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Stage 2

Stage 2 - Overview

Approved as part of the City's 2013Transportation Master Plan, Stage 2 LRT is a package of three rail extensions that together represent the next phase of rail rapid transit investment in Ottawa.

Stage 2 LRT Map [ PDF 1.327 MB ]

This Stage 2 LRT package will:

  • Expand the O-Train system, the City's overall Light Rail Transit (LRT) network farther to the east, west and the south and specifically:
    • West to Bayshore Station (Confederation Line West Extension) and southwest to Baseline Station
    • East to Place d'Orléans Station (Confederation Line East Extension)
    • South to Riverside South at Bowesville (Trillium Line Extension)
  • Build on the current Trillium Line and the future Confederation Line - the backbone of the City's O-Train system – which is currently under construction and anticipated to open in 2018.
  • Bring close to 70 per cent of the City's population within five kilometres of rail transit by 2023 –nearly doubling the amount of residents who will be within five kilometres of rail.
  • Add 30 kilometres of new rail and 19 new stations to Ottawa's transit system.
  • Reduce travel times, improve productivity, and contain transportation costs. By attracting new riders, and becoming the first transportation choice for many during peak and off peak hours, this plan is key to helping the City reach its targets for increasing the use of sustainable transportation options like transit.
  • Link communities and connect residents to destinations across the City, including our major post-secondary institutions, retail centres (major malls including Bayshore, Rideau Centre, St. Laurent, Place d'Orléans, South Keys), employment nodes, as well as a broad range of recreational and cultural opportunities including parks, the Canal, museums and various other institutions.

Environmental Assessment studies are underway for each of the rail extensions east, west and south. Additional information on each of these studies, including upcoming open house information and next steps, can be found at the following links:

100 Day Working Group

On Friday, March 6, 2015, the City and the National Capital Commission (NCC) Working Group announced the details of an agreement in principle that would allow a portion of the City's Confederation Line West extension be fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. This integrated transit solution meets the NCC's criteria, while protecting the Byron Linear Park and meeting the City of Ottawa's affordability requirements.

The identification of a solution for this portion of the Confederation Line West extension is an important component of the City's Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) plans, which would ultimately add 19 new stations and 30 kilometres of rail farther east, west and south of the City by 2023 subject to partner funding.

Running under the realigned west and eastbound lanes of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway between Dominion and Cleary stations, implementing this solution would result in:

  • The existing lanes of traffic re-instated closer together and directly above the fully buried rail line in order to create a new stacked transportation corridor to maximize the amount of contiguous greenspace through the corridor and along the waterfront
  • The restoration of lands and landscaping elements
  • Development of a park of national significance along the water's edge
  • Retention and enhancement of the mature forest
  • Additional enhanced pathways with two new crossings under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway into the future linear park
  • An eventual reduction of nearly 500,000 bus trips annually on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
  • 38 per cent more usable shoreline parkland

100 Day Working Group Proposed Alignment [ PDF 3.546 MB ]
100 Day Working Group Proposed Alignment – Greenspace [ PDF 3.219 MB ]
Open Space Concept [ PDF 4.935 MB ]
Memorandum of Understanding [ PDF 1.490 MB ]

The public consultation component on the 100 Day process is now closed.

As we continue to move forward in the planning process, we encourage you to keep up to date on the latest Stage 2 rail developments by subscribing to our project e-newsletter. Also, you can send us questions or comments at stage2@ottawa.ca.

Approved as part of the City's 2013 Transportation Master Plan, Stage 2 rail is a package of three extensions that represent the next phase of rail rapid transit investment in Ottawa. By 2023, Stage 2 will add a total of 30 kilometres of rail and 19 new stations to the O-Train system from Bayshore to Place d'Orleans, and south to Bowesville at Riverside South.

