Ready for Rail - Operational Readiness - March 20, 2019
Today at the City of Ottawa's Transportation meeting, more details concerning the Confederation Line's Operational Readiness were shared. The complete presentation and the accompanying video are attached below for your review and viewing.
As the date to service launch nears, details were made available in regards to the usage of the line.
Most importantly is that the existing bus service will continue for three weeks after the launch of the LRT. This will be a transition period to allow people to gradually migrate to the LRT before the bus routes are changed and existing bus service ends.
Below is a summary of the major points that were presented:
Customers can connect with Line 1 by:
- Bus at 10 of 13 Line 1 stations;
- O-Train Line 2 at Bayview Station; and,
- Walking, mobility device, and bike, via local streets and many multi-use pathways.
- Bus routes numbered 5 to 99 and Connexion routes numbered in the 200s will all connect to Line 1; and,
- •Destination names will be clearly marked at all bus stops – and most destinations will be a Line 1 station.
- Orléans will transfer at Blair Station;
- Alta Vista, Greenboro, Vanier, etc. will transfer at St-Laurent Station or Hurdman Station; and,
- Stittsville, Kanata, Barrhaven, Nepean will transfer at Tunney's Pasture Station.
- O-Train Lines 1 and 2 will connect at Bayview Station.
Connecting by Bus :
- Integrated bus loops and fare-paid zones at three major stations will allow quick and easy connections;
- Arrival bus stops are located near to station entrances to minimize walking distances;
Hours of Operation and Frequency:
- Monday - Thursday : 5am-1am
- Friday : 5am-2am
- Saturday : 6am-2am
- Sunday : 8am-11pm
- Trains arrive at every station every 5 minutes or less at peak times;
- Service is frequent all day, and every 15 minutes or better after 11 p.m.;
- Travel time end-to-end will be under 25 minutes
Source : City of Ottawa
Photo : O-Train Fans