OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2022 – The City of Ottawa says there is a planned, full O-Train Line 1 closure on Saturday, November 19 to allow Rideau Transit Group (RTG) to perform vehicle and system testing. Starting at 6 am, R1 replacement bus service will be provided to customers and will operate at a similar frequency to O-Train Line 1. Full O-Train Line 1 service will resume on Sunday, November 20 at 8 am.
To improve R1 travel times, buses will not stop at Cyrville Station; instead customers travelling to and from Cyrville Station can use a shuttle bus that will run between St-Laurent Station Stop C and Cyrville Station Stop B.
Additional testing will occur between November 16 and 24, during off-peak and overnight engineering hours, and will not impact normal service for customers. Customers may notice out-of-service trains clearly marked for testing purposes running along the line.
This testing will allow RTG to continue their investigation work into the root cause of the axle hub failure that occurred in July 2022.
Customers can visit octranspo.com(link is external) for travel planning assistance or call 613-560-5000. Schedules are available by calling 613-560-5000 or texting 560560 plus the bus stop number. OC Transpo red vest staff will be present across the system and stationed at key areas to assist customers throughout the one-day closure.
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