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Bus system in the Aylmer Sector

Since August 29, a system adapted to your evolving needs offering bus routes that go right to the centre of Aylmer, a new local route, convenient transfer points and new travel options to the Hull and Gatineau sectors.

Discover all the options available in the Aylmer sector.

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Brief summary of the system in Aylmer

More direct, frequent service in the centre of Aylmer
Easier, more convenient connections at Galeries Aylmer

  • Route 59 extended to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride
  • Route 58 extended to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride
  • Routes 49 and 800 extended to Galeries Aylmer
  • Route 55 created to provide a link between the Allumettières Park-and-Ride and Ottawa via Front and Cormier.

Easier local trips

Thanks to aroute on a figure 8 loop that also provides fast, easy access routes 59 and 55.

Creation of a local route on a figure 8 loop consisting of routes 52 and 53 travelling in opposite directions and providing rapid, easy access to routes 59 and 55 among others.

It's a new way to get around!

See the maps showing the transfer points and the direction to take depending on your neighbourhood when you use this new local route.

During peak periods: improved service in the neighbourhoods

Thanks to more rapid, reliable bus routes with more space on routes 40, 45, 46 and 47, since they no longer serve the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

(Transfers to routes 49, 50, 58 and 800 are still be possible. See the detailed route information for the transfer points.)

During peak periods: modified service for the Rivermead Park-and-Ride

Heading to the downtown areas: This park-and-ride are now served only by routes 41, 44 and 59 with most trips running every 2 to 10 minutes during peak periods. Check the timetables.

Heading away from the downtown areas: routes 49, 50, 58 and 800 have been extended and serve these park-and-rides.

Improved east-west link

With route 800, in service from Monday to Friday in both directions to Galeries Aylmer, and every 30 minutes during peak periods.

Faster trips to the CEGEPs

Through more direct links for routes 49 (extended) and 50.

Watch our videos about somes modifications to the system

Local routes on a figure 8 loop

 

Detailed route-by-route explanation of the new system

Discover the new options available and learn more about the changes.

ATTENTION: Rivermead Park-and-Ride users

  • Running every 6 to 15 minutes depending on passenger volumes, routes 41, 44 and 59  are the only bus routes to serve the Rivermead Park-and-Ride and heading to the downtown areas. These routes are offered from the Allumettières Park-and-Ride via Eardley.
  • Routes 50 and 58 leaving from the Allumettières Park-and-Ride, and routes 49 and 800, starting at Galeries Aylmer, continue to serve the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.
  • Routes 40, 45, 46 and 47 no longer stop at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

Why have these changes been made?

Previously, riders who took the bus close to home were sometimes unable to board their local buses when returning home because they were often very full, especially when arriving in the Hull sector. Depending on the frequency offered, there could be a long wait to get on a bus.

The proposed changes aim to solve this problem by offering a separate service for park-and-ride users with routes 41, 44 and 59 and help to greatly improve the quality of neighbourhood service.

High-quality service continues to be offered at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride. In fact, with an increased frequency of up to 2 minutes during the busiest part of the peak period, route 59 runs the most frequently of all the bus routes in the Aylmer system.

Moreover, by extending routes 58 and 59 to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride and routes 49 and 800 to Galeries Aylmer, as well as adding 2 trips in the middle of the day on route 58, transfers are eliminated or simplified, thereby allowing many riders to take the bus right from home.

Route 40

  • Modified route: rather than taking Maurice-Duplessis, the route will continues along Klock to Wilfrid-Lavigne.

  • This route no longer stops at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

  • Transfers to routes 49, 58 and 800 are possible at the intersection of Allumettières and Wilfrid-Lavigne (route 58) or at any stop along Aylmer Road between Colline and the old Hippodrome Park-and-Ride. Note that route 58 starts at the Allumettières Park-and-Ride, thereby doing away with a transfer for some riders.
  • The number of trips offered remains unchanged.

Route 41

  • This route will service the Rivermead park-and-ride stop.

  • In the afternoon, route 41 will not enter the Rivermead terminal, but will instead service the new stop on Aylmer Road located immediately after the intersection with Rivermead Road (stop #1458).

Route 44

Service at the Rivermead Park-and-ride:

Route 45

  • This route no longer stops at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

  • Transfers to routes 49, 50, 58 and 800 are possible at the intersection of Vanier / Aylmer Road.

  • Because the stops at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride are discontinued, the number of trips has dropped from 11 to 9 in the morning and afternoon.

