Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission route 95
Route 95 was a bus route operated by OC Transpo in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Route 95 was one of OC Transpo's busiest route and operated 24 hours a day (between Barrhaven Centre and Place d'Orleans Stations). It ran along the east, central and southwest transitway segments. The southwest terminus is in Barrhaven, usually at Barrhaven Centre station. The east terminus is in Orléans, usually at Place d'Orleans station. Early-morning trips travelled via St-Laurent and Industrial. (identified with an V on schedules). Late night trips travelled via Rideau Street instead of the MacKenzie King Bridge and St. Joseph Bvld. instead of the 174 in Orléans. (identified with an y on schedules). Some trips start or end at Baseline station. Several trips during weekdays continued as far as Trim station to service the park and ride lot at the station. No service is provided to Trim on the weekends since the majority of users are weekday commuters working downtown or at the Taylor Creek business park. During afternoon rush hours, a few trips start or end at Tunney's Pasture station.
June 2nd, 1980
- Route is created as the first cross-regional route which operates between Bayshore and Beacon Hill Shopping Centre.
April 7th, 1996
- Will have reduced early morning service.
August 31st, 1997
- Service hours extended until 2 AM.
September 6th, 1998
- All trips will operate to Orléans and service frequency will increase, particularly weekday and Saturday evenings.
January 4th, 2000
- Service will be increased to every 3 minutes during weekday peak periods.
September 3rd, 2000
- Will continue to serve Rideau Street after 1:00 AM, instead of travelling via Mackenzie King Station. This is part of a pilot project to bring service closer to the Byward Market area late at night and reduce walking distances for customers.
December 24th, 2000
- Will be extended to Barrhaven via Woodroffe to connect with local routes at Fallowfield Station and provide rapid transit service directly to downtown.
- Stops will be limited along Woodroffe for a faster trip.
September 1st, 2002
- Some trips will be extended in rush hours to the Trim Park & Ride lot. The lot is located on Trim Road in Orléans, just south of Regional Road 174, and offers an alternative to the Park & Ride at Place d’Orléans Station. Future expansion and improvements are planned.
- In the morning, trips will depart the lot and terminate at LeBreton Station.
- Afternoon trips will follow the reverse pattern (buses will sign 95 CUMBERLAND).
June 22nd, 2003
- Late trip added via Rideau Street on Thursdays.
September 4th, 2004
- Afternoon rush hour supplementary trips going eastbound will be extended to start at Tunney’s Pasture.
January 2nd, 2005
- Some westbound morning peak period trips will be extended from LeBreton to Tunney’s Pasture, saving some customers a transfer.
September 5th, 2005
- Will offer new all-day service at Trim Park & Ride lot, Monday to Friday. Buses will operate approximately every 10 minutes during the day and every 15 minutes in the evening until midnight.
- Additional parking spaces have been added to the Park & Ride lots at Place d'Orléans and Fallowfield Stations.
January 7th, 2007
- Will be revised to serve Strandherd Station.
April 15th, 2007
- Trips departing Trim Park & Ride in the afternoon rush hour will operate via Place d'Orléans Park & Ride, instead of the main station. Other trips will still be available at the main station during this time period or customers can access the Park & Ride stop 4A via the pedestrian overpass.
- Two trips after midnight will be extended from Fallowfield Station to Strandherd Station and Marketplace to improve late-night service in Barrhaven.
June 24th, 2007
- On Saturdays, an extra late-night trip will be added departing LeBreton Station at 2:58 AM to Orléans.
September 2nd, 2007
- Will be increased throughout the day on weekdays, with service operating as frequently as every two minutes during the busiest times to accommodate growth. On Saturdays, service will be increased between 8 and 9:30 AM.
June 22nd, 2008
- two new late trips will be added, departing Trim Park & Ride around 1 AM and 2 AM, which will accommodate employees in the Taylor Creek and Cardinal Creek Industrial Parks.
August 31st, 2008
- Route will be increased throughout the day on weekdays, with service operating as frequently as every two minutes during the busiest times to accommodate growth.
- New service will be provided in Barrhaven on the weekends, in order to improve connections for residents.
- Buses will operate along the regular weekday routing from Fallowfield Station to Barrhaven Centre from 6 AM to midnight on Saturdays, and from 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM on Sundays.
September 6th, 2009
- Route will now operate 24hrs a day between Place d'Orleans and Barrhaven Centre, making OC Transpo the first public transit system to offer 24h service on a conventional transit route in Canada.
April 18th, 2010
- In the east end, a new trip will be added departing Trim Park & Ride at 4:25 AM to accommodate employees working in the Taylor Creek and Cardinal Creek Business Parks.
September 5th, 2010
- Early morning trips will be revised to operate between St. Laurent and Train Stations via St. Laurent Blvd., Industrial, Trainyards, Belfast and Tremblay.
- Will have a new trip departing Marketplace at 5:14 AM, replacing Route 873.
April 17th, 2011
- The route was revised to operate via the new southwest Transitway between Fallowfield Station and Barrhaven Centre and some afternoon rush hour trips start in Gatineau serving Place du Portage, Terrasses de la Chaudière and LeBreton Station, then continue west along the Transitway to Barrhaven.
September 4th, 2011
- Was increased by three trips in both peak periods to better serve Barrhaven commuters. The trips operate from Barrhaven Centre to Hurdman in the morning, and the reverse in the afternoon.
April 22nd, 2012
- Route will operate more frequently in the morning peak period from Baseline Station to downtown to better meet ridership levels.
September 2nd, 2012
- Will have improved service to Trim Park & Ride and to Barrhaven Centre with the extension of trips from Place d'Orléans and Baseline Stations respectively.
- To meet the growing demand for service, additional trips that are over and above the normal seasonal increases will be added.
April 21st, 2013
- Will include a new trip from Place d'Orléans at 1:59 AM on Sunday, which will increase the frequency of Saturday evening service westbound to Barrhaven Centre Station, via downtown.
June 23rd, 2013
- Trips will be added during the afternoon peak period from downtown to Trim Park & Ride to compensate for the anticipated increase in ridership caused by the reduction in the number of lanes on Highway 174.
September 1st, 2013
- Will have improved service to Trim Park & Ride and to Barrhaven Centre with the extension of more weekday trips to these stations.
January 5th, 2014
- Will have a trip added at 5:29 PM from Gatineau to Barrhaven to better serve customers who work later hours.
August 31st, 2014
- More afternoon trips to Trim Park & Ride to meet customers' needs.
June 28th, 2015
- No service to Train or Cyrville Stations.
- Early morning service is revised to only serve Industrial and St. Laurent.
- Mid-day 95X trips are replaced by new local limited service Route 91.
December 20th, 2015
- Does not serve Hurdman Station.
- Does not serve Lees Station in the westbound directions
- Stops at the upper level of Lees Station on trips travelling to Orléans.
- Service from Orleans, Blair and St-Laurent to Hurdman Station is provided by new Route 104.
- Connects to Route 106 at St-Laurent Station for easier transfers to the General Hospital.
April 24th, 2016
- Route no longer serves Campus station.
- Route now serves King Edward Ave. to compensate for the closure of Campus station.
September 4th, 2016
- Service was decreased.
- Peak period trips from Gatineau now serve LeBreton station via the newly constructed Booth street bridge that goes over Pimisi LRT station.
- Continues to serve Lees in the eastbound direction only.
- Travels via Laurier and King Edward between Laurier and St-Laurent Stations.
- Eastbound trips do not serve Laurier Station but serve a nearby stop at the corner of Laurier and Cumberland.
April 23rd, 2017
- Slight frequency reductions eastbound in the afternoons.
- Larger buses used to maintain capacity.
- Frequency maintained on weekends but capacity increased by using larger buses.
December 24th, 2017
- Will be extended to Minto Recreation Complex in Half Moon Bay via River Mist Road to replace current Route 177.
- Frequency along the new section (former 177) will be increased to every 15 minutes during the morning peak period northbound and during the afternoon peak southbound.
October 15th, 2018
- Buses will exit at the Montreal Road Highway 174 ramp every trip. Service to Montreal Station east (#2461) will no longer be on-request only.
December 23rd, 2018
- During AM peak periods the route will not run in the eastbound direction between Cambrian and Marketplace, with the reverse in the PM peak. Peak period service between Cambrian and Marketplace will be replaced by new Connexion Route 275 where PM Cambrian trips will start at Mackenzie King instead of Laurier station.
October 6th, 2019
- Route is split into to new routes.
- Service between Blair to Tunney's Pasture is replaced by Line 1.
- Service between Blair and Place d'Orleans will be replaced by new rapid Route 39, which will be extended to Millennium Station.
- Service between Tunney's Pasture and Cambrian will be replaced by new rapid Route 75.
Previous route maps
Points of Interest/Popular Locations
- Algonquin College (Baseline Station)
- Bank Street Promenade
- Ben Franklin Place and Centrepointe Theatre
- Canadian War Museum (north of Lebreton Station)
- Chateau Laurier
- Gloucester Centre
- Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre
- National Arts Centre
- National Library
- Nepean Sportsplex
- Ottawa River, Deschenes Rapids, and Westboro Beach
- Parliament Hill (north of Metcalfe Station)
- Place d'Orleans Shopping Centre
- Rideau Canal
- Rideau Centre and the Byward Market
- St. Laurent Shopping Centre
- Sparks Street Mall
- Tunney's Pasture government complex
- University of Ottawa (Campus & Laurier stations)
- VIA Rail Stations (both Fallowfield & Ottawa Central Station)
- Westboro Village
- World Exchange Plaza