Ottawa's LRT Enthusiasts


Welcome

O-Train Fans is a railfan operated enthusiast website, with the aim of showcasing the Light Rail Transit network operated in Ottawa, Ontario. O-Train Fans aims to highlight all the unique features of the Light Rail system, from its stations, to the rolling stock and more. Our site also features informational videos with key people in the city where we get first hand information on the LRT straight from the source. We invite you to please check back frequently as new content is added regularly.

Welcome

O-Train Fans is a railfan operated enthusiast website, with the aim of showcasing the Light Rail Transit network operated in Ottawa, Ontario. O-Train Fans aims to highlight all the unique features of the Light Rail system, from its stations, to the rolling stock and more. Our site also features informational videos with key people in the city where we get first hand information on the LRT straight from the source. We invite you to please check back frequently as new content is added regularly.

The Latest

Confederation Line & Stage 2 LRT Update - FEDCO - December 3, 2019

The Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) received a status update on the O-Train Confederation Line project as well as…

Update on the dedicated 20 bus R1 replacement fleet

The City of Ottawa has released the following memo in regards to the dedicated 20 bus R1 replacement fleet.​Source :…

Snapshot of Trim Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the fifth in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Montreal Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the fourth in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Jeanne d'Arc Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the third in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Orléans Blvd Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the second in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Place d'Orléans Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the first in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several years,…

Blasting near Lyon Station to cause loud noises and vibrations from November 22 to April 2020

Residents and OC Transpo customers are advised that Claridge Homes is doing blasting work near Lyon Station that will cause…

Featured Content

Alstom Citadis Spirit

The Alstom Citadis Spirit is a four-module light rail vehicle (LRV) built by Alstom. The LRVs were built at Alstom's plant in Hornell, New York, the…

Alstom Coradia LINT 41

The trainsets being transported by ship. (Photo Credit : Alstom Transport / Agathe Alcaras) ​The Alstom Coradia LINT 41 is a two-car articulated rail train…

Behind the Scenes : Alstom Citadis Spirit simulator

O-Train Fans goes Behind the Scenes at OC Transpo's operator training centre to explore the Alstom Citadis Spirit simulator. Learn about how the LRV is…

Behind the Scenes : Alstom Coradia LINT simulator

O-Train Fans goes Behind the Scenes at OC Transpo's operator training centre to explore the Alstom Coradia LINT simulator. Learn about how the O-Train is…

Behind the Scenes : Walkley Yard - Maintenance and Storage Facility

Walkley Yard is the maintenance and storage facility that services the trains of OC Transpo's O-Train Trillium Line (Line 2). It is located just northeast…

Confederation Line - Simulated Run from Blair to Tunney's Pasture

O-Train Fans takes a ride on the Confederation Line, courtesy of OC Transpo's operator training simulator. On this less than 24 minute trip, we travel…

Confederation Line - Technical Facts with John Manconi, General Manager

John Manconi, General Manager of Transportation Services in the City of Ottawa, goes over a multitude of technical facts, features, and capabilities of the Confederation…

Welcome aboard the O-Train Confederation Line

Mayor Jim Watson today marked the official opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, with the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation for the…

Latest Posts on the Forum

Stage 2 South Updates

Ok, so they are planning to double track it! Thanks for the information. That's definitely good news, since it will allow for more flexible planning in the future in the case that they do decide to double-track the whole line. So just to clarify, it…

Stage 2 South Updates

The part that might cause issues post 2031 expansion are those one-platform and one-track stations on the main line (Mooney, Walkley and Greenboro) 😕 That's the thing I'm mostly sad they cheaped-out on...

Stage 2 South Updates

Any important part of it will be double tracked as they lay new track in the south. Any over/underpass will be built to accommodate double track south of South Keys station. The only single track section is between the crossover switch by South Keys station…

Stage 2 South Updates

So I know that they're not planning to double-track what already exists of the line, since that would be too expensive and not necessary for now. But wouldn't it be good to double-track all of the new part that is being built? Since it is…

The Latest

Confederation Line & Stage 2 LRT Update - FEDCO - December 3, 2019

The Finance and Economic Development Committee (FEDCO) received a status update on the O-Train Confederation Line project as well as…

Update on the dedicated 20 bus R1 replacement fleet

The City of Ottawa has released the following memo in regards to the dedicated 20 bus R1 replacement fleet.​Source :…

Snapshot of Trim Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the fifth in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Montreal Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the fourth in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Jeanne d'Arc Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the third in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Orléans Blvd Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the second in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several…

Snapshot of Place d'Orléans Station - November 24, 2019

This snapshot update is the first in the series for Stage 2 LRT. Over the course of the next several years,…

Blasting near Lyon Station to cause loud noises and vibrations from November 22 to April 2020

Residents and OC Transpo customers are advised that Claridge Homes is doing blasting work near Lyon Station that will cause…

Featured Content

Alstom Citadis Spirit

The Alstom Citadis Spirit is a four-module light rail vehicle (LRV) built by Alstom. The LRVs were built at Alstom's plant in Hornell, New York, the…

Alstom Coradia LINT 41

The trainsets being transported by ship. (Photo Credit : Alstom Transport / Agathe Alcaras) ​The Alstom Coradia LINT 41 is a two-car articulated rail train…

Behind the Scenes : Alstom Citadis Spirit simulator

O-Train Fans goes Behind the Scenes at OC Transpo's operator training centre to explore the Alstom Citadis Spirit simulator. Learn about how the LRV is…

Behind the Scenes : Alstom Coradia LINT simulator

O-Train Fans goes Behind the Scenes at OC Transpo's operator training centre to explore the Alstom Coradia LINT simulator. Learn about how the O-Train is…

Behind the Scenes : Walkley Yard - Maintenance and Storage Facility

Walkley Yard is the maintenance and storage facility that services the trains of OC Transpo's O-Train Trillium Line (Line 2). It is located just northeast…

Confederation Line - Simulated Run from Blair to Tunney's Pasture

O-Train Fans takes a ride on the Confederation Line, courtesy of OC Transpo's operator training simulator. On this less than 24 minute trip, we travel…

Confederation Line - Technical Facts with John Manconi, General Manager

John Manconi, General Manager of Transportation Services in the City of Ottawa, goes over a multitude of technical facts, features, and capabilities of the Confederation…

Welcome aboard the O-Train Confederation Line

Mayor Jim Watson today marked the official opening of O-Train Line 1, the Confederation Line, with the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation for the…