On Wednesday, Mayor Jim Watson announced that a new alignment for the O-Train Trillium Line extension as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project.
The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection. The new alignment takes advantage of an existing City-owned rail corridor, ultimately reducing the environmental impact on sensitive green spaces, in addition to reducing potential land costs and simplifying construction.
The Trillium Line extension is one of the three extensions in Ottawa’s Stage 2 project package. In the South, the Trillium Line will be expanded to reach Bowesville Station with a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier Airport by 2021. In the East, the Confederation Line will extend to Trim Road by 2022. In the West, rail will reach Algonquin College and Moodie Drive by 2023.
Once complete, Stage 2 will bring 70 per cent of Ottawa residents within five kilometers of fast, efficient, clean and reliable rail with the capability of carrying an estimated 24,000 riders per hour per direction during peak periods. The complete O-Train system will span 60 kilometres and include 41 stations.
For more information and LRT stats please visit the following links: