The Confederation Line West extension will see LRT continue from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Moodie Drive and Baseline Road. This O-Train extension will add 15 km of rail and 11 new or converted rapid transit stations to the City’s overall light rail transit (LRT) network at Westboro, Dominion, Cleary, New Orchard, Lincoln Fields, Iris, Baseline, Queensview, Pinecrest, Bayshore, and Moodie.
The Confederation Line West extension will enhance and encourage active transportation through the creation of new pedestrian and cycling facilities, such as:
- A new Highway 417 pedestrian bridge that will connect the new Queensview Station to the south side of Highway 417 at Baxter Road;
- Two additional pedestrian underpasses under the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway;
- Pedestrian and cycling enhancements to the Moodie/417 Overpass;
- New pedestrian connections from Richmond Road to Bayshore Station and Mall; and,
- Enhanced active mobility features through the Byron-Richmond Corridor.
All stations and pedestrian facilities will be designed to be fully accessible, consistent with the City of Ottawa's Accessibility Design Standards.
The connectivity review team has assessed all planned connectivity facilities and are proposing enhancements at the following stations:
Tunney’s Pasture Station
Tunney’s Pasture Station is an existing LRT station that will be converted from a terminal station to line station with the western extension of the Confederation Line. The existing bus loop to the north of the station will be reduced in size as it will no longer be required to service the multi-modal transfer between the existing BRT and LRT.
The Tunney’s Pasture Station will feature a plaza to the north of the station as per the Tunney’s Pasture Master Plan. A new access bridge to the campus will be constructed to extend Goldenrod Avenue to Scott Street for mixed-use by pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and buses.
The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.
Overview of connectivity features at Tunney’s Pasture Station.
A. New bridge and intersection at Goldenrod Driveway / Smirle Avenue and Scott Street with sidewalks on Goldenrod Driveway
B. Plaza on north side of station with pedestrian connection to west
C. Bus loop relocated to west
D. Add 40 bike parking spaces on north side of station with space allocated to double when required
E. Two passenger pick up and drop off spaces on Scott Street
F. Maintain the two-way multi-use pathway between Goldenrod Driveway to bicycle parking and bus stop on west side of station on Scott Street
Westboro Station is an existing Transitway station to the north of Scott Street between Tweedsmuir Avenue and Athlone Avenue. The Transitway will be converted to accommodate LRT. The new main entrance will be located on Scott Street and an entrance on the north side of the existing Transitway trench will facilitate the transfer of passengers from the bus drop off area . From there, passengers will connect to the LRT platform below through fare gates.
Pedestrian connections linking the north and south side of the existing trench will be provided at the east and west side of the station. Bicycle parking will be provided in the Scott Street plaza area from the main entrance with passenger pick up and drop off spaces provided in each direction of travel on Scott Street. North of the existing trench, and west of the station, a bus staging area to accommodate four buses will be provided.
A. Station plaza with six passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 40 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
B. Multi-use pathway connection to northwest with cross-ride across bus staging area to west
C. Add pedestrian crossover to northeast and northwest, across bus loop
D. Upgrade existing pathway to northeast leading to Lanark Avenue to City multi-use pathway standards with lighting subject to agreement and land acquisition from the property owner
Dominion Station is an existing Transitway Station, which will be located within the existing Transitway trench between Dominion Avenue and Berkley Avenue. Bicycle parking will be provided in the station’s public entrance plaza, which is designed to provide public access across the guideway linking pedestrians and cyclists from Dominion Avenue to Workman Avenue with direct connection to the NCC pathway north of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.
The pedestrian bridge east of the station near Roosevelt Avenue will be decommissioned throughout construction and replaced once construction is complete. Passenger pick up and drop off spaces will be conveniently located near the station plaza on Dominion Avenue.
A. Replacement of pedestrian bridge over rail corridor at Roosevelt Street.
B. Station plaza with three passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 60 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. New at-grade signalized crossings of Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway at Rochester Field and at Dominion Station with pathway connection to Workman Avenue.
