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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

Station connectivity facilities have been classified into three categories based on their status of implementation:

  • In Project Agreement: Connectivity facilities are currently included are in scope of the Stage 2 LRT project
  • Proposed Enhancements: Connectivity facilities that have been proposed to be added to the scope of Stage 2 LRT
  • Feasibility Assesment: The concepts put forward for Feasibility Assessment will be further considered for inclusion in the City’s Active Transportation Plan. The Transportation Planning Department (in close coordination with the Stage 2 LRT Project) will lead further design development to assess feasibility in terms of alignment, geometry, property impacts, integration with future projects and cost, among other elements. This will enable the City to pursue funding opportunities as they arise for future implementation through new and competitive contracts.

Stage 2 LRT Confederation Line East Blair-Montreal Corridor 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.

A new 2.7-kilometer multi-use pathway will be built between Blair Station and Montreal Station, along the north side Highway 174. This continuous pathway will continue east from Montreal Road to the Sir George Etienne Parkway creating a key active transportation link between Ottawa’s eastern communities and the downtown core.

The connectivity review team has assessed the Blair Road to Montreal Road corridor and are proposing several potential community connections to the Blair-Montreal multi-use pathway at 2012 Oglive Road, Trillium Park, 2040 Arrowsmith Drive, Pine Grove Bible Church and the intersection of East Acres Road and Shefford Road.

The connectivity review team has assessed the Blair Road to Montreal Road corridor and are proposing several potential community connections to the Blair-Montreal multi-use pathway at 2012 Oglive Road, Trillium Park, 2040 Arrowsmith Drive, Pine Grove Bibl

 

Connectivity Facilities

A. Blair-Montreal Multi-Use Pathway

B. Proposed 2012 Oglive Road Community Connection

C. Proposed Trillium Park Community Connection

D. Proposed Arrowsmith Drive Community Connection

E. Proposed Pine Grove Bible Church Community Connection

F. Proposed East Acres Road and Shefford Road Community Connection

2012 Ogilvie Road

A community connection is proposed west of 2012 Ogilvie Road. This connection will allow cyclists and pedestrians travelling along the new Ogilvie Road multi-use pathway to take a direct route to Blair Station.

A community connection is proposed west of 2012 Ogilvie Road. This connection will allow cyclists and pedestrians travelling along the new Ogilvie Road multi-use pathway to take a direct route to Blair Station.

Connectivity Facilities

  1. Existing Multi-Use Pathway
  2. Blair-Montreal Multi-Use Pathway
  3. Proposed 2012 Ogilvie Road Community Connection

Trillium Park

A community connection is proposed at Trillium Park. This connection will allow for pedestrian and cyclist access to the arena, pool, library, Trillium Park and Gloucester High School.

A community connection is proposed at Trillium Park. This connection will allow for pedestrian and cyclist access to the arena, pool, library, Trillium Park and Gloucester High School.

Connectivity Facilities

  1. Blair-Montreal Multi-Use Pathway
  2. Proposed Trillium Park Community Connection

2040 Arrowsmith Drive

A community connection is proposed near the existing residential developments at 2040 Arrowsmith Drive.

A community connection is proposed near the existing residential developments at 2040 Arrowsmith Drive.

Connectivity Facilities

  1. Blair-Montreal Multi-Use Pathway
  2. Proposed Arrowsmith Drive Community Connection

Pine Grove Bible Church

A community connection is proposed northeast of Pine Grove Bible Church to East Acres Road. This connection will allow residents to easily and safely access Montreal Station.

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Connectivity Facilities

  1. Blair-Montreal Multi-Use Pathway
  2. Proposed Pine Grove Bible Church Community Connection

East Acres Road and Shefford Road

A community connection is proposed at East Acres and Shefford. This proposed connection will require an overlapping break in the existing noise wall. This connection will allow residents to easily and safely access Montreal Station.

A community connection is proposed at East Acres and Shefford. This proposed connection will require an overlapping break in the existing noise wall. This connection will allow residents to easily and safely access Montreal Station.
These connections are all preliminary and are subject to change as design efforts progress.

Let us know what you think!

If you have comments or questions related to the proposed enhancements, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca by Friday October 30, 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. To receive a resource in an accessible format, please:

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 West Extension Connectivity Review

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.

Connectivity Summary

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.

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements

C. Add pedestrian crossover to northeast and northwest, across bus loop

Feasibility Assessment 

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

E. Multi-use pathway with lighting along south side of alignment between Dominion Station and Churchill Street

Feasibility Assessment

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Feasibility Assessment 

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.

Connectivity Summary

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Improve sidewalk along New Orchard Avenue North

Feasibility Assessment 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Add lighting to NCC pathway, from the pedestrian crossing at the SJAM to Richmond Road;

Iris Station 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

Thid image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned

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

Feasibility Assessment 

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary

Thid image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

F. Add cycling facility along Baxter Road from Iris Street to the station.

Feasibility Assessment 

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 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

Thid image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Proposed Enhancements 

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

Feasibility Assessment

F. Bi-directional cycle track along west side of Pinecrest Highway 417 Bridge from station to Morrison Drive subject to MTO Approval

Bayshore Station 

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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Feasibility Assessment 

E. Cycling facility along Woodridge Crescent east of the station

Moodie 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.

Connectivity Summary 

The following image depicts connectivity features that are planned, proposed, and under further review as part of a feasibility assessment.

Planned 

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

Feasibility Assessment 

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

Let us know what you think! 

If you have comments or questions related to Stage 2 Confederation Line West connectivity and proposed enhancements, please email Stage2@ottawa.ca by Friday July 10, 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. To receive a resource in an accessible format, please:

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 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.

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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!