Bayview

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Bayview Station is the O-Train network's only transfer station between Lines 1 and 2, which makes it of strategic importance. Bayview Station is located on the western end of LeBreton Flats, an area that is slated for significant redevelopment in the coming years, with access from Albert Street, as well as the multi-use pathways that surround the station.

The station's design has Confederation Line (Line 1) running above the Trillium Line (Line 2), on an elevated guideway and platforms. The Trillium Line operates from the lower single platform as its northernmost terminus. Transferring between both lines is an easy matter, with the use of stairs, escalators or elevators, positioned in the central portion of the station. With lots of train movements and activity at Bayview, as well as excellent sightlines and views of the trains from above and below, and from the nearby pathways, it is quite popular for railfans and transit enthusiasts alike.

The eastern end of the Confederation Line platforms grants passengers views of the nearby Ottawa downtown skyline, which come sunset is quite stunning to see.

This station is popular for passengers transferring to Line 2 heading towards South Keys in the Southern end of Ottawa. Of course, the biggest usage of Bayview Station comes from students heading towards Carleton University, who are transferring between the lines.

It is important to note that this is the second version of Bayview Station. When the station originally opened on October 15, 2001, it was located in the same position, with the bus rapid transit (Transitway) roadway passing above, in the same location as the Confederation Line does today. The Trillium Line was accessed by long paved pathways that looped down from the Transitway overpass to the train platform below. When construction started for the new station, the old station was demolished, along with the Transitway overpass. The station was then relocated to a temporary location about 150 metres south of its former location. A few weeks before the opening of the Confederation Line, the lower platform at the new Bayview Station reopened to serve the new platform for the Trillium Line. Then on September 14, 2019, the entire station opened and service began on the Confederation Line, giving a much improved, easier and safer connection to the Trillium Line.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Obviously, the most unique feature at Bayview is the connection between Lines 1 & 2. With easy access between both lines via stairs, escalators and elevators, the intersection of both the Confederation Line and Trillium Line shines at Bayview as the only rail transfer station on the network.

This station can also be popular for seeing the sunrise or sunset as the view towards downtown Ottawa and the skyline is quite impressive and mostly unimpeded, due to the station being elevated and on a small hill.

Bayview is also unique west of downtown for giving easy access to the Ottawa River Pathway for walkers, joggers or cyclists.

With plenty of windows and areas to get close and personal with the trains, observing train movements is easy at Bayview, whether you are wishing to spot Confederation Line trains above, or Trillium Line trains below.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Title: As the Crow Flies

Artist: Adrian Göllner (Ottawa, ON)

As the Crow Flies is a 120-metre line drawing that traces alongside the train as it moves in and out of the station. Combining the rooflines of local architecture, a silhouette of the Gatineau Hills and the flight pattern of a crow into a single optical flow, the artwork serves to remind passengers of the history of the area and our ongoing relationship with nature. The artwork serves as an inter-track barrier through the full length of the station interior and is fabricated from tubular steel and fencing elements.

The rooflines of houses within the artwork are specific to Mechanicsville, the neighbourhood immediately to the west of the station, so named for the mechanics who lived there and serviced the freight trains that pulled in and out of the train yards at this location. Also included are the distinct outlines of the Canadian War Museum, the Supreme Court Building, the Lemieux Island Water Purification Plant and the Terrasses de la Chaudière Complex on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River.

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Title: Cascades

Artist: Pierre Poussin (Toronto, ON)

Cascades are laser-cut aluminum sculptures that draw from the rich historical context of the Chaudière Falls, located next to Bayview Station. Chaudière Falls is one of the earliest sites of human occupation in this country, holding great significance as an indigenous spiritual, cultural, and trading hub. Cascades celebrates this past and roots the future of Bayview Station's transformation into a modern hub of spiritual, cultural and economic activity. The sculptures incorporate public seating while remaining rooted in history and nature, expressed through their curved lines and juxtaposition against the linear and industrial station – an act of reclaiming nature in our urban setting.

Visually, Cascades seems to water the land around Bayview station in a symbolic gesture of new communities growing in the area. Cascades also creates a playful dynamic of lines and curves, while speaking to nature and sustainability. It reminds us that no matter our technological and industrial tendencies, we must respect and prioritize our land and water.

