LRT week two: more buses and an end to the fare freeze

By Ted Raymond, CTV News Ottawa, September 23, 2019

The City of Ottawa says the first week of workday commutes on the new Confederation Line went by without any major problems.

There were a couple of train delays early in the week but they were resolved. Riders complained about crowded platforms at the Blair and Tunney’s Pasture rail-to-bus transfer stations, but OC Transpo says extra buses have been dispatched for afternoon riders to help handle the backlog.

Parallel bus service runs alongside LRT for another two weeks. OC Transpo’s manager of customer systems, Pat Scrimgeour, told last week’s Transit Commission meeting that once October 6 rolls around, buses at Tunney’s and Blair will be empty, which will also help move people along.

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