The O-Train Confederation Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) system will open in 2018 and all 13 stations will change the city’s landscape. Although each station will have common design features and cohesive architectural elements, they will also have individual artistic markings.
The public has started to be introduced to certain design elements, such as the stylized red ‘O’ and wayfinding signage that will be characteristic of Confederation Line stations. But other features are only now being unveiled.
The public can now get a sneak peek into the unique features of each station and the public art that will be present along the O-Train Confederation Line:
- Tunney’s Pasture
- Lyon (downtown tunnel)
- Parliament (downtown tunnel)
- Rideau (downtown tunnel)
The individual art pieces that will be installed at each station will provide a uniquely aesthetic touch to each of the 13 stations, bringing colour, beauty and imagination to the travel experience of transit users. They can also provoke, inspire and stimulate.
At stations like Tunney’s Pasture and Pimisi, some of the public artwork is integrated as part of the architectural design, blending function and form together. At other stations, like uOttawa and Bayview, the artwork stands alone and brings artists and the community together to connect, tell stories and transform the surroundings.
The O-Train Confederation Line will be modern, safe, fully accessible and convenient. Each station will include necessary amenities such as bicycle parking, ticket machines, fare gates and a variety of accessibility and security features. For more information on all the features the O-Train Confederation Line will offer, please visit OC Transpo’s new “Ready for Rail” web section at www.octranspo.com/ready4rail.