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Stage 2 LRT Station Connectivity Enhancement Study

Project Status: 
Underway

Stage 2 LRT Station Connectivity Enhancement Study

Overview

The Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project will extend the O-Train farther south, east, and west, bringing 77% of residents within five kilometres of rail.

Construction is underway with design efforts advancing across all three extensions. In 2020, design work for connectivity to stations will be completed.

The City of Ottawa is looking for your feedback on how you will get to Stage 2 LRT stations.

Background

Ensuring that key local pedestrian and cyclist networks are integrated with Stage 2 LRT stations is a critical element of the project.

Stage 2 stations have been designed to include the following connectivity features:

· Barrier-free path of travel to entrances of stations;

· Accessible fare gates at each entrance, providing easy access for customers using mobility devices or service animals;

· Clear, open sight lines and pedestrian design that make wayfinding simple and intuitive; and,

Building on the Stage 2 LRT Connectivity Study completed in 2017, the City of Ottawa and Alta Planning and Design are leading a review of Stage 2 station connectivity. This team will be proposing additional measures to enhance connectivity for all modes of transportation and will be rolled out in three segments:

  • Confederation Line East 
  • Trillium Line
  • Confederation Line West

Stage 2 Trillium Line South Extension Connectivity Review 

Overview 

The Trillium Line South extension will see LRT continue from Greenboro Station to Limebank Road, with a four-kilometre link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. This O-Train extension will add 16 kilometres of rail and 8 new stations to the O-Train network at Gladstone Avenue, Walkley Road, South Keys, Uplands Drive, Airport, Leitrim Road, Bowesville Road, and Limebank Road.

The Trillium Line South will enhance and encourage active transportation through the creation of two new multi-use bridges at the Rideau River and Hunt Club Road. A new 13-kilometre multi-use pathway will also be constructed between South Keys Station and Bowesville Station linking Ottawa’s southern communities with the Sawmill Creek Pathway system.

The connectivity review team has assessed all planned connectivity facilities and are proposing enhancements at the following stations:

Gladstone Station 

Gladstone Station is a new station located on the north side of Gladstone Avenue. A single fare paid entrance will be centred upon the alignment with a new station plaza integrated with the existing Gladstone Avenue Bridge. The public plaza design will include a mixing zone at the east edge of the plaza near Gladstone Avenue to promote the mixing of pedestrians and cyclists utilizing the north-south Multi-Use Pathway in a controlled manner. In addition, there will landscaping and urban design elements between the eastern edge of the plaza and the rest of the plaza to prevent the uncontrolled mixing of pedestrian and cyclists.

Connectivity Summary 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Gladstone station

Planned 

A. Provide pedestrian and cyclist activated crosswalk/crossride at multi-use pathway crossing at Gladstone Avenue.

B. Station plaza with 20 bike parking spaces.

C. Provide bus shelters on Gladstone Avenue.

D. Entrance on north side of Gladstone Avenue.

Proposed Enhancements 

E. Double bike parking to 40 spaces

Future Enhancements: 

F. Add cycling facility along Gladstone (Transportation Master Plan)

G. Add multi-use pathway along west side of alignment (Gladstone Secondary Plan)

Carling Station 

Carling Station is an existing station located north of Carling Avenue served by an entrance from the adjacent separated-use pathway to the east of the alignment. A new elevator will be constructed to provide redundancy in serving the station entrance and platform. In addition to the new elevator, the existing elevator will be refurbished.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Carling station

Planned 

A. On street westbound bus westbound bus stop and shelter and accessible route to station fare gates

Proposed Enhancements

B. Increase bike parking to 20 spaces.

Future Enhancements: 

C. Add bike and transit lanes along Carling (project scheduled for May 2020)

Carleton Station 

Carleton Station is an existing station with two platforms serving Carleton University and surrounding areas. The station is located between Campus Avenue and University Drive at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Library Road. It has two existing fare paid entrances, one from the east and one from the west. The existing fare control enclosure will remain. There will be a new additional pedestrian underpass structure north of the station platform to support Carleton University’s long-range development plans.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Carleton station

