Bringing the O-Train Further East: An Overview of Stage 2's Eastern Extension
O-Train Line 1 (Stage 1) opened on September 14, 2019, and featured 13 stations from Blair in the east to Tunney's Pasture in the west. The O-Train is quickly being expanded to add additional service coverage in the East, West and South of Ottawa, in a project called Stage 2 LRT. This video provides an overview of the Eastern Extension of O-Train Line 1, which will extend service East of Blair station to Trim Road in Orleans.
This line extension will be over 12km in length and add 5 stations to Line 1. An interesting particularity of this segment is that it will be located almost entirely in the highway median of regional road 174. As a result, access to and from the stations for passengers will be via highway overpasses or underpasses and pedestrian bridges. All 5 stations will be centre platform stations. Once completed, local bus routes will be realigned to directly serve the nearest O-Train station, providing a quick and convenient connection to the O-Train and the rest of the city.