Cyrville is a station on Ottawa's transitway located at Cyrville Road and the Queensway. This station serves few riders but the adjacent empty lands may have development potential like the new condominium project by Richcraft Homes, Brownstones at Place des Gouverneurs, which has four condominium towers built just north of the station. Richcraft Homes has added four matching apartment buildings, making these some of the closest homes to the LRT line east of downtown Ottawa; as of 28 June 2015, Cyrville Station is closed, along with the Transitway between Hurdman station and Blair station. Routes to/from Hurdman travel via Ottawa Road 174. Route 124, available on Cyrville Road at Cummings, provides service to St-Laurent and Blair stations for transfers. Cyrville Station is closed until 2019 for Confederation Line construction. Local routes 24 and 42 are providing service to the area. Media related to Cyrville Station at Wikimedia Commons OC Transpo station page OC Transpo Area map
Hurdman is a mass transit station on Ottawa's O-Train Confederation Line, bus rapid transit system, transitway. It is undergoing substantial renovation to accommodate light rail. Hurdman is one of the transitway's busiest stations, as it is the main hub of the transitway network east of downtown. Hurdman is where the main transitway route from downtown to the west branches off in two directions: one to the east toward Orléans and the other toward South Ottawa. Connexion routes serving Kanata and Barrhaven used to have Hurdman Station as the downtown terminus before September 2013; the station is located just southeast of Hurdman Bridge where the Highway 417 crosses the Rideau River. It is located near the intersection of Industrial Avenue and Riverside Drive/Vanier Parkway. There are connections from Hurdman Station to the nearby neighbourhood of Riverview to the east with a bus-only road connecting to Alta Vista Drive. There are connections for bicycle users, as Hurdman Station is located closely to the Rideau River bicycle path.
The station and nearby landmarks Hurdman Park, Hurdman Street, Hurdman Bridge are named for the early settlers of the region. The station featured a small convenience store; the site is isolated, being completely surrounded by protected green space, with a few high-rise building on adjacent Riverside Drive. To the immediate south are two large artificial hills covering a former city landfill. Hurdman Station was opened in 1983 as part of the first phase of Ottawa's bus rapid transitway; the original station was closed in September 2015 and has been replaced with a temporary station for the duration of construction of the O-Train's Confederation Line. Demolition of the old station structure was completed in November 2015. Effective 28 June 2015, the Transitway between Hurdman Station and Blair Station is closed until 2019, meaning routes either end at Blair Station or Hurdman Station, or travel via Ottawa Road 174 to/from downtown; as well, all east-end Connexion routes do not serve St. Laurent Station eastbound toward Orléans, west-end Connexion/peak routes start and end at Mackenzie King Station.
The following bus routes serve Hurdman station:Rapid Routes: 45 61 62 97 98 99 Frequent Routes: 40 44 88 Local Routes: 9 42 48 49 56 86 87 92 96 101 104 129 199Connexion Routes: 290 291 293 294 299School Routes: 28 613 645Event Routes: 403 451 OC Transpo area map Hurdman Station: Area Redevelopment Study
Baseline Ottawa Transitway station is directly across from the main campus of Algonquin College in Ottawa's west end, near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road. Many Algonquin College students and Centrepointe residents use this terminal to get to various points in the city, to and from the college. Several residential and business areas such as Centrepointe and College Square are served by this station, it is a major transfer point for communities in the inner southwest part of Ottawa, making it one of the busiest stations. A small park and ride is located here, the terminus for route 95 for many years until it was extended to Barrhaven. After this station, Route 95 buses leave the transitway to travel on reserved bus lanes on Woodroffe Avenue, re-enter the transitway at the Nepean Sportsplex. Baseline Station was the first station to be constructed in 1983 when the Transitway was undergoing initial construction. Several trips on route 95 are shortened to start/end at Baseline Station.
These trips are meant to supplement the trips travelling to/from Barrhaven Centre Station and do not serve Barrhaven. Several peak period and weekend trips on route 94 are shortened to start/end here, supplementing service to/from Nepean Woods Station in east Barrhaven and providing an alternative route to route 95. Baseline station is undergoing a series of renovations, as part of the expansion of the Southwest Transitway; the current plan involves constructing a new station west of the current one, making room for the new Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence. The new station will allow passengers to transfer from buses to the proposed LRT line when it is completed; the expansion has three main phases: Phase IA Baseline Station Relocation to the west of the proposed ACCE Building of Algonquin College, including new connections to Woodroffe Avenue. Phase IB Tallwood Drive Bridge structure. Phase II The new Transitway Station at College Avenue that will be constructed to the south of the proposed ACCE Building.
