OC Transpo boss praises transit services offered on Canada Day

OC Transpo put Line 1 into service for the first time on Canada Day. And it was the first time Canada Day activities were held at LeBreton Flats Park.

The head of OC Transpo says transit services in the nation’s capital on Canada Day were smooth and trouble-free.

Renée Amilcar, general manager of Ottawa’s Department of Transit Services, says bus, train and Para Transpo services “all ran very well” on Friday, July 1.

“We were able to move a large number of people in a short time,” Amilcar said in a note.

OC Transpo put Line 1 into service for the first time on Canada Day. And it was the first time Canada Day activities were held at LeBreton Flats Park.

This presented OC Transpo staff with a series of “firsts and many unknowns.”

“For most of the day we saw moderate to high crowds throughout the bus and rail network, and Line 1 trains were running every five minutes or less,” Amilcar said. “The plan to get people home after the fireworks was implemented as planned and worked very well.

“Station staff helped customers get where they needed to go, managed lineups, and within 45 minutes to an hour, the majority of those celebrating Canada Day at LeBreton Flats were on the the way back. During these round trips, the 15 trains were in service on line 1 and ran every three to four minutes. »

Amilcar also congratulated the personnel of the public transport services and the partners of the emergency services of the city.

Melvin Z. Madore