The fall service for OC Transpo is returning in coming days and this will increase service on some routes. It is expected that ridership numbers will also increase with students returning to school. O-Train Line 1 is also included in the increased service.
On August 30, Route 61 will be changing with some routes being suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced ridership. The O-Train Line 1 will run every three to four minutes during the morning peak period.
Also back this fall, the student U-Pass program becomes available to full-time students at Algonquin College, Carleton University, Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa. Starting September 1, U-Pass cards will be valid.
On Labour Day, September 7, OC Transpo will operate on a Sunday schedule. The O-Train Line 1 will run from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Line 2 buses will operate from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Labour Day also brings to an end the special service on routes 185, 25 and 139 to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, Canada Aviation and Space Museum and Petrie Island.
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 31. Para Transpo’s reservation line (613-244-7272) will be open from 7 am to 5 pm and the cancellation line (613-244-4636) will be open from 6 am until midnight. Reservations and cancellations can also be made online.
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, or first three letters of the station name.