Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission route 6

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Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission route 6 is wheelchair accessible.
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6 'Hurdman/Tunney's Pasture'

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Garage Pinecrest, St. Laurent

Route 6 was a peak period route operated by OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Route Details

The routing of route 6.

Route 6 was a peak period route that ran between Tunney's Pasture, Carling Ave., the Glebe, and downtown to Hurdman Station. The route operated from 6 AM to 10 AM and 2:30 PM to 7 PM. Service was every 15 minutes westbound in the morning and eastbound in the afternoon, while opposite directions remained at 30 minutes. Originally called the "Carling Bus" until 1950, this is by far the first and oldest bus route in Ottawa. In fact, the routing is still the same as when it was created in the late 1920s except at each end, when Tunney's Pasture federal complex was built and when the Rideau Centre was built. [Citation Needed]

History

July 14th, 1996

  • Will not operate east of the Rideau Centre. Routes 3 and 5 will serve this area.

September 3rd, 2000

  • Route will be extended on Sundays to Tunney’s Pasture, following the same routing as weekday evenings and Saturdays.

June 27th, 2004

  • No service except during rush hours Monday to Friday. For alternate service, see Routes 5, 14, 85 and 316. This was due to major budget cuts in the city’s operating budget.
  • Route will serve Columbine, Ross and Eglantine on all trips.

June 26th, 2005

  • Service from 9 AM to 3 PM, Monday to Friday is reinstated. Weekend service and late evening service will not be reintroduced.

September 4th, 2011

  • Will be shortened to operate between the Rideau Centre and Carling at Holland, and reduced to operate during peak periods only.
  • Service on Parkdale to Tunney’s Pasture will be discontinued.
  • Route 14 will continue to provide all-day service on Parkdale and Elgin, while new Route 159 will serve Tunney’s Pasture north of the station.
  • All-day service on Glebe and First Avenue will be removed, but service will be available on Bronson and Bank Streets.
  • Carling Avenue will continue to be served by Routes 85 and 101 during the day and connections to Tunney’s Pasture can be made by transferring to Route 102 on Carling or Routes 86 or 176 at Holland.

August 31st, 2014

  • Route was extended westward from Carling Avenue to Tunney’s Pasture and eastward to Hurdman Station.
  • Route is now classified as a regular limited service route with some mid-day trips being added.

June 28th, 2015

  • Routing was changed between Lees and Hurdman.
  • Relocated bus stop at Lees Station.

December 20th, 2015

  • Route altered due to the closure of the Transitway between Lees and Hurdman.

April 23rd, 2017

  • Route is re-branded and renumbered as local limited service Route 56 in preparations for the launch of the O-Train Confederation Line in 2018.

Previous route maps

December 2015
June 2015
August 2014
September 2011
June 2005
June 2004
September 2001
September 2000
June 1996

Points of Interest/Popular Locations

  • Glebe Collegiate Institute
  • Carling O-Train station
  • Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus
  • Tunney's Pasture
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Regular, Local, Local Limited Service, Frequent, & Peak Period
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Active routes R2 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19
Inactive routes 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 15 - 19
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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 45 - 61-63 - 94-95, 97-99
Frequent & Local 5-19 - 20-29 - 30-39 - 40-49 - 50-59 - 64 & 66 - 80-89 - 91-93 & 96 - 100-109 - 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) 401-406
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 - 90-91
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)