Buses not welcome on Bayswater, councillor says
Ottawa Citizen

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, February 17, 2017

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper says he doesn’t want OC Transpo buses detoured down Bayswater Avenue for months while the Trillium line is closed as part of its $535-million expansion.

The eight-kilometre O-Train line between Bayview and Greenboro stations would be shut down for 16 months between May 2020 and September 2021 while the city adds new stations at Gladstone, Walkley and South Keys, and extends the line south to the Ottawa airport and Bowesville Road.

The replacement Route 107 bus, which typically goes into service whenever the Trillium line is closed, currently uses Preston, Carling, Bronson and Heron. But Preston can get pretty congested, so city officials want the option of running buses down Carling, Sherwood Drive and Bayswater instead.


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