Phase III Includes the long-term installation of all LRT systems required when the LRT is extended south to Baseline Station.• Baseline Station is expected to be the terminus of Stage 2 of the LRT's Confederation Line, to be completed by 2025. The original station has been demolished as the new station has been put into service as of October 1, 2009; the new station started out diminutive, with single shelters placed every few hundred metres, but proper shelters have been put in their place since. The following routes serve Baseline Station: Media related to Baseline Station at Wikimedia Commons
Tremblay is an O-Train station on the Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ontario. It connects to Ottawa's main railway station; this station replaced the former Transitway station known as Train Station, which closed on June 28, 2015. As well, the Transitway between Hurdman station and Blair station is closed until 2019, meaning routes either end at Blair, Hurdman, or travel via Ottawa Road 174 toward downtown. Service to Ottawa station during this period is provided by routes 62 on Tremblay Road; the following routes connect to the station:Rapid Routes: 61, 62, 94, 95Connexion Routes: 222 OC Transpo station page OC Transpo Area map
The O-Train is a light rapid transit transit system in Ottawa, Canada operated by OC Transpo. It has one line in operation, the diesel-powered Trillium Line, with a second line, the electrically-operated Confederation Line, under construction and set to open in early 2019; the system's name was proposed by Acart Communications, an Ottawa advertising agency working for OC Transpo. The name "O-Train" was based on the classic Duke Ellington signature tune "Take the'A' Train", which refers to the New York City Subway's A train; because Ottawa is a bilingual city, the name had to work in both English and French. In French, it is pronounced to au train, as in to travel "by train", it was adopted soon after. From its inception until 2014, the term "O-Train" referred to the north-south diesel line. With the construction of a second line, the east/west Confederation Line, the O-Train branding was extended to both rail transit services and the original service was renamed as the Trillium Line; the O-Train consists of two grade-separated lines, one operational and one forthcoming: The Trillium Line is a single-track, 8 km diesel light rail line running north to south from Bayview to Greenboro connecting to the Ottawa Transitway at each terminus.
Trains pass each other on the single track via three passing zones, two of which are between stations and the third of, located at Carleton. The Confederation Line is an electric light rail line under construction running east-west from Blair to Tunney's Pasture connecting to the Ottawa Transitway at each terminus and with the Trillium Line at Bayview. With the exception of three underground downtown stations, the line will run on the surface using former Transitway bus rapid transit infrastructure; the Trillium Line, the original O-Train line, was introduced in 2001 as a pilot project to provide an alternative to the busways on which Ottawa had long depended for its high-grade transit service. The system uses low-floor diesel multiple unit trains, it is considered a mainline railway despite its use for local public transport purposes, is more like an urban railway rather than a metro or tramway. It is described as ‘light rail’ because there were plans to extend it into Ottawa’s downtown as a tramway-like service, because the original Bombardier Talent trains are much smaller and lighter than most mainline trains in North America, do not meet the Association of American Railroads' standards for crash strength.
On July 12, 2006, Ottawa City Council voted in favour of awarding the North-South expansion to the Siemens/PCL/Dufferin design team. The proposed extension, not undertaken, would have replaced the Trillium Line with an electric LRT system running on double track. According to the plan, the line was to be extended east from its current northern terminus to run through LeBreton Flats and downtown Ottawa as far as the University of Ottawa, south-west from its Greenboro terminus to the growing Riverside South community and Barrhaven. Much of the route would have run through the undeveloped Riverside South area to allow a large new suburb to be constructed in the area south of the airport; the line would not have connected to the airport. Construction of the extension was scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2006, resulting in the shutdown of operations in May 2007, been completed in autumn 2009 with operations resuming under the new systems and rolling stock; the diesel-powered Talents would have been replaced with electric trams more suitable for on-street operation in the downtown area the Siemens S70 Avanto.
