O-Train section shut down on weekends for construction
Summer wasn't enough time for university parking garage work
After a summer without the O-Train, Ottawa city council has voted to stop service on part of its track on weekends for the rest of the year.
Carleton University is building a four-level parking garage over the tracks at the north end of its campus and had asked the city to stop service for construction.
Wednesday’s vote means train service between Carleton and Bayview stations will be replaced by bus service on weekends, which will add time to the commute.
Carleton had said it’s willing to cover the approximately $138,000 cost of running those buses.
Council said full O-Train service will be back at the beginning of 2014.
O-Train service was stopped from the end of April to beginning of September for construction on and around the tracks.