Route Changes: Transpo To Dump CTC Park And Ride

The OC Transpo park and ride at the Canadian Tire Centre is being chopped in massive route changes to be addressed Tuesday at city transit commission.

Also bus service not related to events at the CTC will be axed. This is a graphic illustration of how arenas are a person-wasteland when events are not at these venues and stadiums. This would be evidence that a downtown arena for the Ottawa Senators is a bad idea if the purpose is to bring more people downtown.

Another graphic illustration of this is the empty Lansdowne mall when a major sporting event is not scheduled.

Below is part of a report to be filed to the commission:

Proposed Route Changes
The results of the consultation (As We Heard It Report) and the network design work
carried out by Dillon Consulting are listed below, outlined geographically.

Kanata and Stittsville Improvements
• Route 62 would operate from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Stittsville, adding
improved connections at Eagleson Station and new service on Campeau west of
Terry Fox.
• Route 63 would operate from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Kanata North,
improved to all-day 15-minute service by combining with the current Route 64,
and adding improved connections at Eagleson Station.
• Route 67 would be increased to operate seven days a week, between Terry Fox
Station and Cope, with the current peak-period extended trips to Tunney’s
Pasture Station continuing.
• New all-day Route 68 would replace the section of the current Route 88 west of
Queensway-Carleton Hospital and would operate from Terry Fox Station to
Baseline Station, overlapping Route 88 to provide increased capacity on the busy
section between Queensway-Carleton Hospital and Baseline Station.
• Route 110 would be extended to operate from Kanata North to Limebank Station
via Barrhaven, providing north-south connections within Kanata, connections to
the Citigate employment area from Kanata, Barrhaven, Riverside South, and OTrain Line 2, and providing the primary east-west connection between Barrhaven
and O-Train Line 2 in Riverside South.
• New all-day Route 162 would provide local service between Terry Fox Station
and the commercial area at Campeau/Palladium.
• New all-day Route 163 would provide local service between Carp/Kittiwake and
Terry Fox Station via Abbott and Castlefrank.
• New all-day Route 164 would provide local service from Eagleson/Cope and
nearby commercial areas to Terry Fox Station via Castlefrank.
• Together, Routes 61, 163, and 164 would provide frequent service on
Castlefrank.
• Route 165 would be increased to 7-day service between Innovation Station and
Terry Fox Station and would be extended to serve Katimavik between Terry Fox
and Castlefrank.
• Route 168 would be revised to add service on Maritime Way, Kanata Avenue,
and Beaverbrook.
• Connexion Route 261 would be revised to add new service on Kimpton and to
remove service on the short section of Stittsville Main Street north of Kimpton.
• Connexion Route 263 would be extended to add new service from Richmond to
Tunney’s Pasture Station via Stittsville, and would operate with two morning trips
and two afternoon trips.
• Connexion Route 265 would be revised to operate two ways, rather than as a
one-way loop, on Penfield, Leacock, and Varley.
• New Connexion Route 266 would operate from Amberwood and Granite Ridge in
Stittsville to Tunney’s Pasture Station and would replace parts of the current
Route 261.
• Connexion Routes 261, 263, and 266 would be revised to operate via Palladium
to and from Highway 417 to better serve nearby residents, and would no longer
stop at the Canadian Tire Centre bus loop.


Other Changes
• Non-event services would be removed from the Canadian Tire Centre bus loop
and the leased park and ride lot there would be closed.
• Route 61 trips to and from Gatineau would be replaced by new connecting Route
13 from Tunney’s Pasture Station.
• The “61C” and “61D” variants would be removed from the Route 61 schedule,
making service more consistent through the day.
• The current limited service on current Route 158 to Haanel would be replaced by
special trips on Route 63.
• Route 66 would be revised to remove service on the section of Solandt east of
Legget.
• Route 161 would be revised to serve Hope Side Road, Bridlewood,
Fernbank/Terry Fox, Eagleson, and Campeau.
• Route 168 would replace Route 161 on Rothesay, Sheldrake, and Abbeyhill.
• Route 110 would replace Route 165 on Klondike, Marconi, Shirley’s Brook, and
Helmsdale.
• Connexion Route 256 would be revised in Kanata South, to serve Cope,
Equestrian, Steeple Chase, Bridgestone, Summergaze, and Moodie through
Bells Corners.
• Connexion Routes 252, 257, 265, 267, 268 would be removed, with nearby
service provided by other routes.

