Station Layout Map (Source: OC Transpo)
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.
Station entrance via the fare gate kiosk.
Next trip display for O-Train and nearby buses.
Access to the elevator to platform level, via fare gates.
Elevator at platform level.
Fare gates towards the stairs to platform level.
The stairway is equipped with an embedded snow melting system, helping to ensure clear passage of snow and ice int the winter.
The platform. The yellow platform extenders can be flipped up and out of the way as the track is occasionally used for freight.
Departing train heading towards Carleton Station and ultimately Greenboro.