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9 hours ago, Gregory said:

CRICHTON AT BEECHWOOD CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: THIS WEEKEND

From 7 am on Saturday, October 15 until 7 pm on Sunday, October 16, 2016, route 9 will be detoured due to the closure of Crichton at Beechwood. Route 9 Downtown will serve the stop on  Vanier Parkway at Beechwood, then serve Beechwood, Vaughan and Crichton. Note: Route 9 Hurdman remains on regular route.

'9 RUN RUN' - EFFECTIVE: THIS SATURDAY

From approximatley 8:45 am until 1 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2016, routes 96 and 162 will be detoured due to  the 9 Run Run event taking place in Stittsville. Route 96 will serve to/from the Community Centre, Shea Rd,  Abbott St, and then Stittsville Main. Route 162 Stittsville will serve Ballyboy, Bert G. Ague and Westridge.

 

Interesting to see the 9 detour route as the obvious route via Mackay is very tight for a bus with construction there, is it going to run via Springfield and access Vaughan from there? I have to use the 9 early Saturday morning so I guess il find out then.

The link to access the map on the OC website is broken and can't be accessed.

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2 hours ago, Centralsmt said:

Interesting to see the 9 detour route as the obvious route via Mackay is very tight for a bus with construction there, is it going to run via Springfield and access Vaughan from there? I have to use the 9 early Saturday morning so I guess il find out then.

The link to access the map on the OC website is broken and can't be accessed.

I just realized myself there was a road missing from the detour route. My guess is due to the construction on Mackay, buses will travel via Springfield between Beechwood and Vaughan.

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On ‎2016‎/‎10‎/‎12 at 2:21 AM, Gregory said:

I just realized myself there was a road missing from the detour route. My guess is due to the construction on Mackay, buses will travel via Springfield between Beechwood and Vaughan.

Its apparently going via Mackay, could be interesting!!

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PRETORIA BRIDGE CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th

From 6:00am-2:00pm, the Pretoria Bridge will be closed due to regular maintenance work. Due to this closure, route 5 will need to go on detour.

5 St-Laurent: From Main, right Greenfield, right Hwy 417 westbound on-ramp, merge Hwy 417 westbound, exit Metcalfe, right Metcalfe, right Argyle, left Elgin to regular route.

5 Billings Bridge: From Elgin, left Hawthorne, right Queen Elizabeth Driveway, right Metcalfe, right Hwy 417 eastbound on-ramp, merge Hwy 417 eastbound, exit Lees, right Lees, left Main to regular route.

 

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WILBROD STREET CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: UNTIL 6:00pm on NOVEMBER 4th

16X Rideau Centre: From King Edward, right Laurier East, left Charlotte to regular route.

'RATTLE ME BONES' 5/10K RUNS - EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30th

From 7:30am - 10:45am on Sunday, October 30, 2016, routes  86 and 106 will be detoured due to the 'Rattle Me Bones' 5 and 10K runs taking place from 8:00am - 11:00am. During the runs, Hospital Centre Ring Road will be closed and lane reductions will occur on Smyth, Alta Vista, Industrial, Russell and other roadways in the Elmvale area.

  • 8 Gatineau: Won't be on detour, but may have some delays.
  • 8 Billings Bridge: Won't be on detour, but may have some delays.
  • 86 Elmvale: From Samford Fleming, cross Industrial to Alta Vista, continue Alta Vista, left Dorion, left Blair, continue Coronation.
  • 86 Baseline: From Coronation, continue Blair, right Dorion, right Alta Vista, cross Industrial to Samford Fleming to regular route.
  • 106 St-Laurent: Buses will follow its regular route, except it won't serve the Hospital Grounds.
  • 106 Hurdman: From Smyth, left South Haven Place, right Roger, right Alta Vista, left Smyth to regular route.

 

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DALY STREET CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: THIS WEEKEND

Daly Street will be closed in both directions this weekend, causing detours on routes 1, 7, and 9.