West Ottawa and North Nepean
Improvements
• Route 11 and Route 87 would operate via Ambleside.
• Route 51 Lincoln Fields to Tunney’s Pasture revised via Richmond Road and
Woodroffe.
• Route 53 would be expanded to operate from Tunney’s Pasture Station to
Baseline Station via Laperrière, Woodward, Maitland, Merivale, Woodfield,
Medhurst, and Woodroffe, replacing parts of Routes 50 and 83.
• Route 56, operating between Tunney’s Pasture Station and King Edward via
Dow’s Lake and Lees stations, would be increased to operate all day, seven days
a week, over the full route.
• Route 81 would be expanded to operate between Tunney’s Pasture Station and
Baseline Station via Westboro Beach, Carlington, Iris, and Craig Henry, replacing
parts of Routes 16, 50, 58, and 82.
• Route 86 would be extended south on Fisher and Prince of Wales to
Auriga/Antares.
• Route 87 would be revised to operate via Richmond Road, Ambleside, Lincoln
Fields shopping centre, Lincoln Fields Station, and Carlingwood.
• Route 88 would be revised to operate between Hurdman Station and Bayshore
Station, with the section of the route west of Queensway-Carleton Hospital to be
replaced by new Route 68.
• Route 111 would be revised to operate directly along Meadowlands, Prince of
Wales, and Heron, via Mooney’s Bay Station, to Billings Bridge Station.
• New all-day Route 112 would operate between Baseline Station and Billings
Bridge Station via Viewmount, Prince of Wales, and Heron, with a connection to
O-Train Line 2 at Mooney’s Bay Station; this route would replace parts of current
Routes 89 and 111.
• New weekday peak period Route 115 would operate between Baseline Station
and Greenboro Station via Slack, MacFarlane, and Hunt Club, replacing Route
80 on MacFarlane and providing additional connections and capacity.
• New Route 116 would operate from Baseline Station to Greenboro Station via
Hunt Club, replacing current Route 96, improving connections and making
service more frequent.
• Route 187 would be extended to Auriga/Antares.
• New weekday Route 189 would operate from Baseline Station to Colonnade,
replacing part of current Route 89.

Other Changes
• Route 50 service on Churchill between Scott and Carling would be removed.
• Route 51 service between Lincoln Fields Station and Britannia would replaced by
new Route 52.
• Route 54 service in the Tunney’s Pasture campus and on Parkdale north of Scott
would be removed.
• Route 58 would be revised to operate from Crystal Bay to Bayshore Station only.
• Route 58 service on Morrison would be reduced to weekday peak periods and
would be provided by revised Route 82.
• Route 82 service on Dumaurier, Banner, McLellan, and Bellman would be
reduced to weekday peak periods.
• Route 84 would be reduced to weekday peak periods.
• Route 111 service on Chesterton would be removed.
• Route 111 service to Carleton would be replaced by the O-Train connection at
Mooney’s Bay Station.
• Route 153 would be replaced by more frequent service on parts of Routes 11,
81, and 87.
• Limited service on Routes 114, 154, 155, and 186 would be removed.
• Connexion Routes 258 and 282 would be removed, with nearby service provided
by other routes.