Planned Facilities 

A. Expand existing underpass to 9m width south of station.

B. Add an underpass north of the station.

C. Pedestrian/cycling bridge over the Rideau River

D. 14 bike parking spaces

Proposed Enhancements 

E. Double bike parking to 28 spaces.

Mooney’s Bay Station 

Mooney’s Bay Station is an existing station located south of Heron Road, which will be served by one fare paid entrance located west of the alignment and accessible from the adjacent multi-use path. The existing fare control enclosure will remain. Platform extensions will be designed and constructed with all related shelters and requirements.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Mooney's Bay station

Planned Facilities 

A. Existing entrance to remain.

B. Add lighting to multi-use pathway south of station.

Proposed Enhancements

C. Coordinate additional bike parking with Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Walkley Station

Walkley Station will be a new station located south of Walkley Road adjacent to commercial property to the east. The station will front onto Walkley Road east of the Southeast Transitway Station and will consist of stairs and elevators from the entrance to the platform within the fare paid zone. It will include a combination of signage, architectural elements, and landscape features directly adjacent to Walkley Road to clearly announce the station location from Walkley Road.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Walkley station

Planned Facilities 

A. Station plaza with widened sidewalks and 20 bicycle parking spaces.

B. Reconstruct and widen the existing path on the east side of the station from Walkley Road to the parking lot south of the station.

Proposed Enhancements 

C. Double bike parking to 40 spaces

D. Add passenger pick up and drop off east of station.

Future Enhancements: 

E. Provision of future cycling facilities through Walkley Road bridge reconstruction (2021)

Greenboro Station

Greenboro Station is a transfer station on the existing Trillium Line. Platform extensions will be designed and constructed with all related shelters and requirements.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Greenboro Station

Planned Facilities 

A. Provide a multi-use pathway connection from Bank Street to the station.

B. Provide crossride / crosswalk at Bank Street and Johnston Road.

Proposed Enhancements 

C. Increase bike parking from 28 spaces to 40 spaces.

Future Enhancements: 

D. Add cycling facility along Johnston Road to Southgate Road (Transportation Master Plan)

South Keys Station

South Keys Station is an existing Transitway station located adjacent to the South Keys Shopping Centre, which will be expanded to serve as a transfer station between the Airport Link and Trillium Line. The station will be a centre platform station and include a minimum of one fare paid entrance. The fare paid entrance will be from the passageway connecting the MUP on the west side of the expanded Trillium Line corridor to the existing Transitway entrance.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to South Keys station

Planned Facilities 

A. Station plaza with 40 bike parking spaces.

B. Provide a one-way drive aisle with a passenger pick up and drop, east of station plaza.

C. Provide a continuous multi-use pathway link to the Sawmill Creek Pathway system.

D. Provide a continuous multi-use pathway along the east side of the alignment over Hunt Club Road via a multi-use bridge to Bowesville Station.

E. Future proof station to double bike parking.

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Add cycle tracks from station entrance to Dazé Street.

Future Enhancements: 

G. Uni-directional cycle tracks and cross rides along Daze Street and Cahill Drive.

Uplands Station

Uplands Station will be a new station located east of Uplands Drive adjacent to the EY Centre. The station will have one fare paid entrance serving the EY Centre and future development north of the alignment. The plaza and site will be designed to accommodate EY Centre event patrons. The access road will be realigned directly in front of the EY Centre and the existing parking will be reconfigured to allow for direct sightlines and access to the station from the EY Centre entrance.

Connectivity Overview 

Planned connectivity to Uplands Station

Planned Facilities

A. Provide a pedestrian sidewalk connection, a minimum of 4 metres between the bus stop and Uplands Station.

B. Provide a multi-use pathway with lighting from the Station to Uplands Road.

C.Reconfigure the existing parking lot to provide direct pedestrian access to Station from EY centre entrance, perpendicular to the Station, and with a minimum sidewalk width of 3.6 metres.