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STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: September 14, 2019 (Original Station October 15, 2001).
  • Lines: Confederation & Trillium Lines
  • Previous Station: 
    • Pimisi (730 metres) - (Confederation Line)
  • Following Stations:
    • Tunney's Pasture (1110 metres) - (Confederation Line)
    • Dow's Lake (1575 metres) - (Trillium Line)

STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 412,000
  • Weekday Average: 8,500
  • Weekend Average: 3,000

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. O-Train Line 2 ridership is based on Automatic Passenger Counters aboard O-Train Line 2 trains.


Line 2 (Trillium Line) at Bayview Station is currently closed and in the process of being expanded for the Line 2 South Extension, which will see longer trains and double platforms. Below are some concept renders of the expanded Bayview Station (Line 2), scheduled to open in 2022.

Bayview Station is an existing transfer station on the Confederation Line and also serves as the northern terminus station of the Trillium Line. The existing single-track Trillium Line station platform located on the lower level will remain in place and be extended to accommodate the new longer Trillium Line trains. A second track and platform will be provided on the east side of the alignment to allow the station to operate as a two-track station, creating enhanced operational flexibility.

The two platforms will be connected by a partially enclosed walkway to allow customers access to each platform from the station entrance to the Confederation Line without being completely exposed to the elements.

A new fare-controlled entrance and plaza will be provided at the southern end of the western train platform extension. Located adjacent to the new entry, outside of the fare paid zone, a vertical circulation core consisting of two elevators and stairs will serve a new fully enclosed pedestrian bridge providing the public with a safe, direct, and weather protected connection across the Trillium Line corridor connecting to the adjacent development on Albert Street.

Trinity Developments Inc. has agreed to fund this pedestrian bridge link from their future development at 900 Albert St., which will be implemented through the Stage 2 project.

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Corso Italia (2022)

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Corso Italia Station will be a new station located north of Gladstone Avenue. A single fare paid entrance will be centred upon the alignment with a new station plaza integrated with the existing Gladstone Avenue Bridge. The public plaza design will include a mixed zone near Gladstone Avenue to allow the mixing of pedestrians and cyclist utilizing the north-south MUP in a controlled manner, while the eastern edge of the public plaza will be separated from the north-south MUP with landscape and urban design elements to prevent the uncontrolled mixing of pedestrian and cyclists within in the plaza.

The station is being designed to protect for a second level to ensure overhead connections are supported from future development on both the east and west sides of Corso Italia Station.

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Dow's Lake

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Dow's Lake 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 was originally named Carling, but was renamed in 2020 to Dow's Lake as part of the Stage 2 expansion to better align with nearby destinations.

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.

Dow's Lake 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.

UNIQUE FEATURES

This is the only Line 2 Station that is below grade, requiring access via stairs or elevator to reach the platform level from the entrance.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Dow's Lake Station does not currently feature any public artwork.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 15, 2001 (Originally named Carling)
  • Line: Trillium Line
  • Previous Station: Bayview (1575 metres)
  • Following Station: Carleton (1720 metres)

STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 51,000
  • Weekday Average: 2,000
  • Weekend Average: 800

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. O-Train Line 2 ridership is based on Automatic Passenger Counters aboard O-Train Line 2 trains. 


Line 2 (Trillium Line) is currently closed and in the process of being expanded for the Line 2 South Extension, which will see longer trains and double platforms. Below are some concept renders of the expanded station (Line 2), scheduled to open in 2022.

Dow's Lake Station is an existing station located north of Carling Avenue served by an entrance from the adjacent MUP to the east of the alignment. A new elevator will be constructed to provide redundancy in serving the station entrance and platform. In addition to the new elevator, the existing elevator will be refurbished.

Design and construction of the station will not preclude a future double-tracking, as well as a potential connection to the future hospital site, south of Carling Avenue.

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Carleton

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Carleton 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 in the middle of Carleton University in Ottawa. This is also the only station on the Trillium Line with two platforms, one each for Northbound and Southbound trains.

This station primarily serves the students and faculty of Carleton University and is one of the main modes of transportation. As a result, Carleton Station is the busiest station on the Trillium Line when classes are in session.

Carleton Station is uniquely positioned in the middle of the university campus, and as such, the station and the tracks combined have the effect of separating the campus into two halves. Along the route through the campus, there are underpasses and overpasses for both pedestrians and roads.

The station's layout with two platforms requires it to have a pedestrian tunnel that passes underneath the tracks to reach the opposing platform. Trains enter the station simultaneously onto separate tracks and platforms. Once both trains are in the station and boarding is complete, the trains will depart and rejoin the single track line, having passed one another.

This station was modified in 2017 to accomodate the fare gate and kiosk installations, located adjacent to the platforms themselves. It is important to note that it isn't possible to switch platforms after passing through the fare gates without first exiting and re-entering through the fare gates on the other side.

UNIQUE FEATURES

Overall, Carleton Station is unique along the original Trillium Line stations due to its two platforms, the constant flow of passengers in and out of the station, and its location in the middle of the Carleton University campus.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Carleton Station has a large art piece on display spanning the entire length of the Bayview (northbound) platform called locomOtion. The artwork's sequence of wheel segments reflects the idea of movement and travel. The red panels are inspired by the OC Transpo logo and are intended to reflect the ambient light of passing trains.
STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 15, 2001
  • Line: Trillium Line
  • Previous Station: Dow's Lake (1720 metres)
  • Following Station: Mooney's Bay (1375 metres)

STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 161,000
  • Weekday Average: 6,800
  • Weekend Average: 2,100

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. O-Train Line 2 ridership is based on Automatic Passenger Counters aboard O-Train Line 2 trains. 


Line 2 (Trillium Line) is currently closed and in the process of being expanded for the Line 2 South Extension, which will see longer trains and double platforms. Below are some concept renders of the expanded station (Line 2), scheduled to open in 2022.

Carleton Station is an existing station with two platforms serving Carleton University and surrounding areas. The station is located between Campus Avenue and University Drive at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Library Road. It has two existing fare paid entrances, one from the east and one from the west. The existing fare control enclosure will remain. There will be a new additional pedestrian underpass structure north of the station platform to support Carleton University's long-range development plans.

Taking advantage of the shut-down of Trillium Line and the major civil works planned, a new pedestrian tunnel segment will be constructed below the tracks for future connection to the university's tunnel system, with the potential to provide direct weather-protected access to the station from the University's tunnel network.

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Mooney's Bay

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Mooney's Bay Station (originally named Confederation 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 in the Confederation Heights area of Ottawa.

This station primarily serves government offices, Canada Post's headquarters, Brookfield High School, among other destinations a short walking distance away, such as Hog's Back Park and Vincent Massey Park.

Mooney's Bay Station is accessible just below street level by paved ramps off of Heron Road by the Airport Parkway.

The station's layout is among the simplest on the O-Train network. From street level, a simple path with stairs and ramp provide access to the ticket and fare kiosk, which exit to a short path connecting to the platform. 

This station was modified in 2017 to accomodate the fare gates and kiosk installations. A new pathway to access the station was created, that bypassed the existing recreational pathway that runs adjacent to the station.

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, Bayview for trains heading left and Greenboro for trains heading right.

There isn't any art on display at this station however due to its position and location, it is mostly surrounded by lots of green grass and bush, making for a calm and relaxing place to wait for the next train's arrival.

UNIQUE FEATURES

The sloping and sweeping ramp to reach the station entrance is quite unique. The station itself also has a calm feel to it with all the green grass and slopes surrounding it.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Mooney's Bay Station does not currently feature any public artwork.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 15, 2001
  • Line: Trillium Line
  • Previous Station: Carleton (1375 metres)
  • Following Station: Greenboro (2815 metres)

 STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 30,000
  • Weekday Average: 1,200
  • Weekend Average: 600

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. O-Train Line 2 ridership is based on Automatic Passenger Counters aboard O-Train Line 2 trains.


Line 2 (Trillium Line) is currently closed and in the process of being expanded for the Line 2 South Extension, which will see longer trains and double platforms. Below are some concept renders of the expanded station (Line 2), scheduled to open in 2022.

Mooney's Bay Station is an existing station located south of Heron Road, which will be served by one fare paid entrance located west of the alignment and accessible from the adjacent MUP. The existing fare control enclosure will remain. The station will be designed for any modifications needed at the entrance enclosure. Platform extensions will be designed and constructed with all related shelters and requirements.

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Walkley (2022)

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Walkley Station will be a new station located south of Walkley Road adjacent to commercial property to the east. The station will front onto Walkley Road east of the South East Transitway Station and will consist of stairs and elevators from the entrance to the platform within the fare paid zone. It will include a combination of signage, architectural elements, and landscape features directly adjacent to Walkley Road to clearly announce the station location from Walkley Road.

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Greenboro

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Greenboro 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 in the South Keys area of Ottawa. 

This station primarily serves the large South Keys shopping plaza, and the nearby residential areas, as well as providing a connection to local transit service by bus.

Greenboro Station is accessible from inside the bus station of the same name, located near Bank Street and Johnston Road.

The station's layout is more elaborate than most on the Trillium Line, owing to the fact that it is integrated with the bus rapid transit service and Transitway. From the outside, the only entry and exit points are through the fare gate kiosk. From there, a series of overhead walkways allow you to reach the two bus transit platforms and the one O-Train platform at the very end. The platforms for the buses are accessed by a choice of stairs or elevators, while the O-Train platform is level with the entrance.

This station was modified in 2017 to accommodate the fare gate kiosk and entrance at the front.

Since its opening in 2001, Greenboro Station has been the Southern terminus for the Trillium Line. As a result, all departing trains leave in the direction of Bayview. This will change in 2021 when the line is extended further South.

There isn't any public art on display at this station. Its location, especially that of the O-Train platform, is surrounded by lots of green vegetation, making for a calm and relaxing place to wait for the next train's arrival.

UNIQUE FEATURES

A unique feature of Greenboro station is how the pedestrian overpass between the bus station and the O-Train platform is of a different design than the existing bus overpass.

PUBLIC ARTWORK

Greenboro Station does not currently feature any public artwork.

STATION FACTS AND MAP
  • Opening Date: October 15, 2001
  • Line: Trillium Line
  • Previous Station: Mooney's Bay (2815 metres)

STATION RIDERSHIP (November 2019)

  • Balanced Boardings: 98,000
  • Weekday Average: 4,000
  • Weekend Average: 1,600

Balanced boardings are the average number of entries and exits at O-Train stations. O-Train Line 2 ridership is based on Automatic Passenger Counters aboard O-Train Line 2 trains. It is important to note that the figures above for Greenboro Station will also capture customers who are using the station to access bus service.


Line 2 (Trillium Line) is currently closed and in the process of being expanded for the Line 2 South Extension, which will see longer trains and double platforms. Below are some concept renders of the expanded station (Line 2), scheduled to open in 2022.

Greenboro Station is a transfer station on the existing Trillium Line. Platform extensions will be designed and constructed with all related shelters and requirements.

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South Keys (2022)

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South Keys Station is an existing Transitway station located adjacent to the South Keys Shopping Centre, which will be expanded to serve as a transfer station between the Airport Link and Trillium Line. The station will be a centre platform station and include a minimum of one fare paid entrance. The fare paid entrance will be from the passageway connecting the MUP on the west side of the expanded Trillium Line corridor to the existing Transitway entrance.

A roof will shelter the Airport Link passengers transferring to the Trillium Line.

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Leitrim (2022)

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Leitrim Station is an existing bus station and park and ride facility located south of Leitrim Road. The new Leitrim Station will be a line and transfer station. The existing park and ride will be expanded to 330 spaces initially and designed to facilitate a capacity of 925 spaces.

The new station will have a minimum of one fare paid entrance with access to the park and ride. It will be designed and constructed to allow the bus platform to remain accessible to the public while securing the train platform during non-operating hours.

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Bowesville (2022)

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Bowesville Station will be a new station located east of Bowesville Road and south of Earl Armstrong Road. The new station is a line and transfer station with a park and ride facility, which will be constructed with an initial capacity of 800 spaces and designed to facilitate a capacity of approximately 2,000 spaces. It will provide parking facilities for southern communities such as Greely, Manotick and Metcalfe.

The station will have a minimum one fare paid entrance and designed to allow the bus platform to remain accessible to the public while securing the train during non-operating hours.

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Limebank (2022)

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Limebank Station will be a new terminal station located west of Limebank Road, south of Earl Armstrong Road and east of Main Street. The station will have a minimum one fare paid entrance with access to Main Street, the north east-west Connector Road, and the future south east-west Connector Road.

It will be designed as an urban station with direct access to the on-street bus facility located to the north of the alignment.

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