The following press release was sent from the City of Ottawa on behalf of John Manconi, General Manager, Transportation Services Department.
In anticipation of a continuing shortage of trains on O-Train Line 1 during peak periods tomorrow, OC Transpo will be operating supplementary bus service to provide some additional capacity at the busiest times.
In the morning, from 7:30 until 9:00 a.m., special buses will leave from Hurdman Station and from Tunney’s Pasture Station, will operate non-stop to downtown, and will drop off customers at bus stops on Albert Street (buses from Hurdman) and on Slater Street (buses from Tunney’s Pasture).
In the afternoon, from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m., special buses will leave from Albert Street just west of O’Connor, near Parliament Station, non-stop to both Hurdman and Tunney’s Pasture Stations.
OC Transpo staff will be on site at the start points of these special bus services to assist customers.
By operating buses non-stop over these busy sections of the corridor, more space will be made available for customers travelling on trains to and from other stations along the line.
The costs of this service will be added to the charges being passed on to RTG.
Customer communications and media notifications will commence immediately.