Barrhaven, Riverside South, Richmond, and Manotick
Improvements
• Route 73 would be extended to operate from Limebank Station to Tunney’s
Pasture Station via Leikin.
• Route 74 would be extended to operate from Limebank Station to Tunney’s
Pasture Station via Nepean Woods Station.
• Route 110 would be extended to operate from Kanata North to Limebank Station
via Barrhaven, providing connections to Kanata and the Citigate employment
area, providing the primary east-west connection between Barrhaven and OTrain Line 2 in Riverside South, and replacing part of current Route 99.
• New all-day Route 117 would operate between the Citigate commercial area and
Limebank Station, replacing part of current Route 171.
• New all-day Route 119 would operate between Barrhaven Centre and Limebank
Station via Borbridge and Spratt.
• Route 170 would be revised to operate from the Citigate commercial area to
Fallowfield Station via Jockvale and Laming.
• Route 173 would be revised to operate between the Citigate commercial area
and Fallowfield Station via Kennevale, Sherway, and Foxfield.
• Connexion Route 263 would be extended to add new service from Richmond to
Tunney’s Pasture Station via Stittsville, and would operate with two morning trips
and two afternoon trips.
• New Connexion Route 275 would operate from Halfmoon Bay to Tunney’s
Pasture Station via Stonebridge, replacing Route 175.
• New Connexion Route 276 would operate from Manotick to Tunney’s Pasture,
replacing current Route 176.
• Connexion Route 283 would be revised to operate from Munster Hamlet and
Richmond to Limebank Station on O-Train Line 2.

Other Changes
• Route 75 service to Gatineau would be replaced by new connecting Route 13
from Tunney’s Pasture Station.
• Limited service on Route 199 would be removed, with service to the employment
area on Leikin replaced by extended Route 73.
• Connexion Routes 270, 271, 272, 273, and 278 would be removed, with nearby
service provided by other routes.

Central Ottawa Improvements
• Route 5 would be extended to operate from Rideau Station to Elmvale via
Smyth, replacing part of Route 55.
• New all-day Route 8 would operate between Gatineau and Dow’s Lake Station
via Preston, replacing part of Route 85.
• Route 9 would be modified to provide two-way service on Sussex between
Boteler and Murray.
• Route 9 would be extended to Carleton Station via Billings Bridge Station,
replacing part of Route 10 and supplementing the revised Route 12.

Ottawa Bus Service Gets Cuts, Major Overhaul
• Route 11 would be revised to operate via Bayswater and Albert to provide a new
connection to O-Train Lines 1 and 2 at Bayview Station, and return to Somerset
via Preston.
• Route 11 would be extended to operate from Bayshore Station to St-Laurent
Station, replacing current Route 18.
• Route 12 would be extended to operate from Blair Station to Hurdman Station
via downtown and Carleton Station, replacing current Route 10.
• New weekday peak period Route 13 would operate between Gatineau and
Tunney’s Pasture Station, replacing parts of Routes 16, 61, 63, 66, and 75.
• Route 16 would be extended to operate from Parliament Station to Billings
Bridge Station via Sandy Hill, Lees Station, Main, and Riverdale, replacing part of
current Route 5.
• New weekday peak period Route 17 would operate from Wateridge Village to
Rideau Station via Montréal Road and Brittany.
• Route 20 would be extended to operate between St-Laurent Station and Rideau
Station via Vanier and Lowertown.
• Route 56, operating between Tunney’s Pasture Station and King Edward via
Dow’s Lake and Lees stations, would be increased to operate all day, 7 days a
week, over the full route.
• Route 85 would be extended to operate from Bayshore Station to Lees Station
via Chamberlain/Catherine, replacing part of Route 55.

Other Changes
• Route 15 service to Gatineau via Portage would be removed, replaced by the
connection to STO services at Lyon Station.
• The section of Route 16 west of Parliament Station would be removed, with
nearby service provided by other routes.