Jana Trembinski-Milburn
Stage 2 Office
110 Laurier Avenue West
613-580-2424, ext. 12854

Nelson Edwards
Transportation Planning
110 Laurier Avenue West
613-580-2424, ext. 21290

Open House - March 30, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015
Jean Pigott Place, City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
5 to 8 p.m.
Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Further to the joint announcement between the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission's (NCC) 100 Day Working Group, you are invited to an Open House to review and provide feedback on the proposed alignment between Dominion and Cleary Stations.

At the Open House you will have the opportunity to view the preferred solution, which is to allow the City's Confederation Line West LRT extension run fully buried under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. This integrated transit solution meets the NCC's criteria, while protecting the Byron Linear Park and Rochester Field and meeting the City of Ottawa's affordability requirements. It also advances the creation of a waterfront linear park.

This is a map that shows the future Confederation Line West LRT extension alignment between Dominion and Cleary Stations.

Confederation Line West LRT Extension 100 Day Solution between Dominion and Cleary Stations 
[ PDF 2.681 MB ]

Open House Display Boards

The Western LRT extension is one of three environmental assessment studies currently underway as part of Stage 2, the City's plan to extend the benefits of rail to residents farther east, west and south that will add 19 new stations and 30 kilometres to our LRT network.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or e-mail the project lead below.

If you are not available to attend the Open House or would like additional information, please direct your comments and questions to the contact person below. The Open House presentation material will be posted to the study web site. For further information on this project, or to be added to our mailing list, contact:

Nelson Edwards
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Planning
110 Laurier Avenue West
613-580-2424, ext. 21290
Fax: 613-580-2570
E-mail: Nelson.Edwards@ottawa.ca

Cleary Station Information Session - April 14, 2016

Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project (Cleary Station - Improved Alignment)

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6 to 9 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame High School - 710 Broadview Avenue

The Stage 2 LRT Cleary Alternative Alignment Study has determined that it is feasible to adjust the alignment so that Cleary Station could be located on Richmond Road (at 747 Richmond). Having Cleary Station located right on Richmond Road creates a better customer experience for the surrounding residents and results in improved station accessibility, visibility and an enhanced community presence for LRT in the surrounding community. This session is an opportunity for the team working on this project to hear your thoughts and answer any questions or concerns.

This Information Session will:
  • Present recommendations for these changes at Cleary Station and the rationale for this improved alignment and station location, as well as measures to address environmental and community impacts and concerns
  • Provide background on initial alignment
  • Provide an opportunity for the community to engage with the team working on this project

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or e-mail the contact below before the event.

For further information please contact:

Rosemary Pitfield
City of Ottawa
160 Elgin Street
613-580-2424 x23955
E-mail: Rosemary.Pitfield@ottawa.ca

Information Sessions - Richmond Corridor Tunnel Update, Queensway Terrace North and Lincoln Fields

Please join Councillor Mark Taylor and the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Office at the following public consultations to learn about recommendations for Stage 2 LRT Confederation Line West alignment and station improvements.

This session is an opportunity for the team working on this project to hear your thoughts, answer questions or concerns and provide information on other Stage 2 LRT initiatives that will impact your community.

Public Consultations will be held on these dates:
6 to 9 p.m., presentations at 7 p.m.

Information Session –September 14
Richmond Corridor Tunnel Update
Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1000 Byron Avenue

This presentation will review the Confederation Line West tunnel portion of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line between Cleary Avenue and Woodroffe Avenue, the current alignment under Richmond Road and potential construction considerations on Byron Avenue and the Bryon Linear Park.

Open House – September 15
Lincoln Fields Station Alignment
St. Martin's Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road

This presentation will review shifting the station location away from the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and the Pinecrest Creek to develop a better and more integrated station and to minimize flood risks.

Information Session –September 21
Queensway Terrace North
Severn Avenue Public School, 2553 Severn Avenue

This presentation will review the section of the Confederation Line project between Lincoln Fields and Queensview Station (including the Connaught tunnel configuration) and improvements at Queensview Station.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the contact below before the event.

Rosemary Pitfield
City of Ottawa
160 Elgin Street
613-580-2424 x23955
Email: Rosemary.Pitfield@ottawa.ca