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 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.
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.
E. Double bike parking to 40 spaces
F. Add cycling facility along Gladstone (Transportation Master Plan)
G. Add multi-use pathway along west side of alignment (Gladstone Secondary Plan)
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.
A. On street westbound bus westbound bus stop and shelter and accessible route to station fare gates
B. Increase bike parking to 20 spaces.
C. Add bike and transit lanes along Carling (project scheduled for May 2020)
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.
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
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.
A. Existing entrance to remain.
B. Add lighting to multi-use pathway south of station.
C. Coordinate additional bike parking with Public Services and Procurement Canada.
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.
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.
C. Double bike parking to 40 spaces
D. Add passenger pick up and drop off east of station.
E. Provision of future cycling facilities through Walkley Road bridge reconstruction (2021)
Greenboro Station is a transfer station on the existing Trillium Line. Platform extensions will be designed and constructed with all related shelters and requirements.
A. Provide a multi-use pathway connection from Bank Street to the station.
B. Provide crossride / crosswalk at Bank Street and Johnston Road.
C. Increase bike parking from 28 spaces to 40 spaces.
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.
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.
F. Add cycle tracks from station entrance to Dazé Street.
G. Uni-directional cycle tracks and cross rides along Daze Street and Cahill Drive.
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.
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 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.
A. Direct connection from rail platform to airport terminal
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
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.
C. Add controlled crossing at Quinn Road and Albion Road.
D. Formalize connection to Findlay Creek community.
Connectivity Overview - At the Station
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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
I. Connection through vacant site (Transportation Master Plan)
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