This project is set to meet the City of Ottawa’s infrastructure challenge by way of a state-of-the-art LRT system with an initial capacity of 24,000 riders per hour in each direction, including a congestion-solving 2.5-kilometre tunnel that will rapidly move riders across downtown. It will be a fully accessible and convenient system for all users, including cyclists. The 12.5-kilometre rail line will consist of thirteen stations between Tunney’s Pasture in the west and Blair Station in the east, with three stations residing in the 2.5-kilometre tunnel downtown. This will make transportation
to-and-from the downtown core easier.
This work also includes the widening of Highway 417, as well as the building of a maintenance and storage facility on Belfast Road; selected vehicle assembly, and all cleaning, inspection, heavy maintenance, washing, and storage, will take place at this facility. Construction will continue into 2018, with the project to be handed over to the City of Ottawa on May 24, 2018.