The Confederation Line West is one of the three major extensions to Ottawa’s light rail transit system. This extension will see LRT continue from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Baseline Stations. Revenue service for this extension isplanned for 2025.
Use the Stage 2 LRT Interactive Map to explore the Confederation Line West Extension further.
- 15 kilometres of rail and 11 new stations.
- New connections to light rail transit for the communities of Hintonburg, Island Park, Westboro, Laurentian, Woodroffe North, Woodpark, Lincoln Heights, Whitehaven, Queensway Terrace North, Bayshore, Iris, Centrepointe and Lincoln Heights.
- Connect to greenspace including the Ottawa River pathway and the National Capital Commission’s future Linear Waterfront Park, Westboro Beach, and Pinecrest Creek Corridor..
The Confederation Line West extension project 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 Moodie, Bayshore, Pinecrest, Queensview, Baseline, Iris, Lincoln Fields, New Orchard, Cleary, Dominion and Westboro.
At Moodie, the Confederation Line West LRT extension will connect directly to the West Transitway to Kanata, and the Southwest Transitway to Barrhaven facilitating easy transfers to and from the Transitway.
Moving east from Bayshore, the line continues along the existing bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor to a converted Pinecrest Station, then to a new station at Queensview Drive. It then runs, at grade, parallel to the north side of Highway 417 before entering into a underground covered trench beneath Connaught Avenue and then crossing above Pinecrest Creek.
At Pinecrest Junction, the alignment splits, with one branch continuing via the Pinecrest Creek corridor along the existing Southwest Transitway through Iris Station and terminating at Baseline Station. The other branch continues north and then east along Confederation Line, passing through Lincoln Fields Station before entering an underground covered trench. The New Orchard Station will be located under a small section of the Byron Linear Park.
East of Woodroffe Avenue, the line will run beneath the Richmond Road corridor, following the road alignment to the new Cleary Station also located under a small section of Byron Park. It will continue beneath the John A. Macdonald Parkway, emerging from the underground covered trench before reaching Dominion Station on the existing Transitway. Continuing east along the Transitway trench, the line will reach Westboro Station just north of Scott Street, and finally meet with the first-stage Confederation Line at Tunney’s Pasture Station.