Route 46

  • This route no longer stop at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

  • Transfers to routes 49, 50, 58 and 800 are possible at Galeries Aylmer at the stop in front of the new SAQ building. Note that route 58 starts at the Allumettières Park-and-Ride, thereby doing away with a transfer for some riders.

  • Because of the service offered along Eardley by route 59, extension of route 58 to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride and discontinuation of the stops at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride, the number of trips has dropped from 14 to 11 in the morning and from 13 to 10 in the afternoon on these routes.

  • See the route 46 map.

Route 47

  • This route no longer stops at the Rivermead Park-and-Ride.

  • Transfers to routes 49, 50, 58 and 800 are possible at the stop on Aylmer Road at Maple Grove / Golf.
  • The number of trips offered remains unchanged.

Route 49

  • Route extended to Galeries Aylmer.

  • Modified route in the Plateau neighbourhood: from Vanier, the route  continues along Plateau before turning left on Atmosphère. This change saves 5 minutes.

  • Trips added on Saturday evening until 10 p.m. heading to Cégep Gabrielle-Roy and until 11 p.m. heading to Galeries Aylmer.

Route 50

  • The Allumettières Park-and-Ride will stays as the terminus.

  • Modified route: from Saint-Raymond, the route turns left on Cité-des-Jeunes. This change saves 3 minutes.

New local route on a figure 8 loop (52 and 53)

New local route on a figure 8 loop (52 and 53)

  • Runs every 30 minutes in both directions from Monday to Saturday and once an hour on Sunday.

 

This new route offers you a new way to get around!

Watch the video for an explanation of how it works.

Key points:

  • Consists of routes 52 and 53;
  • Each route offers the same service but in opposite directions;
  • Serves most of the points of interest and main streets in the centre of Aylmer;
  • Provides connections with several routes leaving Aylmer.

To properly identify your transfer points and the direction to take (route 52 or 53) depending on your neighbourhood, see the following neighbourhood maps:

 

Depending on the route 52 and 53 timetables, it could be more efficient to take one of these routes in the opposite direction to your destination. Try the Plani-Bus to plan the most optimal trip.

Route 51 in the Glenwood neighbourhood

Route 55

  • Going between Ottawa and the Allumettières Park-and-Ride via Wilfrid-Lavigne, Allumettières, Broad, Bagot, Cormier, Front and Eardley.
  • Runs every 30 minutes from Monday to Saturday, once an hour on Sunday.

    Peak period details:

    • Offered in the Aylmer direction only between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m.
    • Offered in the Ottawa direction only between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Alternates with route 59 for a combined frequency of every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday between Ottawa and Galeries Aylmer.

  • See the route 55 map.

Route 57

  • Discontinued route.
  • The link with the Gatineau sector is provided by route 800.

  • To get to the Fontaine building or to Fournier and Gréber, riders must transfer to route 67 at Promenade du Portage. This route runs every 30 minutes in this direction.

Route 58

  • Route extended to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride. The route will takes Allumettières, Wilfrid-Lavigne and Principale before continuing along its current route on Aylmer Road to the Champlain Bridge.

  • 1 trip added at the start and end of the morning and afternoon peak periods.

  • 2 trips added in each direction in the middle of the day.

Route 59

  • Route extended to the Allumettières Park-and-Ride via Eardley.

  • Runs every 5 to 10 minutes during peak periods.

  • Runs every 30 minutes in off-peak periods from Monday to Saturday, and every 60 minutes on Sunday.

  • Alternates with route 55 for a combined frequency of every 15 minutes from Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday between Ottawa and Galeries Aylmer.

  • See the route 59 map.

Route 800

  • Route extended to Galeries Aylmer.

Route 810

  • Route discontinued since June 20. Service offered by route 800.

Routes 48 and 54

These routes stay the same.

The STO listened to you!

In fall 2015, the STO analysed several sources of information: ridership data, your comments submitted via Customer Relations and social networks, and survey results (conducted internally with the STO rider panel and externally by independent firms). The findings of these analyses helped to identify numerous areas of improvement, and led to the design of this system.

In March 2016, the Web page presenting the proposed changes was visited over 4,000 times, and more than 300 of you participated in our online consultation. We have taken care to make the necessary adjustments based on the comments received.

Objectives

It should be mentioned that the last major changes to the system in Aylmer were made in 2007. Since then, many additions and changes have been introduced over the years to accommodate the residential developments in this sector. But the time has come to rethink the system in more detail.

The main objective of the system is to better meet the current needs of residents in the Aylmer sector and to improve the quality of service during both peak and off-peak periods, while also following our sustainable development approaches.

Consequently, neighbourhood service is being maximized in order to optimize your trips from home. To do this, we have created, extended and modified several bus routes.

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