D. Sidewalk on Berkley Avenue to Richmond Road
E. Multi-use pathway with lighting along south side of alignment between Dominion Station and Churchill Street
F. Provide multi-use pathway connection through Ottawa Community Housing Lands (requires support from Ottawa Community Housing)
G. Cycling crossing at Golden Avenue and Richmond Road
Cleary Station is a new station. The entrance will be located at the east end of the station within the Byron Linear Park between Cleary Avenue and Sherbourne Road. The station entrance plaza will seamlessly integrate with the planned functions of the Bryon Linear Park, activating this node within the park. Bicycle parking will be provided in the station plaza and passenger pick up and drop off spaces will be provided on both the north and south side of Bryon Avenue.
A. Complete street with cycle tracks along Richmond Road, Byron Linear Park improvements, and sidewalk on south side of Byron Avenue
B. Station plaza with 6 passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 20 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Close Redwood Avenue between Richmond Road and Byron Avenue
D. Two new pedestrian crossovers across Richmond Road at Lockhart Street and west of Sherbourne Road
E. New multi-use pathway connection from Cleary Station to Ottawa River pathway, including underpass at the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
F. Add contra-flow bike lane on Redwood Avenue north of Keenan Avenue
New Orchard Station
New Orchard Station is a new station located within the Byron Linear Park, immediately east of New Orchard Avenue. All station facilities and system support spaces will be completely below grade except for the entrance and emergency exits. New Orchard will also be constructed as an open station and the platforms will be located below the level of the existing grade.
A. Complete street including cycle tracks along Richmond Road, Byron Linear Park improvements, sidewalk on south side of Byron Avenue
B. Station plaza with two passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 20 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Two pedestrian crossovers: one at Allison Avenue and Richmond Road and the other at Hartleigh Avenue/Richardson Avenue and Richmond Road
D. Improve Lawn Avenue Parkette and multi-use pathway
E. Formalize the restriction of vehicular access to/from Edgeworth Avenue at Richmond Road and add cycling and pedestrian access
F. Improve sidewalk along New Orchard Avenue North
G. Complete east-west cycling link along Lawn Avenue and Flower Avenue
Lincoln Fields Station
Lincoln Fields Station is an existing Transitway Station that will be re-oriented and completely rebuilt to function as a new LRT station. The train platform will be located under Carling Avenue with a fare paid connection to the bus facility to allow passengers to transfer seamlessly without a requirement to pass through fare gates or revalidate their fare. There will be a minimum of three fare-controlled entrances: a station entrance will be provided from Carling Avenue; an entrance will provide access from the west side of the Guideway at grade; and, an entrance will be provided at the bus loop. The existing bus terminal will be reconfigured to accommodate bus platforms and bus layby facilities only, and a new bus drivers’ facility. The passenger pick up and drop off spaces currently located within the operating area of the bus terminal will be relocated and segregated from the fare paid zone with access from Carling Avenue, shared with buses as currently configured.
This major transfer station will be outfitted with public washrooms available to fare paid customers during LRT operation hours and will have provisions for a future retail space. A signalized pedestrian crossing will also be provided to facilitate improved station access across Carling Avenue.
A. Replace the pedestrian bridge across alignment, south of station, to accommodate the LRT;
B. Multi-use pathway along east and west side of alignment, from Richmond Road to new pedestrian bridge south of Carling Avenue, including reconstruction of pathway to Rosewood Avenue
C. Station plaza with 9 passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 60 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
D. Cycle tracks on Carling Avenue from Edgeworth Avenue to Connaught Avenue
E. Signalized crossing including cross-rides at Carling Avenue at station entrance, and west of station at Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
F. Add lighting to NCC pathway, from the pedestrian crossing at the SJAM to Richmond Road;
Iris Station, currently a bus stop located at the intersection of Iris Street and the existing Transitway, Iris Station will be converted to a light rail station. The station platform will be located below the level of Iris Street. The station will include stairs and pathways for passengers to access the station from the sidewalk and bus stops located on Iris Street. Station entrance plazas on the east and west side of the guideway will be provided to safely accommodate both pedestrian and cycling traffic.
