Ready for Rail: How Often Will It Come?

How Often Will it Come?

Trains on the O-Train Confederation Line are scheduled for frequent and convenient travel. At peak service, trains will run every 5 minutes or less. Service will be frequent all day, and every 15 minutes after midnight and during some weekend time periods.

Combined with the high-frequency schedule, service is designed to never leave people waiting.

  • Schedules and travel times will be predictable and reliable, because trains will be travelling along a dedicated rail corridor that is not subject to traffic delays, congestion or slow driving conditions due to weather; and,
  • Each two-car train will have room for 600 passengers and 14 double doors for quick and efficient boarding and disembarking.

Overall, travel time from end to end – from Tunney’s Pasture to Blair stations – will be less than 25 minutes.

Service on the O-Train Confederation Line will run from early in the morning to late at night, every day of the week, with service times as follows:

Monday – Thursday 5 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday 5 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Sunday & Holidays 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.


When the train is not running, select Rapid bus routes will be extended through downtown from the east, west and south to provide transit service and keep you moving on your journey.

For more information on Ready for Rail, please visit and keep a look out for information across the city on bus shelters, bike racks, within city facilities, and online as Ottawa gets Ready for Rail.

For all other questions, please contact OC Transpo at 613-741-4390, the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 or TTY at 613-741-5280.