Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission

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Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission
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Info
Managed by City of Ottawa
Transit type Bus
Para-transit
Train
Number of lines 248
Daily ridership 535,600 (Daily)
Headquarters 1500 St. Laurent Bvld
Ottawa, Ontario
Website www.octranspo.com
Operation
Began operation August 1st, 1972
Number of vehicles Approx. 1050

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission commonly known under the name of OC Transpo provides public transit service for the residents of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

History

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission was formed in 1973 when they took over service from the Ottawa Transportation Commission.

Routes

Route Range
1 to 19 20 to 79 80 to 89 90 to 99 100 to 199
200 to 299 400 to 406 500 to 599 600 to 699 Internal

Color Codes

In 1983, OC Transpo decided to color code their routes in order to make them are easier to identify. The colors chosen were Black, Red and Green

Color Code Details
Black
  • These routes operate 7 days a week from 6:00AM to 0:00 (Monday-Staurday) and from 7:00AM to 23:00 on Sunday and most holidays. Some exceptions are if a route, or a portion of the route is operating during certain periods, it will have stripes on the bus stop flag. Ottawa's 3 major transitway routes provide early morning Sunday Service and Route 95 runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and route 97 works 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday).
  • The Fare on a regular Black bus route is 3,25$ or 2 tickets.
Red
  • These routes operate 7 days a week from 6:00AM to 0:00 (Monday-Staurday) and from 7:00AM to 23:00 on Sunday and most holidays. Some exceptions are if a route, or a portion of the route is operating during certain periods, it will have stripes on the bus stop flag. Ottawa's 3 major transitway routes provide early morning Sunday Service and Route 95 runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and route 97 works 24 hours a day, 5 days a week (Monday through Friday).
  • The Fare on a regular Black bus route is 3,25$ or 2 tickets.
Green
  • These routes operate during rush hour only. Their main operating hours are from 6:00 to 9:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00, Monday through Friday. All green routes travel towards Downtown Ottawa in the AM rush, and towards the suburbs in the PM rush. Most green routes travel to suburban areas and some travel to rural areas. Rural express routes are identified by an R after the route number on the bus stop flag.
  • The fare on Green routes is 4,65$ or 3 tickets, OC Transpo has removed the rural express fare.

Transitway

The Transitway is a bus rapid transit system that uses a bus only dedicated lane. Conception of this bus rapid transit system started in 1978. The first portion was opened from Lees to Hurdman and from Lincoln Fields and Baseline in 1983. In 1984, 3 new stations were added to the Transitway; LeBreton, Tunney's Pasture and Westboro along with a new portion of the Transitway opened between LeBreton and the Ottawa River Parkway, which was renamed to Dominion Station.

In 1987, the Transitway between Hurdman and St-Laurent stations, including the tunnel below the St-Laurent Shopping Centre. Route 95 saw its frequency increased to 4 minutes at Rush Hours and to 5 minutes at all other times. The whole Transitway was completed in 1996.

Fleet

Current Fleet

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
4201 to 4202 2003 New Flyer Industries D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
OC-4250.jpg 4203 to 4273 2004 New Flyer Industries D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
OC-4331.jpg 4274 to 4439 2005 New Flyer Industries D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
4440 to 4526 2006 New Flyer Industries D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
5001 to 5002 2008 Orion Bus Industries Orion 07.501 HEV Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
Hybrid System
5003 to 5097 2009 Orion Bus Industries Orion 07.501 HEV Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
Hybrid System
5098 to 5177 2010 Orion Bus Industries Orion 07.501 HEV Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
Hybrid System
6351 to 6398 2008 New Flyer Industries D60LF Cummins ISL Allison B500R
6399 to 6403 2009 New Flyer Industries D60LF Cummins ISL Allison B500R
6404 to 6537 2010 New Flyer Industries D60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • First order of low floor restyled buses from New Flyer Industries.
6538 to 6709 2011 New Flyer Industries D60LFR Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
8001 to 8075 2012 Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro500 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R6
  • 8017 involved in fatal crash with a VIA train on Sept. 18, 2013 at Fallowfield.

Retired Fleet

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
1201 to 1203 2008 Alexander Dennis Limited Enviro500 Cummins ISM Allison B500R
1756 to 1758, 1760 to 1761, 1763 to 1768 and 1770 1973 General Motors Diesel Division T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
2601 2005 Ford E-450 Ford PowerStroke 7.3L Ford 4R100
4001 to 4140 1999 Bus Industries of America Orion VI Detroit Diesel Allison B400R
5701 to 5769 1975 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
6001 to 6037 2001 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
6038 to 6067 2002 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
6068 to 6100 and 6102 to 6143 2001 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
  • 6101 Skipped - Historic Bus.
6101 to 6112 1961 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
  • 6101 Restored by OC Transpo.
6144 to 6178 2003 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
6221 to 6230 1962 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5301 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6301 to 6323 2003 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
6324 to 6350 2004 New Flyer Industries D60LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B500R
6331 to 6340 1963 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6441 to 6452 1964 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6561 to 6573 1965 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6674 to 6697 1966 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6701 to 6726 1967 General Motors Diesel Division TDH-5303 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6831 to 6850 1968 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
6961 to 6990 1969 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
7001 to 7020 1970 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
7121 to 7140 1971 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5305 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
7241 to 7290 1972 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7301 to 7320 1973 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7351 to 7357 1973 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7401 to 7460 1974 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7501 to 7545 1975 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7551 to 7570 1975 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
7601 to 7653 1976 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N
  • 7601 to 7620: Allison VH9

