Mooney's Bay Station single platform near completion, getting ready to grade and re-install the track / rails.
Very solid and deep concrete works for the extended single track/platform Mooney's Bay Station. Note the insulated toilet faculties by the crane. Trillium Line Stage 2.
Went by the Brookfield crossing to check out the progress of the new flyover. Still some work to do on the south side of the flyover. Where as there's been some progress on the new expanded Mooney's Bay Stn platform.
Mooney's Bay Station is probably the simplest in the Trillium Line Stage 2 enhancements, with no elevators/stairs required, but still much permanent platform rebuild and lengthening. VIA crossing/new flyover in background.
Mooney's Bay Station will not see dramatic changes like other nearby stations, however the platform is being completely rebuilt to the longer length to accommodate the Stadler FLIRT and coupled Alstom Coradia LINT trains. Foundation appears complete and work seems to be advancing well now with the warmer weather.
Snapshot of Mooney's Bay Station - November 28, 2020
Mooney's Bay Station looking southbound, as it undergoes LRT Phase 2 renewal. Work continues to rebuild the platforms, which will be doubled in length to accommodate the new train sets and the existing trains that will now be coupled.
Tracks removed for Stage 2 platform extensions at single track Mooney's Bay Station. Recently built fare gate building intact.
Tracks ripped up for platform extension at Mooney's Bay Station. The Stadler FLIRT trains are twice as long!
Mooney's Bay Station (originally named Confederation Station) is one of the 5 original O-Train stations in Ottawa. Opened on October 15,
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
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.
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.
Mooney's Bay Station does not currently feature any public artwork.
- 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.