O-Train Fans is a railfan operated enthusiast website, with the aim of showcasing the Light Rail Transit network operated in Ottawa, Ontario. The LRT network is both modern and state of the art, in both its execution and design, enabling commuters to travel the city with ease, while lowering the environmental footprint and saving time and money. The O-Train Fans website was born out of a desire to highlight this unique transit network, one that rivals those of other Canadian cities such as Montreal and Toronto. The arrival of the LRT is a significant milestone in the history of Ottawa, and recognizing this fact we felt it was important to showcase the LRT network, so that other interested people can learn more about what makes it special and unique.
O-Train Fans aims to highlight all the unique features of the Light Rail system, from its stations, to the rolling stock and more. We just launched recently, so please check back frequently as new content is added regularily. 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.
O-Train Fans is not affiliated, nor connected to either OC Transpo or the City of Ottawa. Any media and customer related inquiries should be directed to them and not this site by visiting the OC Transpo or the City of Ottawa websites.
Thank you and enjoy the ride!
Creator and Webmaster of O-Train Fans
Born and raised in Ottawa, I have always had a big interest in public infrastructure and transit as well as urban planning and design. As life would have it, my actual work and career are not even close to being related to these areas or fields of interest. Never the less, that has not stopped me from being informed, doing my own research, enjoying and discovering all there is to know.
I am a big fan of the Montreal Metro system and the reality of having something similar here in Ottawa is truly exciting. That is why I made the decision to chronicle its arrival and the future expansions that will soon begin. This is a milestone event in the history of Ottawa, as the O-Train is a big step towards advancing our city in a new direction. The opening of the Confederation Line can't come soon enough.
The photo to the left was me sitting in the drivers cab of the Bombardier Talent during Doors Open Ottawa 2012.
Our goal is to have accurate information. If there is anything we got wrong, or needs to be clarified, please let us know and we would be happy to fix it. For comments, suggestions or letting us know of an error, you can reach Shane Séguin, the webmaster, by email at