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Work on Rideau Street

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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, 300 in the p.m. 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!

Other adjustments

  • 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  • Routes coming from Aylmer no longer serve the Dalhousie/Rideau stop, which has been replaced by the Rideau Centre and Rideau/Waller stops.

Map

See the transit map with the reconfigured bus stops during the construction work on Rideau.

Summary of the changes

Routes

20, 48, 55, 59, 67, 87, 200, 300 p.m. and 400

  • No route changes
  • Serving stops on Rideau (the Dalhousie/Rideau stop is no longer served by route 59 – Unloading at the Rideau Centre and at Rideau/Waller)

11 and 17

Morning rush hours

 

  • No route changes
  • Serving stops on Rideau

Afternoon rush hours

 

  • NOT serving stops on Rideau
  • Buses leave from Mackenzie (next to Château Laurier) and continue along their regular route on Wellington

22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 34, 40, 41, 44, 45, 47, 85, 88, 93 and 95

To Ottawa

  • No route changes

  • Serving stops on Rideau (the Dalhousie/Rideau stop is no longer served by routes 40, 41, 44, 45, 46, 47 – Unloading at the Rideau Centre and at Rideau/Waller)

From Ottawa

  • NOT serving stops on Rideau
  • Buses leave from Mackenzie (next to Château Laurier) and continue along their regular route on Wellington

36, 37 and 38

Before 9 a.m. on weekdays – to Ottawa only

 

  • No route changes
  • Serving stops on Rideau

Before 9 a.m. on weekdays (from Ottawa) and after 9 a.m. on weekdays and weekends in both directions

 

  • NOT serving stops on Rideau
  • Unloading/loading from the Mackenzie stop onwards (next to Château Laurier)

31 and 32

At all times

 

  • Unloading and loading at the Mackenzie stop (next to Château Laurier)
  • NOT serving stops on Rideau

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