A. New bridge with six passenger pick up and drop off spaces (three each side) and multi-use pathway south side
B. Bike parking for 40 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Southbound cycle track on Woodroffe from Iris to Pinecrest Creek multi-use pathway and north-south crossrides through intersection of Woodroffe and Iris
D. Crossride across Woodroffe at Pinecrest Creek multi-use pathway
E. New MUP on west side of LRT alignment south of Iris Street
F. Reduce lane widths and add a bidirectional cycle track on south side and westbound cycle track on north side of Iris Bridge
Baseline Station is an existing Transitway Station that has been future-proofed for light rail conversion with an existing tunnel. This new station will be converted to a terminus station serving as the south-western terminus of the Confederation Line. It is located between College Avenue and Navaho Drive, just west of Algonquin College’s ACCE building and beneath the landscaped plaza within the previously constructed transit tunnel. The fare paid new bus facility will allow the existing Transitway Station to be decommissioned and reduced to bus only lanes. The residual station space will be replaced with landscaped areas and improved pedestrian and cycling connections.
The station will be a centre platform configuration, with the platform located within the centre cell of the existing below grade structure. The station will have three fare-controlled entrances. One entrance will front the south side of College Avenue; a second entrance will be provided on the north end of platform, within the existing plaza; and, a third entrance from the pedestrian bridge connecting to the Algonquin ACCE building. The new pedestrian bridge will allow passengers safe and direct access to the ACCE building and to the existing pedestrian bridge crossing Woodroffe Avenue, thus reducing the quantity of pedestrians crossing College and Woodroffe Avenue at grade. This major transfer station will have public washrooms available to customers during LRT operating hours and will have provisions for a future retail space.
A new consolidated bus layby facility and bus driver’s facilities will be constructed south of College Avenue between the existing park and ride and the skate park. As part of reinstatement works, the existing Pinecrest Creek Pathway that runs north of Navaho will be relocated to the east-side of the Transitway, providing a continuous north-south connection and crossing. This will connect in future to cycle tracks along Navaho as part of future BRT works.
A. New pedestrian bridge from southern station entrance to ACCE building
B. Bike parking for 60 bikes near station entrances with space allocated to double in future when required
C. North-south multi-use pathway connection from Navaho Drive to Pallister Pvt. and crossing Navaho Drive to realigned Pinecrest Creek Pathway north of Navaho Drive
D. Connection from north-south multi-use pathway at Pallister Private to future multi-use pathway at Woodroffe Avenue south of station
E. Include design of cycle tracks along Navaho Drive from realigned Pinecrest Creek Pathway to planned east-west cycling facilities from Woodroffe Avenue to Baseline Road
F. New MUP on Woodroffe Avenue south of station
Queensview Station is a new station located to the north of Highway 417. The station is to be served by a minimum of one fare-controlled entrance and will be integrated with a new public access pedestrian bridge spanning Highway 417 and landing at Baxter Road, providing a significant new connection for communities north and south of the highway.
There will be a north entrance building and entry plaza with access from a new multi-use pathway and sidewalk system from the Queensview Drive and Connaught Avenue in Queensway Terrace North. This entrance will also serve the new pedestrian bridge spanning Highway 417.
The station and bridge will be accessed via a combination of sloped pathway, stairs and elevators on the north side of Highway 417 and by accessible stairs and elevators from Baxter Road on the south side of Highway 417. The public sidewalk will be extended along Baxter Road to the pedestrian bridge access point. Bicycle parking spaces will conveniently be provided at grade near both station access points, and passenger pick up and drop off spaces will be provided on Baxter Road and Queensview Drive.
A. Pedestrian bridge across Highway 417 to Baxter Road
B. Station plaza with six passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 20 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Multi-use pathway along alignment, east of the station to Connaught Avenue, and Connaught Park multi-use pathways from Severn Avenue and Hanlon Avenue
D. Multi-use pathway on east side and sidewalk on west side of Leon's to Queensview Drive
E. Sidewalk on north-west side of Baxter Road
F. Add cycling facility along Baxter Road from Iris Street to the station.
G. Review request for lighting along path in Connaught Park with NCC
H. Cut through multi-use pathway to Queensway Terrace North community from Queensview Drive to Severn Avenue
Pinecrest Station is an existing Transitway Station that will shift south to align with the Confederation Line West alignment. The new Pinecrest Station will be located on the north side of Highway 417 west of Pinecrest Road.
