Frequently Asked Questions

The Future System

Until future expansion plans such as Stage 2 LRT are finalized and construction is completed, details mentioned below are subject to change and the information provided may become inaccurate or out of date. We will do our best to keep this section updated as new details are made public. We do encourage you to visit www.stage2lrt.ca to find out the latest official information.

The Stage 2 LRT extensions are scheduled to open as they are completed. First will be the Trillium Line extension in the south to Limebank and the Airport spur line in 2021. Then the Confederation Line extension in the east to Place d'Orleans and Trim Road by 2022. Finally, the Confederation Line extension in the west to Baseline and Moodie in 2023.
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Once the Stage 2 LRT extensions are completed and operational, the Confederation Line will continue to be served by Alstom Citadis Spirit trains, which include the original 34 trains and an additional trains. The Trillium Line will operate a mixed fleet, consisting of the existing Alstom Coradia LINT trains and new Stadler FLIRT trains that are approximately double the length of the LINTs. It is projected that 6 FLIRTs will operate on the main Trillium Line, with a coupled LINT. The Airport spur line will be served entirely by LINT trains as the demand will be lower and the station platforms at the Airport are shorter and can only accomodate the LINT.
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The Stage 2 LRT is the next phase, and it will extend the service to the south, the east and the west. To the south, it will extend to Limebank, with a spur line also serving the Ottawa International Airport. To the east, it will extend to Trim road in Orleans, while also serving Place d'Orleans Shopping Centre. To the west, it will extend to Lincoln Fields station. From here, one branch will continue to Baseline station to serve Nepean and Algonquin College. A second branch will reach Moodie Drive, and pass through the Bayshore Shopping Centre. 

In total, the complete O-Train system will span 64 kilometres and include 42 stations.

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The most probable way to cross the river to Gatineau would be via the Prince of Wales bridge, located just across from Bayview station. This formerly used rail bridge was purchased by the City of Ottawa several years ago, to keep it available as an option for such a crossing. At this time, no formal plans have yet been announced. Incidentally, the City of Gatineau announced in 2018 their preferred option of constructing their own LRT service in the West of Gatineau towards the Plateau and Aylmer. Their plan calls for the use of the Prince of Wales bridge to cross the river to connect with the LRT service in Ottawa. It is still early, so only time will tell how these plans may develop over the coming years.

by Shane Seguin