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Old May 4th, 2016, 04:20 PM   #81
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Here is a recent drone video of the construction on the eastern (above-ground) stations:
youtube.com/watch?v=SPOYccgYu-4
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Old May 4th, 2016, 05:10 PM   #82
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Here is a recent drone video of the construction on the eastern (above-ground) stations:
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Old May 4th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #83
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I had been under the impression that they had been retired. Such a unique piece of rolling stock in the Western Hemisphere.
They do use DMUs on the RiverLINE in South Jersey and Sprinter in Southern California which uses similar DMUs to the Trillium Line.
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Old June 3rd, 2016, 07:16 PM   #84
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Ontario commits $C 1bn to Ottawa urban rail expansion
Friday, June 03, 2016



THE premier of Ontario Mrs Kathleen Wynne announced on June 3 that the Canadian province will provide $C 1bn ($US 770m) towards Ottawa's $C 3bn Stage 2 LRT project, which will add 30km and 19 stations to the capital's urban rail network

Provincial funding for the project will come from the Moving Ontario Forward programme. Last July Canada's federal government agreed to contribute up to $C 1bn to the project through its Public Transport Fund, with the city providing the remaining $C 1bn

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Old September 1st, 2016, 06:59 PM   #85
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Alstom to maintain Ottawa Confederation Line
Thursday, September 01, 2016



ALSTOM has been awarded a €125m contract by Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership, a consortium of SNC Lavalin O&M, ACS and EllisDon, to maintain Ottawa’s 12.5km light rail Confederation Line, which opens in 2018

Under the 30-year contract Alstom will be responsible for maintaining track, signalling, telecommunications, and the operational control system on the 13-station east-west line from Blair to Tunney’s Pasture

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Old October 21st, 2016, 12:30 AM   #86
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Old December 5th, 2016, 08:58 PM   #87
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Testing begins on Ottawa Confederation Line
Monday, December 05, 2016



TEST running began on Ottawa’s light rail Confederation Line on December 2 when an LRV operated between Cyreville and Blair on the eastern section of the route

The 12.5km east-west line from Blair to Tunney’s Pasture will serve 13 stations and includes a 2.5km tunnel on the city centre section. Commercial operations are due to begin in 2018

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Ottawa light rail map on Carto website:
http://carto.metro.free.fr/cartes/metro-tram-ottawa/
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Second phase of Ottawa's light rail transit plan gets green light from NCC


The second phase for Ottawa’s light rail transit has cleared another hurdle, with the NCC approving of the city’s construction plans on its lands in the west. The rail crosses NCC land at the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway in Westboro, and south by Lincoln Fields to Baseline Road and beyond[...]
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Old February 22nd, 2017, 03:17 PM   #90
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Ottawa expands Stage 2 LRT plan
Wednesday, February 22, 2017



THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would extend the network to the west, south and east

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Following a public consultation and preliminary engineering work, the city is proposing the inclusion of the following projects in Stage 2:

• Confederation Line West: beyond Bayshore to Moodie Drive, and southwest to Algonquin College
• Confederation Line East: beyond Place d'Orleans to Trim Road
• Trillium Line extension to Bowesville and Riverside South
• Airport rail link from South Keys Station on the Trillium Line

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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:01 AM   #91
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Jim Watson gets go-ahead to start formal talks with Gatineau about rail link over Ottawa River
This can be feasible in theory. I can see a LRT going down the Gatineau transitway.
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Old March 18th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #92
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But wouldn't this be an extension of line 2 (Trillium Line) which currently uses actual heavy rail rolling stock and high-floor platforms?

Seeing as they will extend the Trillium Line to the south anyway it would make sense to convert the whole line, with its limited number of stations, to low-platform LRT so you can order the same rolling stock as the rest of the system. If you don't do it now you'll be stuck with mixed systems forever.
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But wouldn't this be an extension of line 2 (Trillium Line) which currently uses actual heavy rail rolling stock and high-floor platforms?

Seeing as they will extend the Trillium Line to the south anyway it would make sense to convert the whole line, with its limited number of stations, to low-platform LRT so you can order the same rolling stock as the rest of the system. If you don't do it now you'll be stuck with mixed systems forever.

Lol no Have you ever been on the current O train? For most of its track it goes on one freaking track, not two. When the train goes under dows lake or just north of dows lake you can see that there is not much space for it to have a serious second track. There's much more to be said but meh those things alone are bad enough. In theory they could make a second lane so that it is something serious, but there is not any serious discussion about that.




I might take some photos of current LRT construction. Does anyone have a recommendation for how to (or well, where to) upload photos?
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My understanding is that the Trillium Line is constrained by the single track tunnel under Dows Lake. Getting it over the bridge into Gatineau is feasible, though that is limited to a single track bridge as well.

The Trillium Line is constrained for future growth due to its limitations but could be extended into Gatineau relatively simply, as long as frequencies remain similar to today.

Ridership is pretty low for a rail line too (unless you are using American standards), at 17,000 daily trips. It was so cheap to implement however that is well worth the cash spent on it, but obviously it's going to be constrained. It only cost $21 million.
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Federal funding boost for Ottawa LRT Stage 2
Tuesday, June 20, 2017



CANADIAN prime minister Mr Justin Trudeau announced on June 16 that the federal government will provide up to $C 1.1bn ($US 830m) through the Investing in Canada Plan for the Stage 2 expansion of Ottawa’s light rail network

The announcement comes a year after the province of Ontario committed $C 1bn to the $C 3bn Stage 2 project, which will add 38km and 23 stations to the network

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RTG orders 38 Alstom LRVs for Ottawa
June 23, 2017



RIDEAU Transit Group (RTG) has awarded Alstom a $C 300m ($US 227m) contract to supply 38 Citadis Spirit low-floor LRVs for the Stage 2 O-Train light rail expansion project in Ottawa, Ontario, which received federal funding on June 16

Alstom had previously received an order for 34 Citadis Spirit LRVs from a subcontract agreement in 2013. Alstom will maintain the vehicles for a period of 30 years

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Private investors plan Ottawa commuter rail network
July 18, 2017





PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of Le Mine Investment Group and Consortia to form a joint company to develop the project

The Moose plan is based on what the project backers describe as a “property-powered rail open market development model,” which aims to optimise the return on property investment by providing passenger rail services on a commercial open-market basis to a limited number of so-called “linked localities.” This would be achieved without any government subsidy, public debt, or taxes

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