The O-Train Fans Snapshot Updates are our way of documenting, archiving and sharing the history of the O-Train station construction sites.
Over the coming years, we wish to continue this important project which also helps to inform citizens and residents of the work and progress being made at all of the station work sites. As the territory that the new extensions cover stretches across most of the city, O-Train Fans has developed a plan to enhance our coverage which would increase the frequency of updates.
The answer... our loyal rail fans and followers!
We want you to be part of this important time in Ottawa's history, by volunteering your time in helping us visit the station sites, taking photos and writing short descriptions of what is going on, and what is being shown in the images.
All you need is a camera or smartphone to take photos and ideally some basic photo editing skills (to adjust or enhance the photos taken).
Please note that a Snapshot Update needs to have a minimum of 4 photos to be accepted.
Depending on the level of interest of people wanting to participate, there are two ways to help.
- Helping to provide snapshot updates for a larger region (Multi-Station).
- Helping to provide snapshot updates for single stations (One Station).
Naturally, the multi-station approach is preferred as it would result in better updates, being familiar with more of the adjacent stations and nearby construction.
With the current COVID-19 health pandemic, we do want to emphasize the importance of physical distancing. Always maintain a distance of at least 2 metres, or better yet, plan your visits outside of busier times of the day or on the weekend. The other important point to remember is that these are all active construction sites and are not open to be accessed. However, the surrounding areas are public land, and most if not all provide several vantage points to see what is going on without any need to approach or enter the construction site to get great photos. A bit of planning using Google Maps, satellite and street views can be very helpful in making the first visit to each site safe, fun and a success.
All snapshot updates submitted would give you credit by having your name displayed as the author and photographer of that update.
Updates can be done whenever you have time, and even multi-station can be spread over several days or weeks.
As part of Stage 2 LRT, here are the stations to be covered, as well as suggested groupings if you choose to join our project by submitting multiple stations.
LINE 1 (CONFDERATION LINE)
- Jeanne d'Arc
- Orleans Blvd
- Place d'Orleans
- New Orchard
- Lincoln Fields
LINE 2 (TRILLIUM LINE)
- Bayview (Line 2)
If all this peaks your interest in joining our efforts to produce Snapshot Updates for Stage 2, please signal your interest by letting us know below.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask by sending me an email at .
To join us, please send an email to , with your name, how often you anticipate being able to create Snapshot Updates, whether you would be doing multiple stations or single stations, and which, as well as telling us briefly why you would like to join.
Thank you very much for your time.
Shane Seguin (O-Train Fans Webmaster)