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 as a 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 station's design and layout are 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. On 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 serve 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 serves over 50 bus routes.
Artist: Derek Root (Vancouver, BC)
Gradient Space consists of two large-scale glass mosaic wall murals on each side of the platform and one skylight element on the roof of the station.
Derek Root's idea for the Tunney's Station artwork takes its inspiration from the phenomenon of light refraction. The title of the artwork, Gradient Space, refers to the effect of colour gradation that sometimes appears when light passes and refracts through a form made of glass. The artist imagined the transit passengers as being analogous to light. Like particles of light, each passenger travels toward and through the glass station, ultimately dispersing to their respective destinations.
Glass is the principal material for the two-part integrated design. The mosaic wall mural is constructed using vibrant glass tile. The skylight design incorporates brightly saturated panes of laminated glass similar in layout to the wall mosaic. The composition employs vertical bands of colour gradients that are overlapped by diagonal bands of colour gradients. The gradation of angled tones gives a sense of movement and energy to the transit space.
Artwork descriptions provided by the City of Ottawa
STATION FACTS AND MAP
- Opening Date: September 14, 2019
- Line: Confederation Line
- Previous Station: Bayview (1110 metres)
STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)
Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. It is important to note that the figures above for Tunney's Pasture Station will also capture customers who are using the station to access bus service.
- Balanced Boardings: 580,000
- Weekday Average: 24,000
- Weekend Average: 8,400