  • 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe: From Wellington, right Elgin, left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route.
  • 1 South Keys: From Dalhousie, cross Rideau, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, right Elgin, left Wellington to regular route.
  • 7 St-Laurent: From Wellington, right Elgin, left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route.
  • 7 Carleton: From Rideau, left Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, right Elgin, left Wellington to regular route.
  • 9 Downtown: From Dalhousie, cross Rideau, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, end route on MacKenzie King Bridge.
  • 9 Hurdman: Start route in front of N.A.C., continue Elgin (east branch), left Wellington, left Elgin (west branch), left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route.

YOUVILLE DRIVE CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: NOVEMBER 7th - DECEMBER 23rd

  • 31 Downtown: From Forest Valley, right St. Joseph, left Jeanne d'Arc, left RR 174 to regular route.
  • 31 Jeanne d'Arc: From RR 174, right Jeanne d'Arc, right St. Joseph, left Forest Valley to regular route.
  • 131 Chapel Hill: From Forest Valley, right St. Joseph, left Jeanne d'Arc to regular route.
  • 131 Convent Glen: From Jeanne d'Arc, right St. Joseph, left Forest Valley to regular route.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Gregory said:

DALY STREET CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: THIS WEEKEND

Daly Street will be closed in both directions this weekend, causing detours on routes 1, 7, and 9.

  • 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe: From Wellington, right Elgin, left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route.
  • 1 South Keys: From Dalhousie, cross Rideau, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, right Elgin, left Wellington to regular route.
  • 7 St-Laurent: From Wellington, right Elgin, left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route.
  • 7 Carleton: From Rideau, left Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, right Elgin, left Wellington to regular route.
  • 9 Downtown: From Dalhousie, cross Rideau, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, end route on MacKenzie King Bridge.
  • 9 Hurdman: Start route in front of N.A.C., continue Elgin (east branch), left Wellington, left Elgin (west branch), left MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route.

 

 

 

This is the second time since Rideau Street abruptly closed that the 1, 7 and 9 are being detoured from the detour, in the case of the 9 it is going back to its old routing via Dalhousie for the weekend.

Is it any wonder passengers are confused about the arrangements with services to the East End of the city and OC is being flooded with complaints?

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ANDERSON ROAD CLOSURE - EFFECTIVE: NOVEMBER 7th & 8th

222 Downtown: From Anderson and Russell, left Russell, right Ramsayville, right Ridge, left Anderson to regular route.

 

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Looks like there might be some changes to the Rideau Street detour for Routes 9 and 12 on Monday. 

 

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8 hours ago, JCL said:

Looks like there might be some changes to the Rideau Street detour for Routes 9 and 12 on Monday. 

 

 

I expect both will be returning to Bank and Slater via Mackenzie King, Mathieu Flurey has been inundated with complaints about the cut back in both routes, he has told me himself that he has received many complaints, both by social media and direct to his office.

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15 hours ago, Centralsmt said:

 

I expect both will be returning to Bank and Slater via Mackenzie King, 

From Octranspo.ca

Revisions to Route 9 and 12 detours:

Starting Monday, November, 7, 2016, service on detoured Routes 9 and 12 is extended west.

  •  Route 9 will continue to Elgin at all times and Route 12 will continue to Bank and Slater during the daytime (before 7 pm) on weekdays.

  •  Route 9 customers will be able to catch their bus on Elgin at Wellington (#7557) as well as at all the stops currently served by this route.

  •  Weekdays before 7 pm, Route 12 customers will be able to catch their bus on Wellington (at O'Connor and Metcalfe), on Kent at Sparks, Bank at Slater and Mackenzie King Bridge (stop 2A) as well as at all the stops currently served by this route. 

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On 2016-11-03 at 8:09 AM, Centralsmt said:

 

I expect both will be returning to Bank and Slater via Mackenzie King, 

 

On 2016-11-03 at 11:27 PM, Oc4526 said:

From Octranspo.ca

Revisions to Route 9 and 12 detours:

Starting Monday, November, 7, 2016, service on detoured Routes 9 and 12 is extended west.

  •  Route 9 will continue to Elgin at all times and Route 12 will continue to Bank and Slater during the daytime (before 7 pm) on weekdays.

  •  Route 9 customers will be able to catch their bus on Elgin at Wellington (#7557) as well as at all the stops currently served by this route.