Off-street bus facilities will be constructed to support the transfer of customers from bus stops located adjacent to the station. There will be a bi-directional route from Pinecrest Road to the station’s bus stop location and a bus turnaround after the bus stop to return buses to Pinecrest Road. The transfer of customers at this station will not be within a fare paid zone. The station will be connected to Pinecrest Road and Dumaurier Avenue by multi-use pathways, with passenger pick up and drop off spaces located on Dumaurier Avenue with convenient access to the station plaza and bicycle parking in the station plaza area.
A. Pedestrian crossover at Dumaurier Avenue and 3 passenger pick up and drop off spaces
B. Station entrance plaza with multi-use pathway to Dumaurier Avenue and Pinecrest Road, and bike parking for 20 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Bidirectional cycle tracks along west side of Pinecrest Road, from station entrance north to Queensview Drive
D. Multi-use pathway from Dumaurier Avenue to Pinecrest Road north of the bus loop
E. Add multi-use pathway from Pinecrest bridge directly to station
F. Bi-directional cycle track along west side of Pinecrest Highway 417 Bridge from station to Morrison Drive subject to MTO Approval
Bayshore Station is an existing Transitway Station that is currently located adjacent to Bayshore Shopping Centre and Highway 417. The station will be converted to serve as a BRT/LRT transfer station of the Confederation Line. The station platform will be located to provide convenient access to the surrounding community. The station will have a direct connection to Bayshore Shopping Centre by way of the existing overhead pedestrian bridge and improved pedestrian connections to the west, and east via new and improved multi-use pathways, and to the north with an improved sidewalk to Woodridge Crescent.
The new sidewalk and multi-use pathway will intersect at the new station plaza adjacent to the existing BRT station entrance where bicycle parking will be provided. The design and location of the station will facilitate the direct and rapid movement of passengers between local buses and trains within a fare paid zone.
A. Pedestrian crossover at Woodridge Crescent at the station entrance
B. Station plaza with 3 passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 40 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Multi-use pathway from Woodridge Crescent to Holly Acres Road on the north side of the station
D. Multi-use pathway from Bayshore Station to Richmond Road and Bayshore Drive on the north side of the alignment
E. Cycling facility along Woodridge Crescent east of the station
Moodie Station is an existing Transitway Station that is currently located southeast of the intersection of Moodie Drive and Corkstown Road. The existing station will be converted to a terminal station serving as the western terminus of the Confederation Line.
The station platform will be located between Corkstown Road and the westbound off ramp of Highway 417, east of Moodie Drive. The station will facilitate the direct and rapid movement of passengers between local buses, trains, and adjacent communities and employers.
A bus platform will be assigned for shuttle service to and from the Department of National Defence, located northwest of the station on Moodie Drive. Passenger pick up and drop off spaces located on the re-aligned and reconfigured Corkstown Road will allow convenient vehicular access to the station. Multi-use pathways and a sidewalk will direct customers to the station entrance plaza where bicycle parking will be provided.
A. Controlled pedestrian crossing and sidewalk across Corkstown at station entry
B. Station plaza with two passenger pick up and drop off spaces and bike parking for 30 bikes with space allocated to double in future when required
C. Multi-use pathway from station entrance to Moodie Drive and Corkstown Road intersection via the north side of Corkstown Road
D. Sidewalk on west side of Moodie Highway 417 Bridge from Corkstown Road to the eastbound Highway 417 off-ramp
E. Continue multi-use pathway connection along west side of Moodie Drive into Bells Corners
F. Upgrade sidewalk to multi-use pathway along west side of Moodie Drive Bridge from Corkstown Road to the eastbound Highway 417 off-ramp
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