Tunney's Pasture is the current western terminus of the Confederation Line, until 2025, when the line is extended further west as part of Stage 2. This station serves the expansive Tunney's Pasture federal government complex, the neighbourhoods of Hintonburg, Wellington West and Mechanics Ville. This station is also among the busiest on the Confederation Line due to its current role of terminus for passengers heading to and from the south and west.
The station is located at the corner of Scott and Holland Avenues in Ottawa. Entrances to the station are located along Scott Street near Holland, with a second entrance just North of Scott along Tunney's Pasture Driveway. A third entrance is located at the northwestern corner of the bus loop to allow nearby workers of Tunney's Pasture an additional entrance into the station.
As the station is the western terminus of the Confederation Line, the accompanying bus loop located outside is very large in scale, and able to accommodate all westbound bus routes arriving and departing from Tunney's Pasture to destinations such as Kanata, Nepean, Barrhaven, and more.
The stations design and layout is entirely within the fare paid zone, meaning that access inside of the station and to the bus loop outside requires passage through fare gates. Passengers taking a bus do not need to pay or tap their Presto card when boarding as they are already within the fare paid zone.
The main concourse is very spacious and open air. The western end of the concourse will see the arrival of Happy Goat Coffee shop in early 2020, one of four stations to receive a retail outlet.
The artwork in this station features a massive stained glass skylight element, which casts coloured light patterns across the floor throughout the day. In the stairs as well as on the platform level, more artwork in the form of a mosaic wall mural is on display, made up of glass tiles. Overall, these elements combine to create a very colourful environment in such a busy station.
Tunney's Pasture is one of four stations to receive a retail outlet within the station concourse. The Happy Goat Coffee shop will open early 2020, serving coffee, drinks and local foods to passengers.
The stunning station artwork creates an ever changing ambience throughout the day as the sunlight shifts from east to west, casting colourful light rays onto the concourse floor.
Being one of the three main bus transfer stations on the Confederation Line, the bus loop is extremely large in scale, and serving over 50 bus routes.