  •  Weekdays before 7 pm, Route 12 customers will be able to catch their bus on Wellington (at O'Connor and Metcalfe), on Kent at Sparks, Bank at Slater and Mackenzie King Bridge (stop 2A) as well as at all the stops currently served by this route. 

Updated detour map 

9 will travel in a clockwise loop via Nicholas & the Laurier Bridge

12 will be running via the

Mack Bridge (Bank st direction) and via the Daly Tunnel (Blair direction)

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ROUTES 31 & 131 YOUVILLE DRIVE DETOUR

This detour will now start on Monday, November 14th instead of the previous date.

REMEMBRANCE DAY DOWNTOWN DETOURS - EFFECTIVE: TOMORROW FROM 8:00am-1:00pm

  • 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe: From Bank, right Slater, continue MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to regular route.
  • 1 South Keys: From Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route.
  • 2 Downtown: From Bank, right Slater, end route on MacKenzie King Bridge.
  • 2 Bayshore: Start route on MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route.
  • 4 Downtown: From Bronson, right Slater, end route on MacKenzie King Bridge.
  • 4 Carleton: Start route on MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bronson to regular route.
  • 7 St-Laurent: From Bank, right Slater, continue MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route.
  • 7 Carleton: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Bank to regular route.
  • 9 Downtown: From Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, end route on Daly.
  • 9 Hurdman: Start route on Sussex at Rideau, continue north on Sussex to regular route.
  • 12 Downtown: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, right Besserer, left Nicholas, end route on Daly.
  • 12 Blair: From Daly, left Waller, right Rideau to regular route.

REMEMBRANCE DAY ORLEANS DETOUR - EFFECTIVE: TOMORROW FROM 10:00am-1:00pm

122 Place d'Orleans: From Trim and St. Joseph, continue Trim, right Dairy to regular route.

122 Millennium: From Dairy, use 3rd exit at roundabout for Trim South, go south on Trim to regular route.

There will be no service along St. Joseph or Taylor Creek during this time.

KANATA SANTA CLAUS PARADE - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12th FROM 10:00am-12:00pm

118 Hurdman: Buses won't enter Hazeldean Mall, but will cross directly over from Hazeldean to Robertson at Eagleson.

118 Kanata: Buses won't enter Hazeldean Mall, but will cross directly over from Robertson to Hazeldean at Eagleson.

168 Terry Fox: From Stonehaven, right Eagleson, bypass the Glencairn Community, left Abbeyhill, right into Hazeldean Mall, left Eagleson to regular route.

168 Bridlewood: Buses won't enter Hazeldean Mall, but will instead remain on Eagleson, bypassing Glencairn, left Stonehaven, continue regular route through Bridlewood to end of route.

 

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46 minutes ago, Gregory said:

168 Terry Fox: From Stonehaven, right Eagleson, bypass the Glencairn Community, left Abbeyhill, right into Hazeldean Mall, left Eagleson to regular route.

 

Abbeyhill will be closed too. There for 168 Terry Fox will also be bypassing Hazeldean Mall 

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HELP SANTA TOY PARADE - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th

The 'Help Santa Toy Parade' will be taking place this Saturday from approximately 11:00am-12:30pm. The parade will travel from the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington, via Wellington, Bank, and Laurier to Ottawa City Hall. Due to this, routes that use Wellington and Bank will be on detour.

  • 1 Ottawa-Rockcliffe: From Bank, right Slater, left Elgin, right Rideau, right MacKenzie, right Colonel By, left Daly, left Waller, left Besserer, right Dalhousie to route.
  • 1 South Keys: From Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Daly, right Colonel By, left Rideau, left Elgin, right Albert, left Bank to route.
  • 2 Downtown: From Bank, right Slater, left Elgin to end of route.
  • 2 Bayshore: From National Arts Centre, continue Elgin (east branch), left Wellington, left Elgin (west branch), right Albert, left Bank to route.
  • 5 St-Laurent: From Elgin, left Somerset, right Kent, right Slater to route.
  • 5 Billings Bridge: From MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Lyon, left Somerset, right Elgin to route.
  • 7 St-Laurent: From Bank, right Slater, left Elgin, right MacKenzie, right Colonel By, left Daly, left Waller, right Rideau to route.
  • 7 Carleton: From Rideau, left Waller, right Daly, right Colonel By, left Rideau, left Elgin, right Albert, left Bank to route.
  • 12 Downtown: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, right Besserer, left Nicholas, right Daly. Buses will end their trips on Daly westbound at Nicholas.
  • 12 Blair: From Daly, left Waller, right Rideau to route.
  • 14 St-Laurent: From Elgin, left Somerset, right Kent, right Slater, continue MacKenzie King Bridge, left Waller, right Rideau to route.
  • 14 Carlington: From Rideau, left Waller, right MacKenzie King Bridge, continue Albert, left Lyon, left Somerset, right Elgin to route.