D. Provide pedestrian lighting at the backside of the sidewalk connecting the EY Centre to the Station.

Airport Station

Airport Station is a new station at the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and will represent the terminus of the Airport Link. It will be a new elevated station located adjacent to the airport departure roadway and the airport passenger terminal building. The entrance and lounge will be an extension of the airport terminal building and the station platform will be at the same elevation as the third level of the airport passenger terminal building.

Connectivity Overview

Getting to Airport Station - Station Connectivity

Planned Facilities 

A. Direct connection from rail platform to airport terminal

Leitrim Station

Leitrim Station is an existing bus station and park and ride facility located south of Leitrim Road. The new Leitrim Station is a transfer station between buses and rail. The existing park and ride will be expanded to 330 spaces initially and designed to facilitate a capacity of 925 spaces in future. The new station will have a minimum of one fare paid entrance with access to the park and ride. It will be designed and constructed to allow the bus platform to remain accessible to the public while securing the train platform during non-operating hours.

Connectivity Overview – Getting to the station 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Leitrim station

Planned Facilities 

A. Multi-use pathway along east side of LRT corridor.

B. Provide a crosswalk and crossride at the intersection of Gilligan Road and Quinn Road.

Future Enhancements: 

C. Add controlled crossing at Quinn Road and Albion Road.

D. Formalize connection to Findlay Creek community.

Connectivity Overview - At the Station

Connectivity Overview – Getting toLeitrim station

Planned Facilities 

A. Station Plaza with 20 bike parking spaces

B. Provide a multi-use pathway with lighting along the north side of the station and park and ride facility to Gilligan Road.

C. Provide sidewalks with lighting within reconfigured park and ride.

D. Future proof station to double bike parking to 40 spaces.

Bowesville Station

Bowesville Station will be a new station located east of Bowesville Road and south of Earl Armstrong Road. The new station is a transfer station between buses and rail with a park and ride facility, which will be constructed with an initial capacity of 800 spaces and designed to facilitate a capacity of approximately 2,000 spaces. It will provide parking facilities for southern communities such as Riverside South, Greely, Manotick and Metcalfe.

The station will have a minimum one fare paid entrance and designed to allow the bus platform to remain accessible to the public while securing the train during non-operating hours.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Bowesville station

Planned Facilities 

A. Multi-use pathway along south side of Earl Armstrong Road.

B. A signalized intersection including crosswalk/crossride at the junction of Earl Armstrong Road and multi-use pathway leading to station plaza.

C. Multi-use pathway along south/ east side of LRT corridor.

D. Connection from multi-use pathway to the Osgoode Trail.

Planned connectivity features at Bowesville Station

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Bowesville Station

Planned Facilities 

A. Station plaza with 40 bike parking spaces.

B. Fare-paid pedestrian underpass to the rail platforms.

C. Provide a 3 metre wide multi-use pathway with lighting from Earl Armstrong Road to the station plaza.

D. Future proof station to double bike parking to 80 spaces.

Proposed Enhancements

E. Provide multi-use pathway from station entry to west of Bowesville Road, under tracks connecting to the new multi-use pathway along LRT corridor.

Limebank Station

Limebank Station will be a new terminal station located west of Limebank Road, south of Earl Armstrong Road and east of the new Main Street. The station will have one fare paid entrance with access to Main Street, the north east-west Connector Road, and the future south east-west Connector Road.

It will be designed as an urban station with direct access to the on-street bus facility.

Connectivity Overview 

Connectivity Overview – Getting to Limebank Station

Planned Facilities

A. Pedestrian crossing between east and west bound bus stops and plaza

B. Raised cycle tracks, sidewalks and three passenger passenger pick up and drop offs along Transit Street to Collector D (future unnamed roadway east of Limebank Road).

