Starting Sunday, April 23, OC Transpo will introduce new route numbers for many routes as part of getting ready for the opening of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018. Other spring service changes include adjusted schedules and seasonal reductions to reflect the lower demand for service. The Rack & Roll program also returns with bike racks on more than 600 buses. Customers should visit octranspo.com and use the travel planner to see if their regular trips are affected.
Fourteen bus routes will be renumbered across the city as part of the transition to the 2018 transit network. These routes will have new numbers, but the routes themselves remain the same. OC Transpo is also introducing three new types of service: Rapid, Frequent, and Local. Each service type has its own distinctive colour and symbol, which customers will see on new bus stop signs.
Route renumbering details:
- Routes 92 and 96 will be renumbered as Rapid Routes 62 and 61 respectively
- Routes 2, 118, and 176 will be renumbered as Frequent Routes 11, 88, and 80 respectively
- Nine other Local routes will also be renumbered
Also a reminder that adult, Community, and Senior paper passes will be phased out this summer. The last Adult paper pass available will be June while the last Senior and Community paper passes will be July. The current ticket type will also be phased out in late fall and a comparable single ride option will replace it. Customers should make the switch to Presto soon or continue to pay cash. (OC Transpo news release)