BARRHAVEN SANTA CLAUS PARADE - EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20th

The Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade will be taking place from approximately 3:30pm-8:00pm this Sunday along Strandherd Drive, causing route 176 to detour.

  • 176 Tunney's Pasture: From Marketplace Station, right Marketplace Avenue, right Longfields, left Chapman Mills to route.
  • 176 Barrhaven Centre: From Chapman Mills and Beatrice, continue west on Chapman Mills, right Longfields, left Marketplace, left Marketplace Station to end route.

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WALLER STREET SOUTHBOUND - EFFECTIVE: NOVEMBER 25 - 28

Waller Street will be closed southbound beginning at 8:00pm on November 25th until 4:00am on November 28th. Due to this, route 14 will be forced to detour.

14 Carlington: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Daly, left Nicholas, right Laurier, left Elgin to regular route.

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ORLEANS PARADE OF LIGHTS - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016

The Orleans Parade of Lights will be taking place tonight between the hours of 5:30pm and 8:30pm, causing routes 130, 131, 134, and 135 to go on detour. The parade will travel along St. Joseph Boulevard between Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard and the Orleans Centrum. Note: The eastbound lanes of St. Joseph will also be closed between Hart Road and Youville Drive will be closed from 1:00pm and 6:00pm.

  • 130 Blair: From Jeanne d'Arc South, buses will turn right on Orleans Boulevard, travel via Orleans Boulevard to Jeanne d'Arc North, turn left on Jeanne d'Arc North, travel via Jeanne d'Arc North to Jeanne d'Arc Station, then via RR 174 to Blair Station.
  • 130 Millennium: From Jeanne d'Arc Station, buses will travel north on Jeanne d'Arc North, right on Orleans Boulevard, then left on Jeanne d'Arc South to regular route.
  • 131 Convent Glen: Buses will follow the regular route until Jeanne d'Arc and Fortune. Buses will then turn left on Fortune, right on Orleans, right on Forest Valley, left on Meadowglen, then continue its regular routing to the north end of Chartrand. From Chartrand, buses will turn left to go back south and east on Duford, left Major, right Tompkins, left Tenth Line, right ramp to RR 174 westbound, merge RR 174 westbound, exit Champlain, left Champlain, right into Place d'Orleans Station.
  • 131 Chapel Hill: From Place d'Orleans Station, buses will travel east on Place d'Orleans, then take ramp to RR 174 eastbound, merge RR 174 eastbound, exit ramp to St. Joseph, right St. Joseph, left Tenth Line, right Tompkins, left Major, right Duford, right Chartrand, left Duford, follow regular routing until Meadowglen and Forest Valley. From there, buses will turn right on Forest Valley, left Orleans Boulevard, left Fortune, right Jeanne d'Arc North, right Champlain, right into Place d'Orleans Station.
  • 134 Place d'Orleans: Buses will follow their regular route until they reach Orleans Boulevard and Jeanne d'Arc South. From there, buses will turn left on Jeanne d'Arc South, continue along Jeanne d'Arc North, right Champlain, right into Place d'Orleans Station.
  • 134 Renaud: From Place d'Orleans Station, buses will travel via Place d'Orleans Drive, left Champlain, left Jeanne d'Arc North, continue Jeanne d'Arc South, right Orleans Boulevard to regular route.
  • 135 Place d'Orleans: From Charlemagne, right Tenth Line, right ramp to RR 174 westbound, merge RR 174 westbound, exit Champlain, left Champlain, right into Place d'Orleans Station.
  • 135 Esprit: From Place d'Orleans Station, buses will travel via Place d'Orleans Drive to ramp to RR 174 eastbound, merge RR 174 eastbound, exit St. Joseph, right St. Joseph, left Tenth Line, left Charlemagne to regular route.

