Category Archives: LRT

Light Rail Transit. A common topic is WLRTC which is about Western Light Rail Transit Corridor planning for the route of Ottawa’s new train public transit system which passes near Champlain Park. After that, we’ll see more about LRT construction, and hopefully some time a notice about it being completed!

Bus Route Changes Survey

This is a slightly political message, but it’s worth posting since the recent bus route changes are of local concern. Problems with the new routes (such as not fully connecting across downtown Ottawa) have lead to this survey to get feedback to present to municipal candidates, and to the formation of the Ottawa Transit Riders’ Group. Continue reading

O-Train Energized to Tunney’s Pasture

From: Berlin, Damon <>
Date: 10 April 2018 at 10:50
Subject: Overhead Catenary System – Electrification


Please be advised that OLRTC has begun with the electrification of segment 1 of the Confederation Line (Tunney’s to West Portal). This is exciting for the project and your ward but it is also important to remember that this is also a new danger that people need to be made aware of. To that end, I am attaching a bilingual education poster for you to share with your community association and neighbours. I will also be sharing this poster with the local schools.
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OC Transpo Name the Trains Contest – December 8

OC Transpo
Name the Trains Contest

If you know of a child or youth aged 16 or under who wants to be part of Ottawa’s history? OC Transpo are looking for creative, fun and unique names for each of our 40 train cars: 34 O-Train Confederation Line train cars and 6 O-Train Trillium Line train cars. Submit your name idea from now until Dec. 8, 2017 for your chance to have it featured on an operating O-Train car starting in 2018.

See for more about using the new rail service. And for weekly newsletters (with photos) on construction progress.

In related news, there are bicycle repair spots at 10 OC Transpo stations. Locally, there’s a new one installed on the path at the Westboro station, see

Byron Linear Park, Cleary, New Orchard Meeting – May 23

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LRT Bus Detour Meeting Aftermath

Following up on the LRT Bus Detour Meeting post, there’s a copy of the presentation materials at (other presentations and reports are at

Councillor Jeff Leiper’s archive of the live stream of the meeting is at though there seems to be a longer one (possibly unedited footage) also at

LRT Bus Detour Meeting – April 4


Also see where there will be a live video stream of the city presentations and Q&A on Facebook starting at 7pm.

The Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, will host a public information session April 4 so we can learn more about the temporary Scott Street detours coming as part of construction of Phase 2 of the LRT.

At the session, which starts at 6pm, city staff will show the preliminary plans for Scott Street between Tunney’s Pasture and Dominion Station including a temporary Scott Street extension to the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway that will run between the Transitway and Workman Avenue. We’ll also hear more about a temporary bridge over the Transitway near Roosevelt Avenue and intersection improvements at Scott Street and Lanark Avenue/Island Park Drive.
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LRT Stage 2 Presentation Materials Available

If you’re interested in maps and station plans of where the O-Train will go, more of them are now available online. Though for our neighbourhood, it’s pretty well settled that it will be in the existing transitway trench beside Scott … Continue reading


Info Session on LRT Tunnel near Cleary – September 14

From: Subject: Public Information Session – Richmond Corridor Tunnel Update/Séance d’information publique -Mise à jour sur le tunnel du couloir Richmond Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:30:43 +0000 We would like to invite you to attend a public information … Continue reading


Information Session on Light Rail Stage 2 changes around Cleary Station – April 14

Information Session – Improved Alignment Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project (Cleary Station) Thursday, April 14, 2016 Notre Dame High School 710 Broadview Avenue 6 to 9 p.m., Presentation at 7:30 p.m. The Stage 2 LRT Cleary Alternative Alignment Study … Continue reading


Bus Routing around LRT Construction

Thanks go to Lianne on Daniel for passing on this information. (le français suit..) As you are probably aware the City of Ottawa is in the midst of major construction on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, which will see … Continue reading