Other bids had proposed a Kinki Sharyo tram. With the use of electric power, greater frequency, street-level running in central Ottawa, the expanded system would have borne much more resemblance to the urban tramways referred to by the phrase ‘light rail’ than does the pilot project; the estimated cost of the North-South expansion would have been just under $780 million, making the project the largest in the city's history since the Rideau Canal project. The federal and provincial governments had each promised $200 million for the expansion, with the city contributing the remainder of the cost using funds from various sources including the provincial gasoline tax, the city's transit reserve fund, the Provincial Transportation Infrastructure Grant. 4.5% of the total project cost was expected to come from the property tax base. The city requested studies on an extension of the railway from the proposed University of Ottawa terminus through to Hurdman Station; the north-south expansion planning process became a source of great controversy.
It was a major issue in the 2006 municipal election. The incumbent mayor Bob Chiarelli had long been the main advocate for light rail in Ottawa. Terry Kilrea, who finished second to Chiarelli in the 2003 municipal election and ran for mayor in 2006, believed the plan was vastly too expensive and would be a safety hazard for Ottawa drivers, he called for the entire light rail project to be scrapped. Mayoral candidate Alex Munter supported light rail, but argued that the plan would do little to meet Ottawa's transit needs and that the true final expense
St-Laurent is a station on Ottawa's transitway located at St. Laurent Boulevard and the Queensway; the station is integrated to its surroundings, with direct indoor pedestrian access to the St. Laurent Shopping Centre, it serves as a major hub between transitway and local east end routes and has a ticket sales and information office. The station is to be converted to a light rail station in 2019, as part of Ottawa's Confederation Line project; the station has two distinct platform areas. One platform area below grade serves main transitway route 95, Connexion routes and other routes using the transitway. In addition, intercity bus services stop here on request. A second platform at grade serves numerous Local routes; the two platforms are connected via escalators, in addition to the standard staircases and elevators. This station required the complete reconstruction of the St. Laurent Boulevard / Highway 417 interchange and the construction of a tunnel to allow the transitway to cross underneath the Queensway.
Its construction was linked to the last major expansion of the shopping centre in 1987. In addition to serving the shopping centre, it serves numerous commercial and industrial areas in the area and is a major transfer point for east-end commuters, making it one of the busiest stations. An office building occupied in part by ING is 200 metres west of the station. On June 28, 2015, the main Transitway platforms closed for Confederation Line construction; as well, the Transitway between Hurdman station and Blair station is closed until 2019 so routes either end at Blair Station or Hurdman Station or travel via Ottawa Road 174 toward downtown. As well, new route 91 and all Connexion routes eastbound do not serve St. Laurent Station toward Orleans; the following routes serve St. Laurent station:Rapid Routes: 61 62 94 95 104Frequent Routes: 7 14 40 106Local Routes: 18 19 24 47 101 129 199Connexion Routes: 224Shoppers' Routes: 302Event Routes: 401 451School Routes: 28 148 633 Media related to St-Laurent station at Wikimedia Commons
Lincoln Fields station
Lincoln Fields is a station on Ottawa's transitway located at Carling Avenue and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, it is adjacent but not connected to nearby Lincoln Fields Shopping Centre. It is the main western hub of the transitway system and has a ticket sales and information office as well as a small convenience store. Many express services serving the eastern end of the city use this station as its western terminus when the next run of that bus starts in the west end. Like Hurdman Station in the east, the transitway routes branch off in two directions: westward to Kanata and Stittsville, southward to Barrhaven; the western branch of the transitway from this point is incomplete, forcing westbound routes to use existing streets such as Carling Avenue and the Queensway. The station has two distinct platform areas. One platform area serves main transitway route 94, route 95 and route 91 to Baseline station and Barrhaven, routes 61, 62, 63, 64, to Bayshore station, Kanata, along with numerous Connexion and peak period routes to the western and southwestern suburbs.
A second platform serves routes that either branch off to Carling Avenue, such as route 16, route 85 and route 97, or travel south on the Transitway. Elevated walkways provide street level access from Carling Avenue. Shopper's bus route 301, route 303, route 305 travel via Carling Avenue to/from Carlingwood Mall. Connexion routes from Barrhaven, Bells Corners and Kanata only allow passengers to get off at this station in the morning upon request, but skip it altogether in the afternoon with the exception of route 282 which provides service during the AM peak as well as during the PM peak; this includes route 283 that allows passengers to get off at this station upon request during the AM peak, but returns into full service during the PM peak towards Stittsville/Ottawa–Richmond. The following routes serve Lincoln Fields Station: OC Transpo station page OC Transpo Area Map