C. 3 metre wide multi-use pathway along Limebank Road from Transit Street to Earl Armstrong Road.

D. 3 metre wide multi-use pathway along the east side of the future Main Street.

E. Future proof station to double bike parking to 80 spaces.

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Change the multi-use pathways along Limebank Road (in C above) to a 2 metre wide uni-directional cycle track and 2 metre sidewalk on each side.

G. Provide crossride at future Main Street and Transit Street.

H. Add multi-use pathway connection along north side of Earl Armstrong Road to Riverside South community.

Future Enhancements: 

I. Connection through vacant site (Transportation Master Plan)

Let us know what you think! 

If you have comments or questions related to Stage 2 Trillium Line South Extension connectivity and proposed enhancements, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca by Friday May 15, 2020.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City of Ottawa’s Rail Construction Program is committed to creating barrier-free access for all residents by following the City of Ottawa Accessibility Policies and Procedures. If you require special accommodation to view this information, please email stage2@ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1.

All feedback will be captured in an “As We Heard It” report and published to Ottawa.ca/stage2.

Thank you for your participation.

Stage 2 Confederation Line East Connectivity Review

Overview

The Confederation Line East extension will see LRT continue from Blair Station to Trim Road, adding 12 kilometres of rail and 5 new stations to the O-Train network at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, Orléans Boulevard, Place d’Orléans, and Trim Road.

The Confederation Line East will travel predominantly within the median of Highway 174 between Blair Road and Trim Road, providing stations that are equi-distant from communities on either side.

The connectivity review team has assessed a wide range of connectivity facilities and are proposing the following enhancements:

Montreal Station

Montreal Station will be constructed with entrances on both sides of Montreal Road, under Highway 174.

Connectivity Summary

Map of Montreal Station area showing proposed connectivity enhancements

In Project Agreement:

A. Uni-directional cycle tracks and a 2.5m wide sidewalk on both sides of Montreal Road between the on and off ramps.

B. Multi-Use Pathway connecting the south end of Rainbow Street to Montreal Road.

C. Multi-Use Pathway along the north side of Highway 174 from Blair Road, continuing along the south side of Montreal Road with a cross ride/walk at signalised westbound off-ramp/ Montreal Road intersection, and continuing east to provide a connection to the Sir George Etienne Cartier Parkway.

Proposed Enhancements

D. Install cycle tracks along Montréal Road from station to Shefford Road and buffered bike lanes from Montreal Station to Bearbrook Road.

E. Provide an opening to connect the east-west Multi-Use Pathway to the corner of Shefford Road and East Acres Road.

Additional Resources

Plan view: Montréal Road Cycle Tracks and Crossings

Concept plan of Montreal Station area showing proposed pedestrian and cycling facilities

Jeanne d’Arc Station

Jeanne d’Arc Station will be constructed with entrances on both the east and west side of the Jeanne d’Arc Bridge. As the bridge structure has remaining lifespan, it is not being rebuilt, and therefore connectivity facilities are being designed within the existing width available.

Connectivity Summary 

Map of Jeanne d’Arc Station area showing proposed connectivity enhancements

In Project Agreement:

A. Remove both free flow ramps on north side and direct traffic through the signalized intersection.

B. Multi-Use Pathway leading to the bicycle parking at Jeanne d’Arc Station from Fortune Drive (east side).

C. Bicycle parking shall be located immediately north and south of the Jeanne d’Arc Bridge (10 spaces each), on the east side.

D. Provide a 2m wide sidewalk on the east and west sides of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard on the bridge.

Proposed Enhancements

E. Modify road configuration over the bridge with narrow fenced centre median.

F. Extend Multi-Use Pathway south, along east side of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, just past the eastbound on-ramp.

Additional Resources 

Plan view of Jeanne d’Arc Station

Plan view of Jeanne d’Arc Station

Proposed cross section of Jeanne d’Arc bridge

Proposed cross-section of Jeanne d’Arc bridge, looking north

Orléans Boulevard Station 

Orléans Boulevard Station will be constructed with entrances on both the east and west side of the Orléans Boulevard Bridge. As the bridge structure has remaining lifespan, it is not being rebuilt, and therefore connectivity facilities are being designed within the existing width available.