 

STITTSVILLE PARADE OF LIGHTS - EFFECTIVE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016

The Stittsville Parade of Lights will be taking place from 5:30pm-8:30pm tonight along Stittsville Main, causing route 96 to detour.

  • 96 St-Laurent: From Fernbank and Stittsville, buses will continue west along Fernbank until West Ridge, right West Ridge, right Hazeldean to regular route.
  • 96 Stittsville: From Hazeldean and Carp, buses will continue west along Hazeldean until West Ridge, left West Ridge, left Fernbank to regular route.

 

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On 11/22/2016 at 11:43 AM, Gregory said:

WALLER STREET SOUTHBOUND - EFFECTIVE: NOVEMBER 25 - 28

Waller Street will be closed southbound beginning at 8:00pm on November 25th until 4:00am on November 28th. Due to this, route 14 will be forced to detour.

14 Carlington: From Rideau, left Dalhousie, left Besserer, right Waller, right Daly, left Nicholas, right Laurier, left Elgin to regular route.

They closed all Waller in the southbound direction, and kept one lane open on northbound for sewage replacement. #ottawa2017

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Routes 1, 7 and 9 will be on detour this weekend as westbound Daly will be blocked for construction. They will stop westbound on the Mackenzie King Bridge. The shorter trips on the 1 and 7 unless I'm wrong will start at Mackenzie King westbound. Eastbound nothing will change on the 1 and 7 as well as Route 12

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2 hours ago, Cre47 said:

Routes 1, 7 and 9 will be on detour this weekend as westbound Daly will be blocked for construction. They will stop westbound on the Mackenzie King Bridge. The shorter trips on the 1 and 7 unless I'm wrong will start at Mackenzie King westbound. Eastbound nothing will change on the 1 and 7 as well as Route 12

There has been detours on the detoured Rideau Street routes virtually every weekend since Rideau was closed, last week the 14 was on detour, The week before the 1, 7 and 9 were detoured again, a completely farcical situation which does nothing to inspire customer confidence in the service, especially for occasional travellers who are completely unsure where and when they actually can catch the bus, particularly as there are very few, if any, staff to provide assistance to confused passengers.

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1 hour ago, 1overcosc said:

In the age of smartphones and internet, people should be capable of knowing about detours without needing staff to tell them personally.

Utter nonsense, many elderly people do not have smartphones, many visitors to the city are unfamiliar with the network, not everyone has access to the internet or has a smartphone. Have you actually looked at the timetables on the OC website for the detoured routes, many of them don't even follow the timing points on the detours themselves, and many of the detouured stops are not connected to GPS.

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3 hours ago, Centralsmt said:

Utter nonsense, many elderly people do not have smartphones, many visitors to the city are unfamiliar with the network, not everyone has access to the internet or has a smartphone. Have you actually looked at the timetables on the OC website for the detoured routes, many of them don't even follow the timing points on the detours themselves, and many of the detouured stops are not connected to GPS.

A very large majority do. 76% of Canadians have a smartphone (as of 2016) and 91% of Canadians have internet access (as of 2013--probably even higher now).

 

http://catalyst.ca/2016-canadian-smartphone-behaviour/

http://www.internetworldstats.com/am/ca.htm

 

% of Canadians who own a smartphone:

-2014: 55%

-2015: 68%

-2016: 76%

% of Canadians with a home internet connection:

-2000: 40%

-2005: 68%

-2008: 84%

-2013: 91%

 

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Why on Earth would/should OC Transpo waste time updating schedules in stops for bus routes that are going to be detoured for little over a month anyways? Look at how long it takes to update the damn things in bus stops after a regular permanent service change; to do that for every not-so-permanent detour would be "utter nonsense" as it was put here, not to mention potentially resulting in a LOT more confusion than what is presently in place.

Time-based schedules are worthless in this city anyways, with the hellacious traffic and bus fleet shortage. OC should be looking into moving to a headway-based schedule, like the Trillium Line sort-of has (although OC tossed all the benefits of it right out the window by posting a "placeholder schedule" on their website)

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