- Sunday September 1st – Regular seasonal changes – Back to School. For details click here.
- Saturday September 14th – Opening Day. Ceremony starts at 10 am . Open to all riders at 2PM. Regular fares apply.
- Tuesday October 1st – Fares rise. An adult monthly pass will go from $116.50 to $119.50. A single cash fare will rise from $3.50 to $3.60, unless you pay with Presto, in which case it will rise from $3.45 to $3.55.
- Sunday October 6th – Complete changeover. Many bus routes will remain the same for the first few weeks after the LRT launches, but new routes come into service Oct. 6. Parallel bus service will continue until October 6, which enables customers time to transition to using the train at their own pace and also increases the robustness of the entire transit network during this period of change.
5. Monday October 7th
October 7th is when the network service change comes into effect – the largest and most significant change in OC Transpo’s history.
October 7 also marks the day when those customers who stayed on the bus must now transfer to the train for the first time, resulting in busier bus and train platforms, and requiring another stabilization period for our customers. To prepare and support our customers we are:
- Continuing and enhancing monitoring of Tunney’s Pasture and Blair stations and bus transfer operations;
- Examining drone footage of bus transfer stations to identify opportunities to assist customers with transfers at these locations and to implement any quick wins and potential medium term improvements;
- Deploying additional staff to all platforms across the system to assist with the anticipated additional rail customer loads;
- Deploying additional staff to the platforms to assist customers as required;
- Continuing to deploy O-Train Ambassadors in red vests; and
- Continuing outreach through various channels to assist customers with our new multimodal service
The LRT Team encourages all Transit customers to use the OC Transpo Travel Planner on OCtranspo.com to find out how their route will change when parallel bus service ends.
For more information on the new Confederation Line system and the upcoming service changes, customers can:
- speak to O-Train Ambassadors wearing red vests at stations and key points throughout the transit network;
- call OC Transpo 613-741-4390;
- follow @OC_Transpo on Twitter; or
- visit OCTranspo.com/Ready-For-Rail