Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission route 40

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40 'Blossom Park/Gatineau'

Number of Branches 2
Types of vehicles used ADL Enviro500 Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40i Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D60LF Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D60LFR Wc15.JPG, Orion VII NG HEV Wc15.JPG
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Parallel Local Routes

Route 40 was a bus route operated by OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The current routing of route 40

Route 40 was a peak period route that ran from Blossom Park community to Downtown Ottawa & Downtown Gatineau. Service operated Monday to Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 (AM peak) and 15:00 to 18:00 (PM peak). Regular route 144 provides parallel all day local service in Blossom Park.

History

September 3rd, 1995

  • Will operate from Conroy and Rosebella via Sixth, Athans, Bank, Queensdale, Albion and Bridlewood, then via the new Southeast Transitway to downtown. This effectively replaces Route 47.

August 29th, 1999

  • Route is revised to run between Gloucester South and Hull via Portage Bridge to serve Terrasses de la Chaudière and Place du Portage.
  • Service to LeBreton can be made with any route along Albert street except Routes 4, 27 and 85.

January 4th, 2000

  • PM trips from will be at staggered intervals to improve service for customers

September 2nd, 2001

  • PM trips will be extended to start at Maisonneuve/St-Laurent.

April 21st, 2002

  • AM trips are extended from Gatineau to LeBreton Station to save some customers a transfer.

September 1st, 2002

  • Route is extended to end at LeBreton Station in the AM

September 5th, 2004

  • Some morning trips will be shortened to start at Athans and Bank, and some may be shortened to end at Les Terrasses de la Chaudiere instead of LeBreton.

September 6th, 2009

  • Some trips on Route 40 were extended to begin/end at Albion and Lester.
  • Route no longer serves LeBreton Station.
  • Route is shortened to start at Place du Portage in the PM.

September 4th, 2011

  • Will no longer operate on Lester and Davidson. The nearest service will be provided by Route 99 on Lester at Albion, Routes 40 and 144 on Queensdale, and Route 144 on Conroy.

April 22nd, 2013

  • Double-decker trips are added to this route.

April 19th, 2015

  • Will extend to LeBreton Station in the AM to save some customers a transfer.

December 20th, 2015

  • Does not serve Lees Station.
  • Morning trips to Gatineau end at Terrasses de la Chaudière and do not return to LeBreton.

April 24th, 2016

  • No longer serves Lees or Campus Stations in either direction.
  • Travels via Highway 417 and Nicholas Street between Laurier and Hurdman Stations.

December 25th, 2016

  • Route is renumbered to Connexion Route 293 in preparations for the launch of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

Previous route maps

December 2015
April 2015
September 2011
September 2009
September 2007
September 2002
December 2001
August 1999
September 1996

Points of Interest/Popular Locations

  • Canadian War Museum
  • Terrasses de la Chaudière
  • Rideau Centre
  • University of Ottawa
  • Billings Bridge Shopping Centre
  • South Keys Shopping Centre
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Local, Local Limited Service, Frequent, Rapid, Peak Period, and Express
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Active routes 40 - 42 - 44 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49
Inactive routes 40 - 41 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 45 - 46 - 47 - 48 - 49
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Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission (OC Transpo)
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Routes
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CURRENT ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
O-Train Line 1 - Line 2
Rapid 39 - 45 - 57 - 61-63 - 74-75 - 97-99
Frequent & Local 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 60-69 - 70-79 - 80-89 - 90-99 - 110-119 - 130-139 - 140-149 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Connexion 220-229 - 230-239 - 250-259 - 260-269 - 270-279 - 280-289 - 290-299
Shopper 301-305
Events (Canadian Tire Centre) 404-406
Events (TD Place/Landsdowne) 450-452 - 454-456
Rural partner 500-599
School 5-199 - 600-699
Employee shuttles 900-999


INACTIVE ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS
Regular & Regular Limited Service 1-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 64 & 66 - 80-89 - 91-93 & 96 - 100-109 - 110-119 - 120-129 - 130-139 - 140-149 - 150-159 - 160-169 - 170-179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Peak Period 6 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 19 - 24 - 29 - 40-49 - 50-51 - 55-57 - 67 - 82 - 86 - 102-103 - 107-108 - 119 - 133 - 136 - 140 - 155 - 157-158 - 162-163 - 167 - 169 - 179 - 180-189 - 190-199
Express 20-29 - 30-39 - 45 - 59 - 60-66 - 68-69 - 70-78 - 90
Rural Express & Shopper 200-205 - 221-222 - 228 - 245 - 261-263 - 283 - 296
CommuniBus 306 - 316 - 356
O-Train & Peak Period Connector 700-799
Early morning 800-899
Shuttle Routes Amberwood, Manotick, Stittsville and West Ridge
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Services in Gatineau
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Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO)