Cyrville

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Cyrville Station is located underneath Cyrville Road, just north of Highway 417. Cyrville Station is well positioned to encourage growth and development in this region over the coming years with more residential developments as well as commercial and office space planned.

The station layout features a centre platform, allowing easy access to both directions of travel on the Confederation Line. There are two entrances, located on both sides of Cyrville Road. The main entrance is located on the eastern side of Cyrville Road and features fare gates and an entrance concourse. The second entrance, situated directly across the street, is much smaller and as a result only contains stairs and an elevator, with the fare gates located below at platform level.

A multi-use pathway is located along the station length, with convenient access stairs to the left of the main station entrance.

The sheer size of the station can be observed from Cyrville Road as you can easily see the entire station's platforms unimpeded. The platform is wide and open, flanked by natural vegetation and green on both sides. The station's art piece is called "Stand of Birch", and is 13 stainless steel birch trees, placed at the far northern end of the station platform. All these elements combine to create a rare space of calmness in the city and the transit network.

Cyrville Station is at first glance a simple station but look a little deeper and you will find it stands out in form, design and landscape.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Cyrville Station is one of several perfect places to observe train movements from within the station and above from Cyrville Road. The two sides of the platform are easily seen and viewed. With plenty of sweeping lines in the architecture, and the many vantage points available, there is no end of possibilities for train spotting and photography.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Title: Stand of Birch

Artist: Don Maynard (Kingston, ON)

Thirteen slender stainless steel birch trees, measuring 7.3 metres tall, are located on the north end of the Cyrville Station platform surrounded by prairie grasses.

"For thousands of years, indigenous peoples have used the bark from birch trees to build their canoes. They travelled on the Gatineau, Rideau and Ottawa rivers to trade, hunt and meet with family and friends. Things have not changed much.

Stand of Birch is a grouping of 13 slender birch trees at the end of a long winding river of grasses; in the canopy, branches intertwine and connect. Stand of Birch references the coming-together of the people of Ottawa as they travel across the city – linked together by its 13 Light Rail Transit stations."

Artwork descriptions provided by the City of Ottawa

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: September 14, 2019
  • Line: Confederation Line
  • Previous Station: Blair (1615 metres)
  • Following Station: St-Laurent (850 metres)

STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 18,000
  • Weekday Average: 700
  • Weekend Average: 300

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. 

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Snapshot of Cyrville Station - May 31, 2019

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Taking a look at Blair, Cyrville, St. Laurent, Tremblay and Hurdman Stations along the O-Train Confederation Line in Ottawa, Ontario. With plenty of Alstom Citadis Spirit LRV testing taking place, the stations are bustling with activity and life. This video was filmed entirely on May 31st, 2019.

Cyrville Station 

Cyrville Station, looking eastbound.
Fare vending machines at the entrance.
Fare gates, beyond which the stairs and elevators that give access to the train platform.
The second station entrance.
Looking westbound at the tracks to St. Laurent Station.
Another angle in the same direction. Notice the TPSS (Traction Power Sub Station) in grey to the right. The TPSS converts the local power to the necessary voltage (1500 volts) for the trains to operate.
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Snapshot of Cyrville Station - January 10, 2019

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The main entrance of Cyrville Station.
The station lantern and fare vending machines.
The elevators and the fare gates. As this is a central platform station, the elevators are positioned together rather than on separate sides of the platforms.
Stairs leading up from the pathway that runs beside the station.
Looking down towards the platforms, specifically the eastbound side.
The station makes use of very clean lines in its design and glass work.
The second entrance, located across the street on Cyrville.
This entrance has stairs and elevator access. The fare gates are found immediately after reaching the lower level.
The station hours are posted by the entrance.
Looking down towards the track and guideway towards St-Laurent Station.
Looking at the rear of the station.
One of the Traction Power Sub-Stations (TPSS), located at the edge of the station perimeter. This provides the necessary voltage and current to the overhead catenary wire to power the trains.
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Snapshot of Cyrville Station - November 10, 2018

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The main entrance of Cyrville Station.
The accent lighting along the underside of the roof awning. I keep saying it but it really does look sharp, especially at night.
Fare gates installed and activated.
Looking down towards the eastbound platform.
Another angle of the main entrance with the O-Train station marker visible.
Stairs that head down towards the pathway that connects to the businesses off of Cyrville and Labelle, such as CANEX, among others.
The main entrance as seen from the opposite side of Cyrville (from the second entrance).
The second Cyrville Station entrance.
This entrance is located opposite the main entrance and is much smaller in size.
It only features stairs and an elevator, bringing passengers down to the fare gates located at platform level.
The elevator.
And the stairs, that head down to the fare gates and platform level.
The tracks heading westbound to the next station... St. Laurent. Notice the TPSS (Traction Power Sub-Station) in grey near the top right of the photo, which provides the necessary voltage and current to power the trains.
Looking back up Cyrville towards the two entrances of the station.
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Snapshot of Cyrville Station - August 12, 2018

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Cyrville Station
Fare gates are already installed, as well as overhead directional signage.
The platform.
Despite being a centre platform station, the layout is quite impressive and spacious.
Looking in the direction of the tracks towards St. Laurent Station.
This is the opposite entrance across Cyrville Road.
Another view of the other entrance, showing passenger flow. One elevator and one set of stairs. The platform only starts underneath the Cyrville overpass.
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