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Confederation Line East Extension

Overview

The Confederation Line East is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s light rail transit system. This extension will see LRT continue from Blair Road to Place d’Orléans and go all the way to Trim Road.

Map depicting the Stage 2 Confederation Line East Extension

Use the Stage 2 LRT Interactive Map to explore the Confederation Line East Extension further.

Highlights

  • Over 12 kilometres of new rail and 5 new stations including expanding park and ride capacity at Trim.
  • New connections to light rail transit for the communities of Orléans, Blackburn Hamlet and Beacon Hill, bringing 95 per cent area residents within five kilometres of rail.
  • Direct access to upgraded transit for residents near Montreal Road and Orléans Boulevard.
  • Further improves transit service to major centres of employment, shopping and education such as Orléans Town Centre, Canotek Park, La Cité, Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre, Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans, and more.

Extension Description

The Confederation Line East Extension project will include 12 kilometres of rail and five new stations. The extension is being proposed in the median along the highway to contain costs, minimize community impacts and land requirements, and provide excellent connectivity to surrounding communities by offering stations that are equidistant to neighbourhoods on either side of the highway. This particular extension will improve transit service to major mixed-use centres at Blair and at Orléans Town Centre, major employment areas at Canotek Park and at Taylor Creek, numerous residential communities, as well as to other destinations including the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex-Orléans, La Cité and Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre.

The LRT alignment will be north of Highway 174 east of Blair Station, extending along the existing Transitway alignment, passing under Blair Road and the interchange ramps. The rail line will then transition into the median of the highway by crossing above the westbound highway lanes, west of Montreal Road. It will remain at grade in the centre median to Trim Road.

The dual LRT tracks will offer stops at five new stations: Montreal Station, situated in the median of Highway 174; as well as Jeanne d’Arc station, Orléans Boulevard, Place d’Orléans, and Trim, which will will also be located within the median.

Montreal Road Station

Montreal Road Station will be a new station located at the crossing of OR 174 and Montreal Road. The Station will be served by two fare-controlled entrances located on Montreal Road. One entrance will serve the eastbound lane and one will serve the westbound lane.

The platform will be in the median of OR 174, above Montreal Road, and will be located so that the platform spans Montreal Road. Bus stops and shelters will be provided in each direction of travel on Montreal Road. Sidewalks and station entry plazas will be sized appropriately to serve the movement and volume of pedestrians and cyclists along Montreal Road, the bus stops, and the passengers transferring from bus to train.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Montreal Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

Jeanne d'Arc Station

Jean d’Arc Station will be a new station located at the crossing of OR 174 and Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard. The station will be served by two fare-controlled entrances located on either side of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard. One entrance will serve the northbound lane and one will serve the southbound lane. The platform will be located below Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard in the median of OR 174.

The station structure, vertical circulation elements, station entry and entry plaza will be designed and constructed to permit the widening of 18 Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard to an ultimate right of way width of 37.5 metres without major modification to the station elements. The location of the station entrances have been carefully coordinated with the future bridge configuration to accommodate all modes of transportation and to provide sufficient public entry space.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Jeanne D'Arc Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

Orléans Boulevard Station

Orléans Boulevard Station is a new station located at the crossing of OR 174 and Orléans Boulevard. The station will be served by two fare-controlled entrances located on either side of Orléans Boulevard. The platform will be located below Orléans Boulevard in the median of OR 174. Sidewalks and entry plazas will be sized to accommodate the number of pedestrians and cyclists, as required to serve the public along Orléans Boulevard, the bus stops, and the passengers transferring from bus to train.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Orleans Boulevard Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

Place d’Orléans Station

Place d’Orléans Station is an existing Transitway station that is currently located adjacent to Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre and OR 174, which will be converted to serve as a transfer station. The Station will be served by four fare controlled entrances. Two entrances will serve the station from the existing pedestrian bridge; one at each the LRT and bus platform locations. One entrance will be provided to the LRT platform from Champlain Road and an entrance will be provided to the bus terminal from Champlain Road. A connection to the LRT Station, allowing passengers to transfer between bus service and train service without passing through fare control gates and/or revalidating fare payment will be provided from the bus platform area. The station will be designed to allow the bus terminal to remain accessible to the public while securing the train station during train non-operating hours. The existing pedestrian bridge will continue to allow for a connection from the park and ride (and points north of OR 174) and Place d’Orléans Shopping Centre without having to enter a fare gate.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Place D'Orleans Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.

Trim Station

Trim Station is an existing Transitway station that is currently located southeast of the intersection of Trim Road and OR 174. The existing station will be converted to a terminal station serving as the eastern terminus of the Confederation Line. The train platform will be in the median of OR 174 at the existing intersection of OR 174 and Trim Road. In order to locate the LRT platform at this location,

Trim Road will be re-aligned to the east of the existing facility and an improved intersection will be constructed, which will have capacity to service the expected future traffic demands. The bus terminal and the park and ride facilities (with a capacity of 1,111 cars) will be located south of OR 174 and east of the existing Trim Road. The station will be served by one fare controlled entrance providing access from the park and ride area to the station. The station will be designed to allow the bus terminal to remain accessible to the public while securing the train station during non-operating hours.

There will also be a new fully enclosed, naturally ventilated, glazed bridge corridor connecting the fare paid entrance to the LRT platform.

This image is an artistic representation of the station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.
This image is an artistic representation of the Trim Station design. The final product may not be exactly as shown.