Connectivity Overview

Map of Orleans Boulevard Station area showing proposed connectivity enhancements

In Project Agreement:

A. Bicycle parking shall be located in equal quantities to the north and south of the station (10 each side), immediately adjacent to the Orléans Boulevard Bridge.

B. Widen the sidewalk from Lumberman Way and Fortune Drive to 2.5m, with the exception of the sidewalks on the bridge itself.

Proposed Enhancements 

C. Reconfiguration of the Orléans Boulevard Bridge: Removal of 1 lane of traffic in each direction, Passenger Pick-up and Drop-off spaces, bus bays for buses stopped at the station, Multi-Use Pathway along east side, and uni-directional cycle track along west side.

D. Extend cycle tracks along Orléans Blvd. from Lumberman to Fortune

Additional Resources

Orléans Boulevard Bridge Reconfiguration

Concept plan of Orleans Boulevard Station showing proposed pedestrian, cycling, transit, and road facilities

Place d'Orléans Station 

Place d’Orléans Station will be constructed by utilizing existing transit infrastructure, with four entrances available from the following locations:

    • At the pedestrian bridge towards the train platform;
    • At the pedestrian bridge towards the bus platform;
    • At the Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre parking lot; and,
    • From the Champlain Street Bridge.

The Champlain Bridge structure is not being rebuilt as it has remaining lifespan. Improved connectivity facilities are being designed within existing width available.

Connectivity Overview 

Map of Place d’Orleans Station area showing proposed connectivity enhancements

In Project Agreement:

A. New fare-paid pedestrian bridge from bus loop to station, permitting the existing pedestrian bridge to remain open for non-transit users.

B. Add a crossride at Champlain Street (north side) of Place d’Orléans and widen existing pathway between Alpine Street and Champlain.

C. Formalize existing footpath between park and ride lot and Bilberry Drive to a standard Multi-Use Pathway.

D. Provide a continuous Multi-Use Pathway along the south side of Highway 174, from the north end of St. Pierre Street, east to Champlain Street, connecting to Place d’Orléans Drive, and south to Centrum Boulevard.

Proposed Enhancements 

E. Upgrade Willow-Borland path to a multi-use path.

F. Reconfigure Champlain Bridge to increase pedestrian and cycling safety and comfort.

Additional Resources 

Champlain Highway 174 Bridge Reconfiguration

Concept plan of Place d’Orleans Station showing proposed pedestrian and cycling facilities

Proposed cross-section of Champlain Street bridge over OR-174, looking north.

Proposed cross-section of Champlain Street bridge over OR-174, looking north

Trim Station 

Trim Station will be built within the centre median of Highway 174, requiring the realignment of Trim Road further east of the station, from Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard, to the roundabout south of the park and ride lot. The station will be built to permit the possibility of a future Highway Interchange in the original location of Trim Road, as a separate project. Station design will also protect for a future pedestrian bridge connecting to the north side of Highway 174, as a separate project.

Connectivity Overview 

Map of Trim Station showing proposed connectivity enhancements

In Project Agreement:

A. A fare-paid pedestrian bridge from bus loop and park and ride lot on the south side of Highway 174, to Trim Station within the centre median.

B. Cross ride/walks on east and north legs of Trim Road/ OR 174 intersection.

C. 3m wide sidewalk along north side of park and ride lot.

D. A Multi-Use Pathway along the east side of the realigned Trim Road.

E. Retention of Multi-Use Pathway connections to Cardinal Creek community.

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Upgrade sidewalk on north side of park and ride to a Multi-Use Pathway and extend to new realigned Trim Road.

G. Add Multi-Use Pathway on west side of new realigned Trim Road.

Let us know what you think! 

If you have comments or questions related to Stage 2 Confederation Line East connectivity, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca by Friday April 24, 2020.

All feedback has been captured in an “As We Heard It” report.

Thank you for your participation!