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O-Train Line 1 Service Update: Partial Restoration of Service between Tunney's Pasture and uOttawa starting August 8, 2023.

OC Transpo, together with Transportation Resource Associates (TRA), is conducting a final review of RTG's documentation to confirm that the requirements for partial service have been met. These documents will be provided to the Interim City Manager, who has delegated authority in this matter, with a recommendation to resume service. Based on the information, once the City Manager is satisfied that the regulatory regime is in compliance, and agrees with the recommendation, OC Transpo will proceed with partial service resumption. 

As it has been deemed safe, OC Transpo is now able to begin gradually restoring service by providing partial Line 1 service in the west beginning on Tuesday, August 8 at 5am. 

For customers this means:

  • Line 1 service will operate between Tunney's Pasture and uOttawa stations.
  • Five single-car trains will provide service every five minutes.
  • R1, R1 Express and Para R1 services will continue to operate with no changes.
  • An additional train can be launched during peak periods to accommodate high customer volumes.
  • Customers may notice slower train speeds in the tunnel due to a speed restriction as part.
  • of safety requirements during the gradual resumption of service.
  • Staff will be at stations supporting customers during their trips.

RTG also continues the required replacement of the wheel hub assemblies on the train fleet, and replacements are now complete on 22 trains. By operating with single-car trains, OC Transpo can accommodate current customer volumes and manage the fleet availability over the long
term.

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