allow continued construction of the Stage 2 O-Train extension to Algonquin Station. The ramp from Queensway Station Eastbound to the Transitway will also permanently close. Buses will be detoured via Navaho, Woodroffe, and Iris.
Seasonal Service Changes
Seasonal Adjustments – The frequency of Routes 25, 82, and 87 will be reduced in certain time periods to reflect reduced seasonal ridership levels normally seen throughout the transit network.
Special School Service – School services will not operate during the summer.
Summer Weekend Service to Seasonal Destinations – As these destinations are reopened, summer weekend service will return on Route 25 to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, on Route 139 to Petrie Island, and on Route 185 to the Canada Agriculture Museum. Specific start dates will be provided on octranspo.com.