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.
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- 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.
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.