South Ottawa and Alta Vista Improvements
• Route 40 would be revised to operate from St-Laurent Station to Greenboro
Station via Queensdale, Albion, and Bridlepath.
• New all-day Route 41 would operate between Billings Bridge Station and StLaurent Station via Heron, Walkley, Russell and Elmvale, replacing part of Route
46.
• Route 48 would be extended to operate from Hurdman Station to Carleton
Station via Elmvale, Billings Bridge Station, and Sunnyside.
• Route 49 would be extended to operate from Elmvale to Carleton Station via
Billings Bridge Station and Sunnyside.
• Route 90 would be revised to operate via McCarthy, Cahill, and Uplands.
• New all-day Route 91 would operate from Uplands Station to Greenboro Station
via Uplands Drive and replacing current Route 197.
• Route 93 would be revised to extend to the residential area east of Bank Street
and to operate only to Leitrim Station.
• New weekday peak period Route 94 would operate on Kelly Farm in Findlay
Creek to Leitrim Station, replacing Connexion Route 294.
• New weekday peak period Route 115 would operate between Baseline Station
and Greenboro Station via Slack, MacFarlane, and Hunt Club.
• New Route 116 would operate from Baseline Station to Greenboro Station via
Hunt Club, replacing current Route 96, improving connections and making
service more frequent.

Other Changes
• New weekday peak period Route 43 would operate from Karsh to Greenboro
Station via Johnston and Tapiola, replacing part of Route 40.
• Route 90 service would be removed from Riverside Drive between Walkley Road
and Uplands Drive.
• Route 92 would be revised to operate in weekday peak periods between
Greenboro Station and Billings Bridge Station via Plante, Walkley Station,
Herongate, and Clementine.
• Route 93 service would be removed from Bank, Athans, and Sixth.
• Route 97 service to the Airport would be replaced by O-Train Line 4.
• Route 99 service to Riverside South would be replaced by O-Train Line 2.
• Route 140 service would be removed from Jefferson, Featherston, and Ryder.
• Route 141 service would be removed from Kaladar, Brookfield, and Clover.
• Route 190 limited service to St. Patrick’s Home would be removed.
• Connexion Routes 290 and 291 would be removed, with nearby service provided
by other routes.

East Ottawa and Orléans Improvements
• New weekday peak period Route 17 would operate from Wateridge Village to
Rideau Station via Montréal Road and Brittany.
• Route 24 would be extended to operate between St-Laurent Station and Chapel
Hill Station via Ogilvie, Blair Station, Jasmine Crescent, Beacon Hill, and
Blackburn Hamlet.
• Route 25 would be extended to operate from Millennium Station to Wateridge
Village via Innes, Blair Station, and La Cité, and would replace Route 27.
• Route 30 would be revised to operate via Montmère on all trips.
• Route 31 revised to operate between Innes and Place d’Orléans via des
Épinettes, Charlemagne and St-Joseph.
• New all-day Route 133 operating from Tenth Line to Place d’Orléans via
Meadowglen, Forest Valley, Fortune, St-Joseph.
• In Blackburn Hamlet, the demonstration pilot project of on-demand service on
weekends is expected to start in December 2023.

Other Changes
• The leased park and ride lot at Telesat Court (near Blair Station) would be
closed.
• Route 26 would be reduced to weekday peak periods.
• Route 28 service would be removed from Tauvette, and Southpark,
• Route 31 limited service would be removed from St-Joseph between Bearbrook
and Jeanne d’Arc.
• Route 33 would be revised to operate via Tompkins and Chartrand/Duford.
• Route 35 service would be revised to operate via Bottriell north of Merkley, and
service would be removed from Merkley and Charlemagne.
• Route 37 would be replaced by revised Route 234, operating weekday peak
periods.
• Route 39 service to La Cité would be removed, replaced by Route 25.
• Route 138 would be revised to operate only between St-Louis Residence and
Place d’Orléans Station via St-Joseph.
• Connexion Routes 232 and 236 would be removed, with nearby service provided
by other routes

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3 Responses

  1. The Voter says:

    How do people who work at the CTC get there? I’m not familiar with the other routes in that area but wonder how staff, often young people without cars, get to and from their jobs. The restaurants and other businesses are open outside of event days and, even on event days, staff have to get there before their customers arrive on the special bus routes.

  2. Kosmo says:

    How do all these cancellations help the ” climate emergency” the city of Ottawa is in???

  3. Been There says:

    Transpo is only looking for efficiencies. As already demonstrated by the LRT changes, where people want and need to go is of no consequence.

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