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City and LRT partners install last piece of rail of O-Train Confederation Line

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by Mona Fortier, Member of Parliament for Ottawa-Vanier, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to secure the final piece of track on the O-Train Confederation Line. Participating dignitaries began the event by paying tribute to Canada’s history. Standing in front of the iconic 1885 image showing the driving…
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City secures funding to extend O-Train Trillium Line to the heart of Riverside South

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson was joined today by The Honourable Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Ottawa West—Nepean, to announce provincial funding for the proposed O-Train Trillium Line extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to Limebank Road as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The Province of Ontario is committing $50 million to fund the anticipated $80M cost of the 3.4 kilometre extension from Earl Armstrong/Bowesville Station to a…
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City proposes improvements to Trillium Line extension south

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson announced today a new alignment for the O-Train Trillium Line extension as part of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit project. The new alignment would move Bowesville Station to the edge of the urban boundary just southeast of the Bowesville and Earl Armstrong intersection, bringing rail almost a full kilometre closer to the Riverside South community. The new alignment also takes advantage of an existing City-owned rail corridor, ultimately reducing…
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Council approves Stage 2 plan to build rail to east, west and south

Ottawa – City Council today approved moving ahead with the Stage 2 project to bring light rail transit farther and faster to communities in the east, the west and the south. The Stage 2 report approved by Council includes recommendations changing the scope of the light rail transit (LRT) project, the procurement model and the specific activities the City will undertake to implement Stage 2. An expansion of the scope of the Stage 2 LRT…
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City shares significant news about plans to move forward with Stage 2 Light Rail Transit

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Stephen Blais, Chair of the Transit Commission, and City of Ottawa staff today shared significant news about plans to move forward with the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. City Staff also provided a detailed presentation of a related report on Stage 2 LRT, in advance of the tabling of the report at the Finance and Economic Development Committee on…
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