Work on Rideau Street
Due to the construction work related to the light rail project and to traffic restrictions on Rideau in Ottawa, STO bus services have been reconfigured through Ottawa's downtown.
On October 19, Rideau was completely closed to allow construction work to continue. Rideau is now once again open to traffic, and our service will resume, but with the same reconfiguration that was proposed before the complete closure.
Temporary bus stop on Mackenzie
There is still a major stop on Mackenzie (next to Château Laurier) to keep the bus service running smoothly. Routes 11, 17, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 85, 88, 93 and 95 leave from Ottawa on Mackenzie and then run along Wellington to serve the regular stops.
Service on Rideau
Routes 20, 48, 55, 59, 67, 87, 200 and 400 heading to Gatineau are once again serving the stops along Rideau.
Stop in front of Chapters on Rideau not served
This stop will not be served until further notice. Go to the OC Transpo bus stop in front of the McDonald's on Rideau.
Stop at Wellington/Bank heading to Gatineau
Based on tests done by our operations crews, the stop on Wellington at the corner of Bank heading to Gatineau has been moved to the first bus shelter in order to make it easier and more efficient for passengers to board.
The new procedure, designed to enable buses to make only one stop at that location, is as follows:
- Only the first two buses at the stop will open their doors for boarding. If you see your bus, kindly proceed to the first bus shelter to board.
- Once the first two buses have finished boarding and left, the third and fourth buses will pull up to the first shelter and then open their doors for boarding. And so on.
All passengers are asked to follow these instructions to ensure that the new procedure works to everyone's satisfaction!
- Routes 31 and 32 no longer serve Murray, nor do they cross the Alexandra Bridge.
- Routes coming from Aylmer no longer serve the Dalhousie/Rideau stop, which has been replaced by the Rideau Centre and Rideau/Waller stops.
Summary of the changes
20, 48, 55, 59, 67, 87, 200 and 400
11 and 17
Morning rush hours
Afternoon rush hours
22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 34, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 85, 88, 93 and 95
36, 37 and 38
Before 9 a.m. on weekdays – to Ottawa only
Before 9 a.m. on weekdays (from Ottawa) and after 9 a.m. on weekdays and weekends in both directions
31 and 32
At all times
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