The City has granted RTG permission to access Line 1 in order to continue and expedite maintenance and repair activities identified in the rectification plan, necessitating the following closure:
- From Monday, June 22 to Sunday, June 28 the line will closed and frequent R1 replacement bus service will be operating.
Light rail service will resume at all Line 1 stations on Monday, June 29.
During this closure, RTG is planning to implement updated train control software that was tested during the previous temporary closures. Customers and residents may continue to see trains running as a result of this work, but the trains will not be available for use by customers. In addition to the software upgrade, infrastructure work will continue on the track and the overhead catenary power supply system. Customers will see a variety of high-rail track equipment working in various locations on the track, undertaking inspections and adjustments.
As part of OC Transpo’s recovery plan, Monday, June 29th, will also see a return to full summer weekday service for buses, and all routes will be running. Similar schedule changes will be made on Line 1, with frequencies increasing gradually over the week of June 29.
On Canada Day, transit is no-charge, and Line 1 will operate on a reduced weekday schedule to reflect the lower ridership as a result of many celebrations transitioning to a virtual format. Full summer service on Line 1 will be restored on Thursday, July 2. The return to full summer service is a key part of OC Transpo’s plan to keep everyone safer by providing more space on buses and trains as more customers begin using transit.