O-Train Line 1 - Update : February 28, 2020
(8:45pm Thursday) RTG has advised that they plan to provide 8 trains for tomorrow's service. Accordingly, for Friday, we will continue the additional bus service that ran today:
Extended S1 Service
S1 supplemental bus service will run throughout Friday, matching the rail service hours. S1 supplemental bus service will run directly to downtown from Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations until noon. At noon, S1 service will switch to run from downtown to Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations.
Proactive R1 Service
We will continue to run a number of buses to augment, not replace, rail service from Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station, serving all stations. Although trains will be serving all stations along Line 1, these buses will provide additional capacity along the line throughout Friday during the day and evening, matching rail service hours.
We continue to work with RTG to restore normal levels of service as quickly as possible.
(6:54am Friday) 8 trains launched and supplemental bus service is in place.
(7:22am) 9 trains launched. RTG has provided an additional vehicle. Some of you have asked about the air fresheners at Parliament Station. I have ordered that they be removed immediately. RTG will remove them. (John Manconi)
(3:14pm) This morning, service ran with 9 trains on the line. There were no delays or incidents affecting rail service during the morning peak. Trains, along with the augmented S1/R1 bus service, were able to accommodate customer volumes as Friday volumes are lower than other weekdays.
Service is currently running with 9 trains, arriving approximately every 6 minutes.
S1 supplemental bus service will continue to run directly to downtown from Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations until noon. At noon, S1 service will switch to run from Albert Street downtown to Tunney's Pasture, Hurdman, and Blair stations.
We will also continue to run a number of buses to augment, not replace, rail service from Tunney's Pasture to Blair Station, serving all stations. Although trains will be serving all stations along Line 1, these buses will provide some additional capacity along the line
Both the S1 and R1 supplementary bus services will run from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m., to match the hours of service on Line 1.
This weekend we anticipate that RTG will provide 9 trains for service. That will mean that trains will be arriving approximately every 7 minutes, as opposed to the regular weekend schedule of every 5 minutes.
This number of trains will be sufficient to carry the normal volume of weekend customers. As a result, the supplementary R1/S1 service that is running today will not be required over the weekend. We will respond as necessary to deploy R1 service if there is a service interruption on the line.
We continue to press RTG to restore normal levels of service as quickly as possible. At this point, we are anticipating that Monday's commute will run with a reduced number of trains. The R1 and S1 supplementary bus services will be in place for the Monday morning commute.
We are monitoring the situation very closely, including the weather, available numbers of buses, trains and operators and RTM's progress to restore vehicles to service. We will continue to assess the need for the augmented bus service and will respond as required to provide the best possible service to our customers. On Monday, I will provide you with an update on the situation and on our service plans going forward.
Customers should visit octranspo.com or follow @OC_Transpo on Twitter for service updates.
Source : City of Ottawa