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Local 151 Bus Service Improvements, and other OC Transpo Changes

Press release also available from the City of Ottawa web site in English et en français.

From the OC Transpo web site: 151 will be improved to operate every 30 minutes in the morning peak period eastbound from Westboro Station to Tunney’s Pasture.


From: Geoffrey.Hall@ottawa.ca
Subject: FW: OC Transpo implements fall service improvements September 1 / Message d’intérêt public : OC Transpo met en œuvre le 1er septembre les améliorations prévues pour le service d’automne
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:09:19 +0000

As you can see below, the 151 is getting better morning peak service, with a bus every 30 minutes instead of every  hour! We hope this will help families and those who take transit to work to have more options in the morning.

Best,

Geoffrey J. Hall
Planning Advisor – Conseilleur d’Urbanisme
Office of Councillor/Bureau de la Conseillère Katherine Hobbs
Ward/Quartier 15: Kitchissippi
City of/Ville d’ Ottawa
613-580-2424 x 15823


From: City of Ottawa – Media Relations/Ville d’Ottawa – Relations avec les médias
Sent: August 29, 2013 12:03 PM
Subject: PSA: OC Transpo implements fall service improvements September 1 / Message d’intérêt public : OC Transpo met en œuvre le 1er septembre les améliorations prévues pour le service d’automne

For immediate release:
August 29, 2013

OC Transpo implements fall service improvements September 1

Ottawa – Effective Sunday, September 1, new fall schedules go into effect on most routes, and on Tuesday, September 3, the O-Train returns to service just in time for classes.

Fall service highlights effective September 1 include:

  • Trips added on routes 30, 93 and 111 to reduce crowding and improve service
  • Schedule changes on routes 16, 71, 87, 94, 106, 131 and 159 for improved reliability
  • More trips extended on Route 95 to Trim Park & Ride and to Barrhaven Centre
  • Improved early morning service on Route 114 with some trips rerouted via Ottawa Train Yards and a new trip added on weekdays and Sundays
  • Route 121 rerouted to better serve Ottawa Train Yards and the Star Top Road employment area
  • Sunday evening hours extended on Route 129 for improved convenience
  • Increased frequency on Route 151 in the morning peak period from Westboro Station to Tunney’s Pasture for improved connections
  • Routes 175, 177 and 186 rerouted via Longfields to Marketplace for improved connections for residents of Chapman Mills
  • Higher capacity buses during the busiest times on routes 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 22, 30, 34, 35, 40, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 76, 87, 93, 94, 96, 98, 101, 111 and 118

Seasonal service increases and schedule revisions will be made on many bus routes. Customers should check their route at www.octranspo.com or www.octranspo.mobi. The special summer-weekends-only service to the Aviation and Space Museum on Route 129 and to the Agriculture Museum on Route 185 will be suspended after Labour Day.

O-Train Returns September 3
The O-Train returns to service on Tuesday, September 3, following an 18-week closure for major upgrades in preparation for expanded service in 2014. The project included two additional siding tracks for passing trains, signal upgrades and station improvements, upgrades to the Walkley yard facility, as well as general maintenance work. On September 3, service will return to the regular fall schedule with trains every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and mid-day Sundays, and every 30 minutes Sunday mornings and evenings. Temporary bus Route 107, which has been replacing the O-Train during the closure, will no longer operate after Labour Day.
Also on September3, O-Train fares will be consistent with a regular-fare bus route. This includes the child’s fare for ages 6-12, now that a discounted PRESTO fare is available to O-Train customers in lieu of bus tickets.

Students
University students can get their new 2013-14 U-Pass on campus. OCTranspo staff will distribute PRESTO cards on campus at Cité collégiale and Algonquin College. Visit octranspo.com for dates and times. Eligible elementary and secondary students will receive their student pass at school. All other full-time students ages 13-19 can get a student discount set on their PRESTO card at an OC Transpo Sales and Information Centre with proof of eligibility.

Labour Day
On Monday, September 2, OC Transpo will operate a Sunday schedule. This means only those routes that normally run on Sundays will be in service. The DayPass will be valid as a family pass on August 31, September1 and September 2. A family of up to six people, with a maximum of two ages 13 or older, can ride all day on one $7.95 DayPass. Holiday schedules are available at www.octranspo.com. OC Transpo Sales and Information Centres and the Transit Information Call Centre will be open.
Schedule information is available 24 hours a day, up to six days in advance, by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four-digit bus stop number. For more details, travel planning assistance, and new timetables, customers should call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 or visit www.octranspo.com.

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