Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project
Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: 44 kilometres of rail and 24 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air, and a stronger economy. When complete, Stage 2 will bring 77% of residents within five kilometres of rail.
Stage 2 is a package of three extensions – south, east, and west.
- The O-Train South extension will see rail service continue from Greenboro to Limebank in Riverside South, while adding a link to the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
- The O-Train East extension will see LRT continue from Blair to Place d’Orléans Station, and then all the way to Trim Road
- The O-Train West extension will see LRT continue from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Baseline Stations.
We need to stay ahead of the gridlock being experienced in other cities. With Ottawa projected to grow to 1.14 million people by 2031, Stage 2 will help ensure the nation’s capital continues to be one of the best places in the world to live and work.
The following benefits are based on the 2019 Stage 2 LRT project business case update. When complete, Stage 2 will:
Stage 2 will bring 77% of Ottawa residents within 5 KM of light rail.
Create more than 27 thousand person-years of employment (the equivalent of 1,000 full-time jobs) and a total economic output of approximately $5.6 billion (2018$)
Result in a savings of $8.2 billion (2018$) over a 25-year analysis period for commuters from 2023 to 2048, including: o $3.2 billion in vehicle operating savings; o $4.4 billion in travel time savings; and, o $0.3 billion in accident avoidance savings
Capable of carrying up to 24,000 customers per hour, per direction during peak periods to, from and through Ottawa’s downtown core
Replace more than 900,000 annual rush-hour bus trips.
Result in a reduction of over 110 thousand tonnes of GHGs per year by 2048.
Stage 2 will encourage active transportation through the creation of approximately 25 kilometres of multi-use pathways (MUPs), cycle-tracks and pedestrian bridges.
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Have a question or want to provide feedback on Stage 2 LRT? To get in touch with us, email Stage2@ottawa.ca .
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