Mayor Jim Watson, Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jeremy Roberts, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa-West Nepean, today announced the opening date of the O-Train Confederation Line.
Beginning Saturday, September 14, the O-Train Confederation Line will be open for service at all 13 stations along the line, from Tunney's Pasture Station in the west to Blair Station in the east.
Today's announcement included a symbolic transfer of the key to the system from Rideau Transit Group to the City. The Rideau Transit Group successfully completed the 12-day trial running of the light rail transit system and is in the process of fully turning over the system to the City as part of the requirements to reach Revenue Service Availability (RSA).
The O-Train Confederation Line is a $2.13 billion transit project that is jointly funded by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa. The 12.5-km line includes 13 stations. At peak weekday operation, the system is expected to carry up to 10,700 passengers per hour in each direction, which will make it the busiest LRT line in North America.
Real-time schedule information is available 24 hours a day by calling 613-560-1000 or texting 560560 plus the four‑digit bus stop number. For more details, travel planning assistance and new timetables, customers are encouraged to visit octranspo.com for detailed information. Customers can also call OC Transpo at 613-741-4390 if needed.
"With today's announcement, we are weeks away from launching Ottawa's transit future and welcoming passengers to our brand new LRT system. I look forward to joining all our partners on September 14 as we say ''all aboard!'' Ottawa's clean and efficient rail transit system."
Mayor Jim Watson
"Today is a great day for Ottawa residents as they prepare for this new transit experience. Modern and efficient public transit is essential to move people to their jobs and activities. The Confederation Line will bring Ottawa into a new era for thousands of commuters."
Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier (or François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities)
"This is exciting news for Ottawa residents. The new O-Train Confederation Line will provide fast, clean and reliable public transit for commuters in Ottawa, and make our city more accessible for both residents and visitors alike. The Ontario government believes world class cities deserve a world class public transit system, and that's exactly what the City of Ottawa will be getting on September 14."
Jeremy Roberts, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean
Source : City of Ottawa
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