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Carling

Overview 

Carling Station is one of the 5 original O-Train stations in Ottawa. Opened on October 15, 2001 with the initial network, this station is located off of Carling Avenue, just across from Dow's Lake.

This station primarily serves the businesses along Carling Avenue, the Rideau Canal and Dow's Lake, as well as providing a connection to the nearby Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus.

Carling Station is accessible below street level by stairs and elevator access from Carling Avenue near the intersection of Preston Avenue in Little Italy.

The station's layout is relatively simple. From street level, a path guides you to the fare gate kiosk, and from there you have the option of taking the stairs or the elevator to platform level. The stairs have an embedded heating system, to aid in the removal of snow and ice during the winter.

This station was modified in 2017 to accommodate the installation of fare gates and the kiosk building. As a result, the stairs were slightly reconfigured as they previously were accessible directly from the pathway.

As there is only one platform to board trains in either direction, attention must be paid to the train's destination sign or the direction of travel of the arriving train, Greenboro for trains heading left and Bayview for trains heading right.

This station does not contain any public art on display. Its location below grade and away from the street provides a quiet area to wait, in a trenched area of cut rock.


Unique Features 

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Station Map 


Places of Interest 


Station Facts 

  • Entrances: 1
  • Fare Gates: 5
  • Fare Vending Machines: 2
  • Elevators: 1
  • Escalators: 0

Public Artwork 

Carling Station does not currently feature any public artwork.

Platform Photos 


Station Photos 


Gladstone (2022)
Carleton
 

Comments 2

- ian on Saturday, 03 November 2018 22:53

This is a great site. Love the photos. For Carling Station, as with the rest of the Trillium Line, I think it needs to be 2 tracks the whole route.

This is a great site. Love the photos. For Carling Station, as with the rest of the Trillium Line, I think it needs to be 2 tracks the whole route.
- Jonathan Walker on Friday, 24 May 2019 09:03

I agree with Ian. Two tracks all the way! Bayview to Limebank AND the Airport Line too!
This 2 year shutdown is for the Birds though! Every other rail line in the world uses weekend possession to do rail work and maintenance. How hard would it be to design/build a mobile drilling train / platform that could occupy the cutting on weekends, drill horizontal hole, and then remove the rock by RAIL!?!
The drill train would be based at Bayview beside the City Center buildings on a spur to keep it out of the way during the week (or during the day even!)

Evening and weekend possessions would allow the train to widen the cutting by 1/2 a width each side,
Once completed, you just slew the existing line onto one side, and lay the new line on the other.

A NEW Dows Lake tunnel bore is mandatory, but build it on the Arboretum side. That way you keep the current line running, whilst the new bore is built.

The RIDEAU RIVER Bridge needs to be doubled, but the rebuilt piers APPEAR to be capable of supporting a double track bridge?

The tunnel under Heron Road will be a sore point! Road closures for sure, and the Airport Parkway Bridge will need a new span over the new rail line.

South of BALA Junction, the Trillium Line MUST tack over the BRT Transitway alignment! The CPR Prescott Sub should be abandoned. Stations at WALKLEY, GREENBORO, SOUTH KEYS and HUNTCLUB will need upgrades and high level platforms.

I agree with Ian. Two tracks all the way! Bayview to Limebank AND the Airport Line too! This 2 year shutdown is for the Birds though! Every other rail line in the world uses weekend possession to do rail work and maintenance. How hard would it be to design/build a mobile drilling train / platform that could occupy the cutting on weekends, drill horizontal hole, and then remove the rock by RAIL!?! The drill train would be based at Bayview beside the City Center buildings on a spur to keep it out of the way during the week (or during the day even!) Evening and weekend possessions would allow the train to widen the cutting by 1/2 a width each side, Once completed, you just slew the existing line onto one side, and lay the new line on the other. A NEW Dows Lake tunnel bore is mandatory, but build it on the Arboretum side. That way you keep the current line running, whilst the new bore is built. The RIDEAU RIVER Bridge needs to be doubled, but the rebuilt piers APPEAR to be capable of supporting a double track bridge? The tunnel under Heron Road will be a sore point! Road closures for sure, and the Airport Parkway Bridge will need a new span over the new rail line. South of BALA Junction, the Trillium Line MUST tack over the BRT Transitway alignment! The CPR Prescott Sub should be abandoned. Stations at WALKLEY, GREENBORO, SOUTH KEYS and HUNTCLUB will need upgrades and high level platforms.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

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