  • 7621 to 7653: Allison V730
7701 to 7721 1977 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
7731 to 7765 1977 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
7801 to 7858 1978 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
7901 to 7930 1979 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8001 to 8020 1980 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8101 to 8122 1981 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8201 to 8221 1982 General Motors Diesel Division TA60-102N Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V735
8231 to 8240 1982 General Motors Diesel Division T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8241 to 8266 1982 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53 Allison MT-643
8371 to 8392 1983 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53 Allison MT-643
8401 to 8425 1984 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8501 to 8533 1985 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 03.501 Cummins NHHTC Allison HT-740
8541 to 8555 1985 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
8591 1985 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 02.501 Detroit Diesel 8.2L Allison AT-545
8601 to 8655 1986 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 03.501 Cummins NHHTC Allison HT-740
8701 to 8703 1970 Flyer Industries Limited D700A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 183
8704 to 8708 1974 Flyer Industries Limited D800 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 183
8709 to 8718 1978 Flyer Industries Limited D800B Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8719 to 8764 1986 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 03.501 Cummins NHHTC Allison HT-740
8765 to 8799 1987 General Motors Diesel Division TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
8801 to 8815 1978 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53 Allison MT-643
8816 1979 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53 Allison MT-643
8817 to 8832 1978 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53 Allison MT-643
8841 to 8870 1988 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 03.501 Detroit Diesel 6L71TA ZF 5HP590
8875 to 8899 1988 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 03.501 Detroit Diesel 6L71TA ZF 5HP590
8901 to 8960 1989 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
9001 to 9055 1990 New Flyer Industries D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
9101 to 9125 1991 Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9126 to 9150 1991 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
9201 to 9227 1992 New Flyer Industries D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9231 to 9258 1992 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
9261 to 9264 1992 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 02.502 Navistar 7.3L Allison AT-545
9301 to 9330 1993 Nova Bus [[Nova Bus TC40-102N|TC40-102N] Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
9651 to 9652 1994 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 02.502 Navistar 7.3L Allison AT-545
9701 to 9720 1997 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
9721 to 9740 1997 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 ZF 5HP500
9801 to 9885 1998 Ontario Bus Industries Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R

Demonstrators

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
1771 1984 Orion Bus Indsutries/Ikaurs 03.501 N/A N/A
1780 1986 Orion Bus Indsutries 02.502 N/A N/A First 25ft bus Demo in Ottawa
1781 1986 Vanhool AG280 N/A N/A
1783 1986 Orion Bus Indsutries 02.506 N/A N/A
1783 1986 Orion Bus Indsutries 01.508 N/A N/A
1784 1986 Renault N/A Articulated Model N/A N/A
1786 1986 1786 D40HF N/A N/A
1787 1989 Ikarus 436 N/A N/A
1789 1989 Orion Bus Indsutries 05.501 ( V ) N/A N/A
92011 1995 New Flyer Indsutries D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
253HP
Voith D863, 3 Speed Automatic Borrowed from Kitchener Transit
1710 1996 Orion Bus Industries 6.501 Cummins L10G, 253 hp : Allison B400R,5 Speed Automatic Borrowed from London Transit
1711 1996 Orion Bus Industries 6.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50, 275HP Allison B400R,5 Speed Automatic
No Number 2005 Orion Bus Industries 07.501 Cummins ISB 270HP BAE HybridDrive System with ZF Transmission on Loan from MTA New York 6454, this bus never ran in service for OC Transpo
4997 2006/2007 ADL Enviro500 Cummins ISM, 330HP Voith D864.3, 4 Speed Automatic First Double Deckers to be tested in Ottawa, these buses would slate the way for a purchase of 75 in 2011/2012
No Number 2006 New Flyer Industries DE60LF Catepillar C9, 330HP Allison EP50

Garages/Facilities

Garage Location Status
Industrial Active
Merivale Active
St-Laurent North Active
St-Laurent Active
Walkley Yard Active
875 Belfast 875 Belfast Road Active
899 Belfast 899 Belfast Road Active
Champagne Closed
Leeds Closed
805 Belfast 805 Belfast Road Closed

O-Train

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission operates a Light-Rail System known as the O-Train


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